From the beginning of January 2021, he has worked in the unit in charge of Vocational Education and Training and Apprenticeships. Among other things, he works on Skills intelligence and particularly the action on strengthening skills intelligence in the Skills Agenda. This includes a strand on how to build on work using big data done by Cedefop, and strengthening and disseminating skills intelligence to relevant stakeholders. This involves cooperating with other international organisation such as Cedefop, ETF, OECD, ILO, UNESCO etc.
He also works on Digital Skills, both in the context of the Skills Agenda and the link to other key European Commission initiatives, such as the Digital Education Action plan, the Digital Competence Framework and related frameworks, Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and the Digital Europe Programme. He will also be working on supporting qualitative and effective digitalisation of VET provision through promoting the use of European competence frameworks and self-assessment tools.
He holds a B.A. Honours degree in Economics/Political Science from Trinity College Dublin and a “Certificat d’Études des Communautés Européennes” in European Integration from C.I.F.E. (Centre Internationale de Formation Européenne) in Munich.