Sebastien Maillard

Associate Fellow, Europe Programme


Sébastien Maillard is special advisor to the Jacques Delors Institute, working in its Centre Grande Europe. He previously served as director of the think-tank, which he joined in 2016 after a career in journalism at La Croix, a French daily newspaper. He was a correspondent in Brussels (2007–10) and Rome (2013–16), covering Pope Francis’ pontificate. He also co-headed the newspaper’s world desk and covered President Macron’s first presidential campaign.

Sébastien Maillard has taught EU affairs at Sciences Po, from which he is a graduate, and at Boston College. He has written in-depth articles in several reviews and is a frequent media commentator. He is the author of Qu’avons-nous fait de l’Europe? and published an interview-book with former Italian PM, Enrico Letta, Faire l’Europe dans un monde de brutes. He was appointed Chevalier to the Ordre du Mérite in 2021.

Past experience

2017-23Director, Institut Jacques Delors (Paris)
2013-16 Rome Correspondent, La Croix
2010-13Deputy Head, World Desk, La Croix
2007-10Brussels Correspondent, La Croix
2001-04Lecturer on EU affairs, Sciences Po (Paris)