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Sam van der Staak

Director for Regional Europe

Sam van der Staak is the Director of International IDEA’s Regional Europe Programme. His work focuses on responding to democratic developments in Europe, with a special emphasis on the topics of political parties, money in politics, and ICT in democracy.

Van der Staak leads International IDEA’s representation to the European Union in Brussels. He has been involved in International IDEA publications on cybersecurity in elections, citizen movements, money in politics, and political party dialogue. He makes regular media contributions to national and international media.

Engage with Sam van der Staak on Twitter at @samvanderstaak.

Recent Op-Eds:

Europe, impact of the coronavirus pandemic within European Union, state of democracy in Europe
MA in International Relations (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), and MA in Dutch Language and Literature (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Dutch, English
Brussels, Belgium
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