Axelle Devaux

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Deputy Head of Brussels Office; Research Leader
Brussels Office


M.A. in European studies, University of Lille

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Axelle Devaux is a research leader at RAND Europe and deputy head of the Brussels office. Her research focuses on education policies with a particular interest in education technologies and how they can support vulnerable learners. Devaux has worked with the EU institutions for over 15 years and managed the evaluation and implementation of several EU policies and programmes.

Prior to RAND she worked for Deloitte Consulting and ICF International. Devaux graduated in law from the University of Lille II. She participated in in a student mobility programme with the universities of Warwick and Saarbruecken, which gave her the opportunity to explore EU law from different perspectives. She also holds a master's degree in European studies from the University of Lille, with a student placement at the European Commission in the unit in charge of the Erasmus programme.

Recent Projects

  • MOOCs4Inclusion
  • European Platform for Investing in Children


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    How the 'Ostrich Europe' Scenario Could Help Guide EU Education Policy

    A future scenarios approach can help identify different ways in which the future may plausibly unfold. Seeing how policies implemented now play out in the different scenarios can show us what the possible implications of policy decisions could be. This in turn can contribute to evidence-based policy making.

    Jan 13, 2020 Encompass