Dr. Gilles Pittoors


Gilles is lecturer European Politics and Society at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands, and postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University in Belgium. He holds a BA in History, MA in European Studies and MSc in European Politics from KU Leuven. He obtained his PhD in 2021 on the multilevel organisation of national political parties in the EU. His broader research interests include the Europeanisation of politics, the democratisation of the EU, and transnational partisanship. Before returning to academia, he worked at the European Commission (Bluebook) and several Brussels-based advocacy groups. As a researcher, Gilles is currently involved in a interdisciplinary project (GOA) on participatory democracy. 

Research focus

  • Political parties
  • Multilevel governance
  • Europeanisation
  • European Union

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Address: Campus UFO - Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent

Phone:+ 32 9 264 91 80


Twitter: @gillespittoors