Axelle Devaux

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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 RAND Europe Brussels office. Her research focuses on education, democratic participation and social exclusion. Axelle's recent research include Truth Decay in Europe (2022), a report which is part of the Countering Truth Decay Initiative and looked at the role of facts and analysis in public life in Europe. 

Prior to RAND she worked for Deloitte Consulting and ICF International. Axelle holds a master's degree in European studies from the University of Lille. She graduated in European and comparative law from the University of Lille (FR), Warwick (UK) and Saarbruecken (DE).

Recent Projects

  • Truth Decay in Europe
  • Future of Education and Youth in the EU
  • Challenges and Drawbacks of Remote Voting Solutions
  • Algorithms and Media Literacy in the EU
  • European Platform for Investing in Children


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  • Illustration of a woman sitting inside a glass dome surrounded by people screaming in megaphones, illustration by Feodora Chiosea/Getty Images

    'Truth Decay' in Europe Is Real, but Its Advance Can Be Slowed

    Though present in Europe, the evidence suggests that trends of Truth Decay are not as widespread or as pronounced as they are in the United States. There is still time for policymakers to intervene and limit their growth.

    May 17, 2022 Encompass

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    The Five Common Myths About Inclusive Education

    Rising levels of social inequality and diversity in Europe have made social inclusion a priority for the European Union. However, it remains a challenge to ensure access to quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) for all children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    Jun 23, 2020 EU Reporter

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    Digital Learning Needs to Benefit All Children When Schools Close

    Three factors are essential for any digital learning method. First, it must be inclusive. Second, it should support the learning experience, not replace it. And third, evidence of what works should inform digital learning interventions.

    May 4, 2020 EU Reporter

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    How to Contain the Disinformation Virus

    Like COVID-19, disinformation spreads only if we help it spread. While we have all been asked to stay at home as responsible citizens to contain the virus, we should also feel responsible for making it harder for disinformation to spread.

    Apr 9, 2020 Encompass

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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