Associate Fellow



Dr Ricardo Borges de Castro
Position(s) Former Adviser on Strategic Foresight, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), European Commission
Twitter @ricbdc

Ricardo Borges de Castro served as Adviser on Strategic Foresight to the European Political Strategy Centre, the European Commission’s in-house think tank, reporting directly to President Jean-Claude Juncker. At the EPSC he focused mainly on global trends, strategic foresight, ‘anticipatory democracy,’ and policymaking. He was also the European Commission’s project leader for the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS), an EU inter-institutional collaboration on global trends and strategic foresight. Before joining the EPSC, he served as personal assistant and member of cabinet to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, as well as spokesperson for ‘Europe and the World’ at the Commission’s Spokespersons’ Planning and Coordination Unit. In Portugal, he served in the Prime Minister’s Office as well as in the Parliament as policy advisor. He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School and a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford. Besides Portugal, he has lived in the US, UK, Turkey, and lately in Belgium. He enjoys running.