Christiaan Nelisse

Training and Research Fellow


  • Diplomatic practice
  • European affairs
  • Personal effectiveness

Christiaan is a Training and Research fellow at the Clingendael Academy. He works in the Clingendael International Skills Programme, focusing on effective influencing, international negotiations and negotiation behaviour. He also specialises in the processes and institutions of the European Union.

As a Clingendael trainer, Christiaan has worked with groups of (foreign) diplomats and civil servants on issues ranging from the European institutional triangle to effective influencing in Brussels and the conducting of EU trade negotiations.

Before joining Clingendael, Christiaan worked as an analyst at MLex Market Intelligence in Brussels, where he covered EU investigations and legislation in a wide range of sectors such as competition, telecoms and trade. Clients included law firms, consultancies, hedge funds and EU institutions such as the European Commission.

Christiaan has also worked at the European Parliament and for a political lobbying firm, EPPA. He holds an LLM in European Law from Leiden University and a Postgrad in Competition Law from King’s College London.

My work




Managing foreign policy making in Indonesia

26 August 2016 - 17:03

Upcoming training: EU negotiations

04 August 2016 - 10:59

EU-Accession: the Macedonian view

30 May 2016 - 09:51

Effective EU influencing is hard work

23 May 2016 - 10:23

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