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Fleur Van den Sande

Fleur Van den Sande is a Programme Officer at the European Institute of Peace. She coordinates the Institute’s initiatives undertaken within the framework of the Middle East Peace Process while also contributing to other efforts of the Middle East and Gulf programme.

Over the last decade, she studied and worked in the Middle East and North Africa. Before joining EIP, she notably worked for six years with the International Committee of the Red Cross, including in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), Iraq, Tunisia and Libya. Besides the general coordination of humanitarian assistance, she focused in these contexts on the protection of the civilian population during armed conflict or other situations of violence, such as by encouraging authorities and armed actors to abide by international humanitarian law towards civilians, people deprived of freedom, families of the missing, and the dead. In previous capacities she worked on the right to health in the oPt and on the fight against corruption.

She has a Master in Eastern Languages and Cultures from the Ghent University and speaks Dutch, French, English and Arabic.