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.
He is specialised in the nexus between history, identity, European integration and political legitimacy from a long-term and interdisciplinary perspective. He also provides experienced trainings in diplomatic practice and personal effectiveness and is adept at the dynamics of European and International geopolitics, security and multilateralism.
Teun is reinforced in those capacities by years of experience in participating in and creating trainings on equipping participants with the toolbox to grasp diplomatic skills and international themes, for e.g. the College of Europe, the Dutch Royal Military Academy and the University of Groningen.
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. He also taught Dutch to expats as a freelancer for many years.
Teun holds a Cum Laude MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland. He received his BA in History from the University of Groningen.