Raoul UEBERECKEN (LU)
Leonardo DA VINCI Promotion, 1998-1999
Director Home Affairs
General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
Since February 2016 Raoul UEBERECKEN is Director for Home Affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU.
After graduating in law (University of Paris I) and in political studies (College of Europe), Raoul Ueberecken joined the Luxembourg Ministry of Justice where he was in charge of European affairs.
From 2001 to 2005, and from 2006 to 2016, Raoul Ueberecken was posted to the Luxembourg Permanent Representation to the EU as Justice and Home Affairs counsellor and later head of the JHA Team.
In 2005-2006, Raoul served as adviser for European affairs to the Luxembourg Minister of Justice and from 2005 to 2009 also as his country's representative on the Management Board of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). In 2014, Raoul Ueberecken briefly joined the European Commission as Deputy Head of Cabinet to the Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
WHAT THE COLLEGE MEANT TO ME
My year at the College was certainly one of the best and most important ones in my life. It's not only the outstanding curriculum, but the entire 'Bruges experience' that make the College of Europe so unique and stand out among many. For anyone interested in a career in European politics, it remains unbeatable.