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Strategic Energy Technology Plan conference 2010

A Belgian EU Presidency conference trio ewi-vlaanderen European Commision




Director New and renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency Innovation - European Commission, DG Energy



Currently working with the European Commission, in the Directorate General for Energy as Director, New and renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency and innovation, responsible for:

×           The development of the policy and actions on energy efficiency supporting the achievement of the target of 20% energy savings by 2020, including the implementation of  legislative requirements for buildings, ecodesign and labelling, as well as concrete actions supporting energy saving;

×           The development of policies and actions leading to the achievement of  the EU 20% target for renewable energy (20% share of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and a 10% share of renewable energy specifically in the transport sector); 

×           Coordination of the research actions in the field of energy including the development of technologies and innovative solutions for low carbon technologies leading to their widespread market take-up (European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan));

×           Actions aiming at supporting the achievement of the 20-20-20 targets - 20 % greenhouse gases, 20 % better energy efficiency, and a 20 % share of renewables - through the Program “Intelligent Energy - Europe”, in co-operation with “the executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.

Previously was working with the European Commission, in the Employment and Social Affairs Directorate General as Director, Resources and Communication, responsible for:

×           Management of the strategic planning and work programming of the DG, budget preparation and execution (10% of Community budget); human resource management (recruitment, deployment ad training);

×           responsible for the design and implementation of communication policies for  both the corporate DG as well as policy areas;

×           provision of informatic support for all activities of the DG.

Previously Head of units, ESF Policy, Coordination; EQUAL Community Initiative, including:

×           policy development and horizontal coordination of ESF activities within DG EMPL including the establishment of policy options for the reform of the ESF and the Structural Funds;

×           developing a coherent policy for employment development within the European Employment Strategy, building on existing Commission initiatives and experience;

Earlier Head of unit within the same DG, Equality for women and men, which included:

×           Responsibility for the Community Framework Strategy, mainstreaming in all policy areas and institutions;

×           Legislation on equal treatment and non discrimination (based on sex).


Earlier worked in the Directorate General for Enterprise in the area of Industrial policy in Pharmaceuticals - Human and veterinary medicinal products.  

Immediately prior to joining the Commission, worked as Industry Group Director with the Federation of Irish Chemical Industries in Dublin, Ireland.



Introduction as Chair, Best practice - using existing projects, instruments & dialogues
16 November 2010 - 14h00