Annelies Blondé

Junior Policy Officer

Annelies joined VSE in January 2020 as a Project Assistant. She has obtained a Master’s Degree in International and European Union Law at KU Leuven as well as an LLM International Human Rights Law at Essex University. She gained international working experience in external relations and diplomacy as an intern at Belgian Embassy in Japan and as a blue book trainee at European External Action Service in Brussels.

Prior to joining VSE, she briefly worked at REDRESS in The Hague, where she contributed to REDRESS’ advocacy efforts and social media outreach, conducted legal research focused on the intersection between international criminal law and human rights law and assisted in the implementation of a project on victims of violent crimes in detention facilities.