Teun joined the Clingendael Institute as an Academy Fellow in April 2021. In that capacity, he coordinates, develops and implements a wide range of training courses for e.g. Dutch, European and International diplomats, civil servants and policy makers. His main training activities deal with the politics and functioning of the European Union and its regional and global engagement.
Teun is a Cum Laude graduate of the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw with a regional and thematic expertise in Central and Eastern Europe, and the foreign and security policies of the EU respectively.
He has provided wide ranging EU trainings to hundreds of professionals, including for Czechia and Sweden on their EU presidency, the EU advisors to the Dutch parliament, and the EEAS. Prior to joining the Clingendael Institute, Teun worked as a Project Coordinator at the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in Prague, dealing with EU remembrance policies on the history of 20th century totalitarianism, and conducting research, awareness raising, education and lobbying within that field.