Until October 2017 Michiel Luining was Research Assistant at the Europe cluster of Clingendael Institute. His research was particularly focused on the rule of law.
In addition, he has focused on the social dimension of Europe and has co-written a discussion paper for an informal EU ministers meeting under the Dutch EU presidency (first half of 2016) by focusing on relevant trends for sustainable mobility.
Michiel holds a BA in History from Universiteit Leiden and did an MA in European Studies (double degree) at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and the Georg-August Universität Göttingen, where he graduated (cum laude) with the thesis: ‘Rethinking European integration and Euroscepticism. The relevance of Viktor Orbán’s Hungary.’
During his studies he i.a. completed the MA Honours College of Groningen University, took course at the University of Amsterdam and studied abroad at Georg-August Universität, Göttingen and American University, Washington DC. Prior to joining Clingendael, he worked as an intern at the Royal Dutch Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic.