Sebastian Kurpas has been a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels since 2003. His research focus lies on EU institutional issues, treaty reform and European media. In 2002/03 he worked in the press service of the European Commission. He has studied law and political science in Freiburg, Germany, and Grenoble, France. Kurpas holds a law degree from the University of Freiburg and a Master of European Public Administration from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. In March 2007 Kurpas submitted his doctoral thesis in political science at the University of Tübingen on the press coverage about the European Constitutional Convention.