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Heather Grabbe

GrabbeHeatherJean Monnet/GGP Fellow

Open Society European Policy Institute




Biographical Note

Dr Heather Grabbe is Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, currently on sabbatical from the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels. She was previously Senior Advisor to the European Commissioner for Enlargement, responsible in his Cabinet for the Balkans and Turkey, and has been Deputy Director of the Centre for European Reform. Her academic career includes teaching at the London School of Economics, and research at Oxford and Birmingham universities and Chatham House. Her publications include The EU’s Transformative Power: Europeanisation through Conditionality in Central and Eastern Europe (2006, Palgrave); The Constellations of Europe: How Enlargement will Transform the EU (2004, CER); and Enlarging the EU Eastwards (with Kirsty Hughes, 1998, Cassell).


Research Project

Inside the Black Box: Policy-Making and Politicisation of Free Movement of Persons in the EU