Dr. Gilles Pittoors


Gilles is a voluntary 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. Gilles currently works as Policy Analyst at the European Parliament Research Service, where his work focuses on questions of EU citizenship.. As a researcher, he is involved in a interdisciplinary project (GOA) on participatory democracy. 

Research focus

  • Political parties
  • Multilevel governance
  • Europeanisation
  • European Union

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  • Seminar on state government
  • Society and politics: practice
  • Internship


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

Phone:+ 32 9 264 91 80


Twitter: @gillespittoors