Balazs Ujvari

Associate Fellow

Global governance, Competing multilateral strategies


Balazs Ujvari is an Associate Fellow jointly contributing to the Europe in the World programme at the Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations and the European Policy Centre (EPC) since 2016. His area of research concentrates on global governance and economic diplomacy. Recently, he has primarily worked on the China-led transformation of the international system, newly-created multilateral bodies (e.g. AIIB and NDB), and the role of the European Investment Bank in backing EU external action. His former contributions in this field include The European Union and the China-led Transformation of Global Economic Governance (Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations, 2016) and L’Union européenne face aux BRICS dans la gouvernance mondiale : Une réponse efficace ? (College of Europe / United Nations University, 2014).

Mr Ujvari holds an MA in International Studies from Arhus University as well as an MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe. Parallel to his studies, he had worked at the United Nations University on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament as well as the Spokesperson’s Service of the European Commission. Before joining Egmont, Balazs had spent a year at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris as a Junior Analyst. He had also participated in the European China Talent Programme of the Mercator Institute for China Studies in 2017.

Balazs speaks English, French and Hungarian, has a limited working proficiency in German and an elementary knowledge of Danish and Chinese (mandarin).