European Institute of Innovation and Technology

EESC is an EU advisory body comprising representatives of employers and employees organisations and other interest groups acting as a bridge between the EU’s decision-making institutions and EU citizens.

After 23 years in the European Parliament I applied to the EIT in 2019 and was appointed to its Governing Board on July 2, 2020.

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The Institute is a unique EU initiative that drives innovation across Europe by integrating business, education and research to find solutions to pressing global challenges.

Bringing together more than 1 500 partners, the EIT is Europe’s largest innovation network made to power innovators and entrepreneurs across the EU to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth.

This is crucial to fulfilling the EIT’s mission which is creating jobs and delivering sustainable economic growth opportunities for Europe.