Experts & Staff

Pawel Zerka

Programme Coordinator, European Power

Languages: English, French, Spanish and Polish
Areas of Expertise: Latin America, EU affairs, international trade, Poland in the EU

Pawel Zerka is the programme coordinator of the European Power programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. 

Zerka is economist and political scientist, with expertise in EU affairs and Latin American politics and economy. He has joined ECFR's Paris office in August 2017, previously working as expert and head of programmes at two leading Polish think tanks, WiseEuropa (2016-2017) and demosEUROPA-Centre for European Strategy (2009-2016). He has coordinated several international research projects which analysed the impact of 2008 economic crisis on EU-Latin America relations, compared Poland's, Sweden's and Spain's globalisation experiences, and evaluated the perspectives of Polish-German political cooperation on European issues, among others.

Zerka holds a PhD in economics and MA in international relations from the Warsaw School of Economics, having also studied at SciencesPo Bordeaux and Universidad de Buenos Aires.