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Ilya Roubanis

PhD (EUI, Florence) | Political Analyst


I am a policy analyst and political communication consultant.

For over a decade, I have worked as a shadow-writer for cabinet minister, parliamentarians and diplomats, developing bespoke political content that matched their role and mandate.

I was fortunate to be engaged in iconic political campaigns across Europe, from the Caucasus to Brussels. My work is all about creative engagement and strategic messaging.

Born in London to Greek parents, I have lived, worked and studied in Belgium, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK. 

As a researcher, I have worked for think tanks, international organisations, and universities. Assuming roles ranging from research assistant to research coordinator, I have experience in EU-wide policy development and documentation. 

 My current research focus is on the effect of Eurosceptic political discourse on the European periphery: the UK (Brexit), Western Balkans, the Eastern Partnership, and Turkey. 


Government Affairs and Public Relations

2015 - Present | Brussels

Journalist: New Europe, Print and Electronic English-language Newspaper

2015 - 2017 | Brussels

Political Advisor: Cambre Associates, Georgian Government Account

2014 - 2015 | Athens

Political Aide: General Secretariat for Gender Equality

2014 - 2015 | Brussels, Athens

Political Aide: General Secretariat for Gender Equality

Research and Teaching Experience

2013 - 2015 | Corinth (Greece)

Research Coordinator: University of Peloponnese, LeFAMSol project

2006 - 2014 | Athens

Lecturer: National School of Public Administration

2009 - 2011 | Kommotini (Greece)

Lecturer Adjunct, Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Political Science

2010 - 2011 | Athens, Istanbul

Research Associate, Int. Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS)

2007 - 2008 | Vienna, Athens, Nicosia

Research Assistant, Int. Commission for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), PROMINSTAT project

2005 - 2007 | Athens

Research Associate, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISTAME)



PhD, Social and Political Science

Department of Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute (EUI).


MA, International Relations and Strategic Studies

Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of International Relations and European Studies.


BA, European Area Studies

Department of European Studies, University of Bradford.