Advisory Board


Tania Lațici

Associate Fellow with the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations
Tania Lațici is an Associate Fellow with the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, a Non-Resident Fellow in the Transatlantic Leadership Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a Member of Women in International Security Brussels, and an Associate Expert at the New Strategy Center.
She works full-time as a Policy Analyst on security and defence policy in the European Parliamentary Research Service – the in-house think tank of the European Parliament. She is also doing a part-time PhD on transatlantic defence cooperation at the University of Ghent and with the European Security and Defence College. Previous distinctions include being a GLOBSEC Young Leader, a New Security Leader at the Warsaw Security Forum, and a Transatlantic Denton Fellow at CEPA. In 2020, she was appointed by Secretary General Stoltenberg to co-coordinate the NATO Young Leaders advisory body to assist the NATO2030 strategic reflection process. Past work experiences include the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the transatlantic relations division at the European External Action Service.
Ricardo Borges de Castro

Ricardo Borges de Castro

Associate Director and Head of Europe in the World Programme at the European Policy Centre
Ricardo Borges de Castro is Associate Director and Head of Europe in the World Programme at the European Policy Centre, an independent, not-for-profit, Brussels-based think tank dedicated to fostering European integration through analysis and debate. Ricardo is also an Associate Fellow, Global Fellowship Initiative, at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
Previously he served as Adviser on Foreign Affairs and Adviser on Strategic Foresight to the European Political Strategy Centre, the European Commission’s in-house think tank, reporting directly to President Jean-Claude Juncker. Ricardo led the EPSC’s work on foresight, focusing mainly on global trends, ‘anticipatory democracy,’ and policymaking. During his tenure, he spearheaded efforts to mainstream anticipation and foresight across Commission services. He was also the European Commission’s project leader for the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS), an EU inter-institutional collaboration on global trends and strategic foresight.
Before joining the EPSC, Ricardo served as Member of Cabinet and Personal Assistant to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, as well as spokesperson for ‘Europe and the World’ at the Commission’s Spokespersons’ Planning and Coordination Unit, reporting directly to the President. In Portugal, Ricardo served in the Prime Minister’s Office as political adviser to the Prime Minister after spending four years in the Portuguese Parliament as policy advisor for foreign affairs, national defence and East Timor.
Ricardo holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from The Fletcher School and a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College).
Besides Portugal, he has lived in the US, UK, Turkey, and lately in Belgium.
He enjoys running and the outdoors.
Follow him on Twitter: @ricbdc