Director of Growth and Innovation at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission
Mikel Landabaso has worked at the European Commission since 1990, and is currently Director of Growth and Innovation at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission at Seville.
Previously, he was Director for Strategy and Corporate Communication in DG COMM. This role involved defining the strategic direction of communication activities and coordinating communication campaigns across the Commission. He was in charge of the units responsible for communication strategy, campaigns, audiovisual output, graphic design, social media, media monitoring and analysis, Eurobarometer and the Commission's online presence.
He has held a number of positions within DG REGIO including Acting Director for Northern Europe and Urban Policy, Head of Cabinet for the Regional Policy Commissioner, Head of Unit for the Competence Centre on Smart and Sustainable Growth and Assistant to the Director-General. Landabaso was previously Head of the Research Department and Assistant to the Director-General of the Basque Regional Development Agency.
In 2004, we at EURADA awarded him with the “Christiane Bom Award” for his contribution to innovation in European Regional policy.
Mikel Landabaso will be a speaker at the Setting the scene session (8th of June, 09:30h)
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