Clément Perarnaud

Open Future Fellow 2023
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Clément is a 2023 Fellow at Open Future. He is a Senior Associate Researcher at the Brussels School of Governance (BSOG-VUB) and is a Researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona).

His most recent research work focuses on the making process of EU digital policies, as well as negotiations and power play in Internet governance. His academic writing has been published in journals such as the Internet Policy Review, the Journal of Cyber Policy, the Journal of European Integration, and the Journal of European Public Policy. He is also the author of a series of policy reports – including a study for the European Parliament addressing the renewed debates on Internet fragmentation (2022).

During his Fellowship at Open Future, Clément will unpack the European Union’s policy approach in the field of Internet standardization. Exploring the concretization of new digital sovereignty-oriented policies, Clément will reflect on the current EU vision for the future of the open Internet, and its inconsistencies. Drawing on this analysis, he will delineate key recommendations for national/EU policymakers in view to propose an alternative policy approach, that would be conducive to more openness, both at the technical and political levels.