Thierry Chopin holds a doctorate in political science from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and obtained his Habilitation to direct research (HDR) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
He is a special advisor to the Jacques Delors Institute, a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and also teaches at Mines Paris – PSL (for student engineers of the Corps des Mines). He has taught for many years at Sciences Po, as well as at the Catholic University of Lille, the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) and the Ecole de Guerre (Military School, Paris).
He was Director of Studies at the Robert Schuman Foundation, scientific advisor to the Centre d’analyse stratégique (now France Stratégie, an organisation directly attached to the Prime Minister) and consultant to the Centre d’analyse, de prévision et de stratégie (CAPS) of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. He was an associate expert at the Centre de recherches internationales de Sciences Po (CERI) and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), European Institute.
He is the author of numerous books and articles on the European Union, including La fracture politique de l’Europe (Larcier, 2015); with Jean-François Jamet and Christian Lequesne, L’Europe d’après (Lignes de Repères, 2012); with Yves Bertoncini, Politique européenne. Etats, pouvoirs et citoyens de l’Union européenne (Presses de Sciences Po-Dalloz, 2010). Between 2007 and 2018, he co-edited, with Michel Foucher, the Rapport Schuman sur l’Europe. L’état de l’Union.
He chaired the Committee of Reflection and Proposals for the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PFUE), whose report, submitted to Clément Beaune, then Secretary of State for European Affairs, was published under the title: Une Europe pour aujourd’hui et pour demain. Souveraineté, solidarités, identité commune, La Documentation française, 2022.