Erforth, Benedikt

Dr. Benedikt Erforth

Research programme
Inter- and Transnational Cooperation

Project Lead & Senior Researcher

Political Science

Work areas

  • EU development policy
  • Development finance
  • EU-Africa relations
  • EU security policy in the Sahel


since 4/2019German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Senior Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and Transnational Cooperation"
5/2015 - 12/2018Sciences Po Paris, France
Teaching Fellow in International Relations and European Politics
9/2011 - 5/2015Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
PhD in International Studies
9/2010 - 7/2011Assemblée nationale, Paris, France
Parliamentary Assistant
9/2009 - 7/2010The University of Edinburgh, UK 
MSc in International Relations and European Politics
10/2006 - 7/2009Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen / Université Aix-Marseille III, Germany / France
Dual BA in History and Political Science
11/2005 - 7/2006European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
Parliamentary Assistant

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces


Phone + 49 (0)228 94927-166
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130




Africa–Europe cooperation and digital transformation
Daniels, Chux / Benedikt Erforth / Chloe Teevan (Eds.) (2022)

London: Routledge


Contemporary french security policy in Africa: on ideas and wars
Erforth, Benedikt (2019)

Cham: Palgrave Macmillan