Prof. Dr. Peter Van Elsuwege

Senior Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Peter Van Elsuwege is professor of European Union law at Ghent University (Belgium). He holds a PhD in Law (University of Ghent, 2007) and a Master in International Relations (2000) and European Law (2001). He joined the European Institute of Ghent University in October 2001 and worked as an Academic Assistant and as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at the European Law Department. On 1 February 2010 he was appointed Tenure Track Professor in EU law. His research activities essentially focus on the law of EU external relations. Specific attention is devoted to the legal framework of the relations between the European Union and its East European neighbours. Peter Van Elsuwege is also the academic coordinator of a Jean Monnet Module on “The Legal Dimension of EU External Relations” and an affiliated member of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) and the Centre for Russian International, Socio-Political and Economic Studies (CERISE). A full list of his publications is available at: