Susi Dennison is a senior policy fellow at ECFR working on a range of projects, including the annual Scorecard and the EU’s Global Strategy. Within the Middle East and North Africa Programme, she focuses on EU relations with North Africa and takes a particular interest in human rights, justice, and democracy questions.
Prior to joining ECFR in 2010, Susi worked for Amnesty International, carrying out advocacy on human rights protection and promotion in the EU's relationship with Africa, Asia, and the Americas. She was also the civil society representative in the Human Rights and Good Governance partnership of the EU Africa strategy from 2008 to 2010.
Susi began her career in HM Treasury in the UK. There she held a range of positions, starting in the EU Co-ordination and Strategy team of the then directorate for Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance working on the co-ordination of ECOFIN positions and contributing to the Social Europe Working Group of the Convention on the Future of Europe. She worked in the Home Office Spending team during SR04 – advising on migration policy in the run-up to the 2004 wave of accession to the EU and also on prisons and probation policy. She also worked in the Private Office of the Chief Secretary to Treasury and was the policy lead on Enterprise in Disadvantaged areas during the Budget and Pre-Budget Report, 2006.
Areas of expertise: human rights, democracy and justice, EU relations with North Africa, European Global Strategy, Scorecard
Languages: English and French
Phone: +44 (0)20 7227 6883
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