Marie-Anne Coninsx

Senior Associate Fellow

EU institutions, EU external relations, Arctic Region



Marie-Anne Coninsx is Senior Associate Fellow at the Egmont Institute – the Royal Institute for International Relations (Belgium), and Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge University (UK). She is Member of the Board of Directors of the International Polar Foundation (Belgium) and Member of the Arctic Circle Advisory Board (Iceland).

She was the first EU Ambassador for the Arctic, after having been EU Ambassador to Canada – where she extensively visited the Canadian Arctic, and to Mexico. Her postings as Minister Counselor at the EU Delegations to the UN in New York (US) and Geneva (CH), provided her with an extensive multilateral experience. She has been an EU official for 35 years.

She studied law at Ghent University (Belgium), and did post-graduate studies in international- and European law at Cambridge University (UK) and at European University Centre in Nancy (France). She has done many publications, which can be consulted on her homepage:

Marie-Anne Coninsx is Belgian, residing as well in Germany. She is fluent in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish.