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Previous to joining EPPA, Eduardo worked at the Spanish Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, where he acted as advisor to the Spanish Ambassador, coordinating and mediating during several crises of the crises affecting this important UN organization at the time.
With this diplomatic experience he moved to EPPA in 2010, developing excellent networks in the EU Institutions and focusing on Environment, Health and Innovation policies and their interface with Member States.
Among the major legislative dossiers he has worked on, Eduardo was involved in the reform of the Tobacco Products Directive for the new cult of electronic cigarettes, achieving a balanced outcome between a high level of health protection and the right to pleasure of citizens. In another complex case, he managed the largest co-decision dossier ever before the European Parliament, the latest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, and also advised several clients during the reform of the agro-chemicals and biocidal regulations, in addition to working on specific technical cases in these areas.
He served as project director of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management during its first phase and as researcher for its first report on Innovation Ecosystems, and as outreach manager during its second phase.
His knowledge and experience in the field of innovation policy led him to advise in Spain the Fundacion I+E (a foundation devoted to improving the innovation framework for investments). He also regularly lectures at University CEU Cardenal Herrera of Valencia on EU Affairs & Interest Representation.
Eduardo holds a Master’s Degree in EU Diplomacy and International Relations from the College of Europe (Bruges), and a master degree in Political and Administrative Sciences from University CEU Cardenal Herrera of Valencia. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.