Emmanuel Cohen-Hadria is a Co-Founder of Diplomeds – The Council for Mediterranean Diplomacy, the Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Policies Department of the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), and the Team Leader of “EuroMeSCo: Connecting the Dots”, a project involving think tanks around the Mediterranean region and contributing to policy-oriented research on issues related to Euro-Mediterranean relations. An expert on European Foreign Policy in the MENA region, he is regularly invited to provide expertise to European institutions, including the European Parliament. Before joining the IEMed in 2015, he worked for eight years for the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS). He was based in the Western Balkans between 2006 and 2011. Between 2012 and 2015, he worked in the office of the then Deputy Secretary General for political affairs of the European External Action Service. He teaches courses on the EU Foreign Policy and on the MENA region at the Blanquerna Faculty/Ramon Llull University in Barcelona.