Idris Abdelkhalek studied law at the Universities of Fribourg (with a specification in European law), Leibniz University Hannover and Bern. He subsequently obtained a postgraduate master’s degree (LL.M.) in European Legal Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is currently a doctoral student in law at the University of Fribourg. Idris is also a licensed attorney and has worked in a Geneva business law firm, at the SwissCore office in Brussels and in the federal administration in Bern. For several years, he was also a member of the board of AFS Switzerland, an organization active worldwide in intercultural educational exchanges.