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Head of the Smart Growth Sector, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Marek Przeor is a team leader in the General Directorate for Regional and Urban Policy in the European Commission. His team is responsible for the coordination of negotiations and implementation of European Regional Development Fund programmes in the fields of RDI, ICT and SME/industrial policy across EU member states and regions, in particular the regional innovation strategies for smart specialisation.

He was graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics in 1997 in finance and banking and international economic and political relations. Two years later he was awarded the degree of Master of Business Administration by the consortium of Warsaw University and the Free University of Brussels. He also completed a PhD study programme in the Faculty of Management at Warsaw University. Since 1996 he has worked in the banking sector and   top-management consulting services where he was in charge of a number of business development and restructuring projects. He joined the European Commission in January 2004 as a policy officer in DG ENTR, where he stayed for five years working on legislation proposals in the field of climate change, environment, energy and transport, and was responsible for the evaluation of the Polish structural reforms in the implementation of Lisbon strategy. In 2009-13, he was a programme manager in DG REGIO for Polish national Operational Programme Innovative Economy and Regional Operational Programmes in Lower and Upper Silesia.

Conference Topics

DAY II - Session II - Auditorium I - Fostering EU competitiveness through smart specialisation