Ward Den Dooven

Associate Fellow


Participatory democracy, Citizen engagement, Conference on the Future of Europe


Ward Den Dooven is Associate Fellow in the European Affairs Programme of the Egmont Institute. Furthermore, he is Project Assistant at the College of Europe for the Pilot Programme for the European Diplomatic Academy.

Other work experiences include a stay at Democratic Society, a Brussels-based pan-European NGO working on democratic challenges at various levels of government, where he held a specific focus on networked democracy and the Conference on the Future of Europe. His main research interests are democracy and democratization, where he aims to discover the nexus between governance structures, democratic innovation (through citizen engagement and participatory democracy), and internal and external challenges of (European) democracy.

He obtained an MA in European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe, as well as an MA in Economics, Law and Business Studies from KU Leuven.