Geert Laporte is the director of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG).

Before, he was the Deputy Director of The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) a “think and do tank” based in Maastricht (The Netherlands) and Brussels (Belgium) that specializes in EU development and external relations with a particular focus on Africa and the ACP.

He was responsible for ECDPM’s relations with the EU institutions, EU Presidencies and EU member states, the African Union, the ACP institutions and a broad network of global partners and institutions. His areas of interest and specialization included: the 2030 Universal Sustainable Development Agenda, EU external action and development policy and the EU-Africa and the EU-ACP Partnerships.