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In close cooperation with experts from European and international institutions, national, regional and local administration and public services, universities and research institutes, public institutes and private companies, the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law designs highly appreciated practical training courses. Our high-level experts help you to face all professional challenges in practice. Join this extraodinary international knowledge network!


Sakari Saarinen

Project Coordinator, Union of the Baltic Cities. Commission on Environment


Dr Antti Saaristo

Development Manager, Leadership Support Services, Aalto University


Massimo Sabatini

Director of Department for Regional Policy and Territorial Cohesion, Confindustria,
Italy (Member of High Level Group Monitoring Simplification for Beneficiaries of ESI Funds)

Dr Luciana Sacchetti

Quality and International Academic Rankings Officer, Research and Technology Area Division (ARIC), University of Bologna


Pilar Sáenz de Ormijana

Counselor in the Permanent Representation of Spain at the EU; Responsible for the EU budget and Fight Against Fraud

Víctor Sáez

Group Leader of the Market Intelligence Group, European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy (F4E)

Ioannis Sagias

Programme Manager of EU Policies, Interoperability Solutions for Public Administrations (ISA), DG Informatics (DIGIT), European Commission


Pierre-Eric Saint Andre

President, Axione Infrastructure and Deputy Managing Director, Bouygues Energies & Services


Sofia Sakali

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Corporate Performance Department, European Training Foundation (EU Agency ETF)

Patric Salize

Global Hubs & Comms Support Coordinator, Greenpeace International


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Dr Christian Salletmeier

Head of Regional Development and EU Regional Policy Unit, Government Office of Land Salzburg


Jussi Salmi

Director of Communications, Ministry of the Environment


Erika Saltarelli

Connecting Europe Facility Department, Deputy State Secretariat for Transport Operational Programmes, Ministry of National Development, Hungary

Matthew Saltmarsh

Senior External Relations Officer UNHCR

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Claudia Salvi

Communication Officer in the International Acitivities Department with Formez PA


Patrice Sam

Head of Investigations, Internal Oversight, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Dr Anna Samsel van Haasteren

Policy Officer in the State Aid Case Support Unit at DG Competition, European Commission


Preben Sandberg Pettersson

Head of the State Aid Division, Ministry of Business and Growth


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Luca Santin

Expert for EU Structural Funds, European Commission

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Marjut Santoni

Head of Unit 3 DDG.L.3, Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission


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Filipe Santos Fernandes da Costa

Head of the European Funding Managing Unit, Ministry of Home Affairs


Rachael Sara-Kennedy

Head of International Partnerships, Universities UK International (UUKi)

Maria-Gabriella Sarah

Agency Risk Coordinator, European Space Agency (ESA)

Marta Sargánková

Director of the Regional Council of the Cohesion Region South East

Czech Republic

Dr. Ingo Sartorius

Managing Director Consumer and Environmental Affairs, Consumer and Environmental Affairs,
PlasticsEurope Central Region

Dr. Leena Sarvaranta

Vice President EU Affairs, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)


Fatima Sator

Communication Specialist at UNOCHA, Liaison Office Geneva

Zafrul Sattar

Head of IT Security with the Competition Commission, London

United Kingdom

Pierre Sauvé

Senior Specialist, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group (WB)

Antoine Savary

Deputy Head of Internal Security Fund Unit in DG Home Affairs, European Commission


Friedrich Schabauer

Deputy Head of Unit, Audit of EU Agricultural Funds and Internal Audit, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management


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Mathias Schaef

Deputy Head of Department for International Relations, Head of Unit EU and Frontex Cooperation and Head of the Responsible Authority EBF in the Federal Police Headquarters


Georg Schäfer

Head of Department of IT Technology – Strategic Planning and Co-ordination (off duty) with the Ministry of Interior of Baden-Wuerttemberg


René Schäfer

Senior Counsel, Global Intellectual Property Department, BASF SE


Judith Schallnau

Legal Staff, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, World Intellectual Property Organization


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Carlien Scheele

Chairperson of the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Commission and Head of Directorate , Gender and LGBT Equality Council of Europe

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Bettina Scheer

Responsible Officer of the Return Fund, Responsible Authority EU Funds, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees


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Karin Scheffel

Head of Division Coordination of EU Cohesion Policy, ERDF Interventions and Trans-European Networks at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology


Doris Scheffler

Advisor to ZENIT – Centre for Innovation and Technology of North Rhine Westphalia


Mark Schelfhout

Head of Unit Shared Management in the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission


Sandra Schillemans

Director General for Recruitment and Development, Federal Public Service (FPS) Policy and
Support (BOSA), Belgium

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Dr. Maria Schinke

Senior Officer, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture


Jos Schipper

Senior Investigator, Dutch National Police Internal Investigations Department, Ministry of Security and Justice

the Netherlands

Professor Dr Marcus Schladebach LL.M.

Head of Chair for Public Law, European Law, Public International Law and Media Law, Faculty of Law, University of Potsdam


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Dr Andre Schlochtermeier

Head of Office, European Research Programme, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


Andreas Schmidt

Deputy Head of IT, Office of the Federal President, Germany


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Prof. Dr. Michael Schmidt

Professor, Head of Department of Environmental Planning, Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU)


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Hajo Schmidt-Horix

Senior Adviser for Public Procurement, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Michelle Schmitt

Project Finance Manager, Public Sector Partnerships, Project Finance Unit,
WWF International

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Alexander Schmitt-Geiger

Liaison Officer, PPP Public Affairs, C.R.E.A.M. with the Europe PPP Alliance


Helmut Schmitz

Head of Public Affairs, Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH


Jörg Schmolinski

Managing Director of skyDSL Technologies


Carmen Schmudlach

Advisor to the Responsible Authority ERF, EIF and RF under the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees


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Michael Schneider

Manager, REMONDIS AG & Co KG


Dr. Michael Schneider

Staatssekretär und Bevollmächtigter des Landes Sachsen-Anahalt beim Bund


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Dr. Robin Schneider

Division Chief General Matters, Office of the Commissioner for Integration and Migration of the Berlin Senate, Senate Administration for Integration, Labour and Social Affairs


Joachim Schneider

Transport Sector Expert, JASPERS Vienna office


Beat Schneiter

Abteilungsleiter Finanzdienstleistungen der ETH Zürich


André Schoder

Manager, Ernst & Young Real Estate GmbH


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Tanja Schöpke

Legal Counsel, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft


Leo Schreuders

Chief Executive Auditor & Head of AIS and Audit, University of Utrecht

the Netherlands

Bernd Schuh

Evaluation Expert and Member of the Board of Directors, Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning


Dr Claudia Schulte

Head of ERDF Secretariat with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal State North Rhine-Westphalia


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Antonella Schulte-Braucks

Head of Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit in the DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission


Angela Schultz-Zehden

Founder and Managing Director of s.Pro -sustainable-projects GmbH


Felix Schulyok

Case Handler State Aid, State aid Policy and Case support, DG Competition, European Commission

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Roland Schulze

Senior Engineer, Transport and Energy Department: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, European Investment Bank


Bernd Schumacher

Head of Division ESF-support


Johanna Schumacher

Senior Legal Advisor in the Department EU Coordination and Law, Strategy and Legal Affairs under the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)


Dipl.-Ing. Martin Schuster

Senior Advisor, Pfisterer Kontaktsysteme GmbH

Dr Andreas Schwarz

Managing Director, International Research Group on Crisis Communication
(IRGoCC), European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)


Josef Schwarz

Case handler int the State Aids Unit (,Communication and Media Directorate'), within the Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP), European Commission


Dr Friederike Schwarzendorfer

Deputy Director General, Department Budget, Federal Ministry of Finance


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Dr Marc Schweda

Partner, Lovells LLP


Dr Rosa Scoble

Acting Director Planning, Planning and Policy Department, Brunel University

United Kingdom

Stuart Scott

Senior EU Programmes Manager, Greater London Authority (Managing Authority)

United Kingdom

Adam Scriven

Chief Engineer, TI-Signals, Traffic Operations, Surface Transport, Transport for London (TfL)

Gediminas Šečkus

Legal advisor, Head of Legal Unit, Plačiajuostis internetas


Maria J. Segura Catalán

former Deputy Director, State Aid and Competition Directorate, EFTA Surveillance Authority


Kristi Sell

Head of Ex-post Control Department, Estonian Registers and Information Board


Laurent Sens

Policy Officer, ESF Coordination Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission


Teemu Seppä

Senior Adviser, Forestry and Bioenergy, Natural Resources Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry


Nicole Seyring

Head of Department, Waste and Resource Management, BiPRO GmbH appointed by the European Commission for the Project: Assessment of separate collection schemes in the 28 capitals of EU


Lorraine Shepherd

Deputy Director ERDF and NDC Closure Division in the Department for Communities and Local Government

United Kingdom

Dr Regan Shercliffe

Chief, Staff Counselling Unit, United Nations World Food Programme

John Shewell

Founding Director of coLab and former Head of Communications, Brighton & Hove City Council

United Kingdom

Lois Shield

Contracts and Procurement Specialist in the Managing Authority of the ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007-2013

United Kingdom

Meredith Shirey

Head of Supply, Procurement & Logistics Division, European Spallation Source (ESS)

Susan Shutter

Pro Vice-Chancellor (HR), Regent’s University London,

United Kingdom

Jorge Sierralta

PhD Clinical Psychologist, Staff Welfare Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – UN OCHA

Karolina Siesse

Principal Auditor, Directorate of Internal Oversight, Council of Europe

Jasper Sijbrandij

Senior Advisor, Directorate-General for Immigration, Management and Coordination Section, Ministry of Security and Justice (Responsible Authority)

the Netherlands

Konstantinos Simitsis

Member of the Committee of the Regions and the Commission for Territorial Cohesion


Shruti Singh

Labour Market Economist, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Sujata Sinha

Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, Rural Development Programme for England, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

United Kingdom

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Francesca Siniscalchi

Legal Officer, Contracts , Joint Research Centre (JRC) European Commission

Lilijana Šipec

Senior Police Superintendent, Service of the Director General of the Police, Ministry of the Interior


Yordan Sirakov

Adviser to Kosovo Judicial Council, EULEX Mission in Kosovo

Kaur Siruli

Head of Financial Control Department, Ministry of Finance


Björn Skarp

Legal Officer, Operational Development and Analysis Division, Vinnova – Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems

Gregor Skender

Consultant for public sector and EU affairs and former Head of Project Unit for Internal Security and Migrations Funds at the Slovenian Ministry of Interior


Piotr Skiba

Fund and Structuring Officer, Baltic Sea Department, European Investment Bank


Ken Sloan

Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the Registrar's Office of the University of Warwick

United Kingdom

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Florens Slob

Manager Sustainable Solutions with Van Gansewinkel Groep BV

the Netherlands

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Gerard Slotema

Senior Consultant, Managing Authority, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, The Netherlands

Milan Smid

Auditor, ERDF/CF, Transport and Energy – Financial Audit, European Court of Auditors

Czech Republic

Evgeny Smirnov

Senior Procurement Specialist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

United Kingdom

Dr Gavin Smith

Director, Lancaster University Business Enterprises Ltd. & Intellectual Property Manager, Lancaster University

United Kingdom

Dan Smith

Marketing Communication Manager, Arts Council England

Dan Smith

ACMA, ERDF Certifying Authority Team Leader (2007-13 and 2014-20 programmes), Department for Communities and Local Government

United Kingdom

Teresa Smith

Project Leader, ERDF-funded ACTIS Project, Medilink East Midlands, former Business Manager ERDF Projects, University of Leicester

United Kingdom

Nigel Smith

Social Media Trainer, Communications Department Council of Europe

Duncan Smith

Deputy Head of Fraud Investigations, European Investment Bank (EIB)

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Tomasz Smolarek

Head of Internal Audit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

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Edmunds Snikeris

Deputy Director of the Audit Department, Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government – Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Programme Audit Authority


Dan Sobovitz

Speechwriter and Digital Communication Strategist, Office of European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission

Ralf-Marin Soe

Project Manager, Living Lab, NGO ICT Demo Center


Alexandra Soezer

Climate Change Technical Advisor, Low Emission Capacity Building Programme, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme – UNDP

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Konstantinos Soldatos

Police Lt. Colonel, Head of Department Managing the External Borders Fund, Responsible Authority of Greece, Hellenic Police HQ, Ministry of Citizen’s Protection


Dr Ulrich Soltész

Lawyer and Partner at Gleiss Lutz Lawyers, Brussels Office


Gisela Sommer

Waste Management Technician, Information Area, Department of Citizen Services,
Waste Agency of Catalonia


Gregory Soneff

Procurement Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Kai Sostmann

Head of eLearning and Medical Didactics, Dieter Scheffner Center for Medical Research and Education, Charité – University Medicine Berlin


Peter Špalek

Project Manager, Division of Railway Infrastructure Projects Preparation, Management Department, Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications


Ilias Spanos

IT-Coordinator, Monitoring Information System (MIS) of European Union co-funded projects in Greece, Ministry of Development and Competitiveness


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Nick Sparrow

Director Trinity Foundation, Trinity College, Dublin


Dr M.H. Thijs Spigt

Director, Technology Transfer Office, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

the Netherlands

Georges Spyrou

Programme Manager - EU policies - Desk Officer (Greece, Cyprus) at DG MARE, Structural actions: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, European Commission


Tracy Staines

Head of Audit, Global Fund – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Steve Stanbury

Director of Internal Audit, City, University of London

United Kingdom

Biljana Stanković

Director of the Regional Development Agency “Centre for the Development of Jablanica and Pcinja Districts”


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Jennifer Stapper

Communications Chief, Communications United Nations Volunteers

Peter Staviczky

Fiscal Attaché - Responsible for State aid at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union


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Eleftherios Stavropoulos

Special Secretary for Competitiveness, Ministry of Development


Kristin Stechemesser

Contact Person for EU Ecolabelling, Department of Eco-design, Environmental Labelling and Green Procurement, Federal Environmental Agency


John Steel

Head of Internal Audit Service, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)

Anda Štegmane

Senior Expert, European Union Funds Audit Department (Audit Authority) under the Ministry of Finance


Dr. Oliver Stehmann

Deputy Head of Unit, State Aids Unit, Information, Communication and Media Directorate, Directorate General for Competition (DG Competition), European

Åsa Stenmarck

Manager, Waste Group, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute


Rachel Stephens

European Structural and Investment Funds Programme Manager, Welsh Government

United Kingdom

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Katarzyna Stepinska

Head of Disaster Preparedness Division at the Polish Red Cross


Johann Steszgal

President of the Pan European ICT & eBusiness Network For SMEs


Ed Stevens

Deputy Head of Public Engagement, Department of Marketing & Communications, University of Bath

United Kingdom

Linda Stewart

Director of European & International Development, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

United Kingdom

Juha Stjärnstedt

Digital Communications Manager, Communications and Sustainability, Finnish Transport Agency


Samuel Stollman

Policy Officer, Waste Policy Advisor and Account Manager,
Royal Dutch Association for Solid Waste Management (NVRD)

the Netherlands

Piotr Stolowski

Head of Region, Regional Business Development, European Investment Fund


Wouter Stolwijk

Director, PIANOo – Expertise Centre Public Procurement, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands

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Dr. Gerrit Stratmann

Coordinator, Technology Transfer Network Hessen within the HA Hessen Agentur GmbH


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Kathrin Stratmann

National Contact Point, Deputy Head of Officefor the European Research Programme, Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Anke Strauss

Dag Strømsnes

Chief Procurement Officer, Difi – Agency for Public Management and eGovernment, Norway

Michael Stubbs

Rural Payments Agency

United Kingdom

Dr. Margareta Stubenrauch

National Contact Point for LIFE Environment, EU-Coordination, Federal Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management


Marcel Stuijts

Chief Executive Officer of BIZOB - Bureau Inkoop en Aanbestedingen Zuidoost-Brabant

the Netherlands

Daniel Stürzebecher

Head of Team International Cluster Programmes, MFG Innovation Agency for ICT and Media Baden-Württemberg


Ümit Sucu

Deputy Head of Audit Authority, Undersecretariat of Treasury


Steffen Sühnel

Senior Manager, Global Incentives Advisory – State aid, Ernst & Young GmbH


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Irfha Suleyman

European Funding Team, Responsible Authority for ERF, EIF and RF, UK Border Agency

United Kingdom

Sibylle Summer

Deputy Head of State Aid Law Unit under the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth


James Summers

Senior Commercial Manager, Transport for London (TfL)

United Kingdom

Dubravka Suzic

Chief Staff Welfare Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR

Mikkel Svane-Petersen

Head of Communications, Danish Energy Agency


Emma Svensson

Coordination Office European Funds, Swedish Board of Agriculture


Dr Carol Sweetenham

Head of Policy, Strategy and Coordination in the Department for Communities and Local Government

United Kingdom

Kim Swerts

Co-founder of the International Institute for Capacity Building (IICB), Certified Internal Auditor

Dr. Piotr Swiatek

German National Contact Point for Energy in H2020


Bartłomiej Świderek

Project Facilitator in the Euro-Centrum Technology Park Katowice


Stephen Sykes

Head of European Funding Team and UK Responsible Authority, Finance and Estates Directorate, Corporate Services, Home Office

United Kingdom

László Szabó

Head of Unit, Internal Control and Evaluation, Publications Office of the European Union


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Dawid Szaransky

Project Manager, Euro-Centrum Technology Park Katowice


Orsolya Szarka

Senior Auditor in the Department ERDF/CF, Transport and Energy at the European Court of Auditors


Klara Szatkiewicz

President of EUREAU (European Federation of National Associations of Water and Waste Water Services) and Deputy Director of Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company


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Nicholas Széchényi

Managing Director of Europa InterCluster


Dávid Szeverényi

Head of OLAF Coordination Bureau (AFCOS), National Tax and Customs Administration


Rikke Sørensen

Independent Communications Expert, Transnational Interreg Programme