06.12.2022 – CJMM Meetings: Eric Ponthieu
On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, the Jean Monnet Centre is organizing a discussion on European careers. For this, we will welcome Éric Ponthieu who will take the time to discuss the various career paths in the European civil service, but also outside the European institutions.
Where? 3200 Jean-Brillant Room B-4345 What time? At 11:45 a.m. Éric Ponthieu, a Belgian national, has been a European civil servant since 1994, having held various positions in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), a consultative body of the European Union that represents the views of civil society. In his current position as Head of Unit at the EESC, he is in charge of policies dealing with sustainable development, the environment, agriculture and food, biodiversity, climate change and the circular economy. Eric Ponthieu holds a doctorate in science from the University of Science and Technology of Lille. Before becoming a European civil servant, he was a journalist (he wrote some papers for La Presse), researcher and teacher. He has continued his teaching activity until today, depending on various requests from European and Japanese universities.