Course offered: Working in the EU Institutions, why, what and how : Theory and Practice (30h)

Albane Demblans is Deputy Head of the Unit “Sustainable Finance” in the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) of the European Commission in Brussels. She is fluent in French, English, Italian, Spanish and German.

Previous professional responsibilities: Albane Demblans joined the European Commission as an Administrator in 2011. After working as Economic Analyst in charge of Italy in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) of the European Commission in Brussels, she became Policy Coordinator at the Secretariat-General of the European Commission, responsible for the European Semester, the Europe 2020 strategy and economic governance. She then joined the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Seville, as Policy Coordinator and Scientific Officer, dealing with research and innovation policies, in particular Smart Specialisation in the European Union and worldwide, before being appointed Policy Counsellor to the Director for “Growth and Innovation”, and Programme Manager of the Directorate. In the past, she also worked as a Lecturer in Sciences Po Paris, in charge of preparing students for the competitions of the European institutions.

Education: Albane Demblans graduated from ESCP Business School (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris) in 2008, Sciences Po Paris in 2010 and the College of Europe in 2011 (Promotion Albert Einstein).


  • Demblans, A., Lavalle, C., Palazuelos Martínez, M., Chapter "Place-based solutions to territorial challenges: how policy and research can support successful ecosystems" in Šucha, V. and Sienkiewicz, M. (editors), Science for Policy Handbook, 2020, Elsevier
  • Demblans, A., Cagnin, C., Gómez Prieto, J., Smart Specialisation, an innovation bridge between the EU and Latin America - Evidence and lessons from the International Urban Cooperation Programme, EUR 30232 EN , Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978-9 2-76-19001-1, doi:10.2760/39443, JRC120873
  • Gómez Prieto, J., Demblans, A., Palazuelos Martínez, M., Smart Specialisation in the world, an EU policy approach helping to discover innovation globally, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2019, ISBN 978-92-76-08393-1, doi:10.2760/962643, JRC117005

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