Head of Area Enhanced Cooperation in VET and Lifelong Learning Mara Brugia has been appointed to the post of Deputy Director by Cedefop’s Governing Board. Ms Brugia will take up her new duties on 1 September 2014. She will replace outgoing Deputy Director Christian Lettmayr who is retiring at the end of August.

Born in Perugia, Italy, Ms Brugia joined Cedefop in 1994 and rose through the ranks to become Head of Area in 2004. She has been managing teams of experts working in European VET policy analysis, the common European tools and principles for education and training, and adult and work-based learning with a specific focus on apprenticeship-type learning. She served as Acting Deputy Director from November 2012 to October 2013. Ms Brugia holds a university degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Economics, Politics and Law of the European Union.

Cedefop Director James Calleja welcomed Ms Brugia’s appointment saying that he is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with her.

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