Alumni testimonials


Inspector, Société Générale Group

Following European Economic Studies at the College of Europe helped me to develop the critical thinking skills and the habit to have a high-level vision. The diploma of the College of Europe supported my candidature as an intern and later as a consultant at the European Investment Bank. Furthermore, the College of Europe experience also helped me to continue my career in the private banking sector. Therefore, I think the year spent in Bruges had an important impact on my personal and professional development, opening the doors to the different institutions, in both public and private sector.


Youssef RAIS

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) Trainee at the European Investment Bank (EIB)

My experience at college of Europe has been an important asset in my professional career. I clearly felt it when I have joined the European Investment Bank, there I’ve met many college Alumni since the first day. Joining the college has enabled me to be part a network of economists, consultants and European Experts based in Brussels, Luxembourg and beyond. I will always be grateful for this opportunity to deepen my knowledge in Economics and Business while interacting with some of the brightest minds in the European Union I believe.


Economic Consultant in the Economics, Policy & Governance Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The European Economics study programme taught me to understand the theories of the European economic integration, cohesion and economic development, while linking it with the practical aspects of public policy. Today, I am working as an economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development analysing bottlenecks of international trade and global value chains inside of Europe and outside in the European neighbourhood. Given my experience, I think the College of Europe educates European citizens aiming for a job that may shape many lifes and improve the welfare of the European people and its neighbours.

Philipp, works on Global Value Chain diagnostics and economic integration of EBRD countries of operation with a particular focus on the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region.

Caroline FRANZEN

Analyst at Oxera

Even after studying economics for five years, the European Economic Studies program at the College of Europe has allowed me to gain not only additional understanding of economics on a European level, but also knowledge in related disciplines and a holistic view of European policies. More specifically, the insights delivered by the practitioners teaching and the wide range of courses have enabled me to be prepared for my position as a microeconomics analyst.