Clément Perarnaud is a Research fellow in the Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation, Digital Economy (GRID) unit at CEPS. He is also an associate researcher at the Centre on Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation (CD2I-VUB) in Brussels and a member of the working group on internet governance of the Center Internet et Société (CIS-CNRS, Paris).
Expert in negotiation processes, EU governance and digital policy-making with over ten years of professional experience, Clément has provided research and advisory services to various research institutions and universities.
As a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University Pompeu Fabra, Clément successfully carried out a research project focusing on the determinants of EU Member States’ influence in negotiations of the Council of the EU. This research investigated the informal processes by which member states and EU institutions formulate and advance political preferences at the European level. The research outputs of this project have been published in leading academic journals such as the Internet Policy Review and the Journal of European Public Policy.
He has extensive experience in data collection and analysis across EU countries, including conducting interviews and survey. As part of his Ph.D. thesis, he conducted more than 140 semi-structured interviews with EU negotiators and Member States’ diplomats in Brussels.
Previously as a scientific coordinator of a French research institute in Tunisia between 2014 and 2016, Clément also gained extensive experience in designing and managing EU-funded research projects, having directly contributed to a successful ERC Advanced Grant application (TARICA) and H2020 project (EUNPACK).
Mother tongue French, he is fluent in English and Spanish.