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 EU institutions for more than 15 years and has 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

  • European Platform for Investing in Children


  • A group of six multi-ethic children, 3-4 years old, standing in the park together, laughing and shouting, photo by kali9/Getty Images

    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