Daniel Fiott is a Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) and Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Fiott has been a member of the IES' "European Foreign and Security Policy" research cluster since 2012.
Fiott has previously held positions at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (2014), the Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation (2009-2012) and in the public and private sectors (2001-2008). Fiott holds degrees in International Relations from the Open University (UK) and the University of Cambridge (UK). Fiott is a dual-national of Malta and the UK.
Fiott’s research primarily focuses on the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base and matters pertaining to European defence markets and industry. He also conducts research and lectures on European defence and international politics and is able to supervise students on topics such as EU CSDP missions and integration, the Europeanisation of the individual defence policies of the EU member states and European space policy. Fiott's research has appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, Orbis, the International Spectator, and The International History Review. In his capacity as a Senior Editor of the online magazine European Geostrategy, Fiott regularly publishes commentaries on European and international affairs.
He has lectured on the IES' advanced-master "EuroMaster" course and serves as the Course Tutor on the annual "Brussels Programme on European Foreign Policy". He has lectured at the Baltic Defence College, the European Security and Defence College, the German Federal Academy for Security Policy and the University of Cambridge. Fiott is regularly invited to speak at conferences and he frequently contributes to the print and televised media. He has completed project work for a number of governments and institutions including the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, European Defence Agency, the German Federal Government, NATO and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.