Manuel SZAPIRO

Course offered: La Commission européenne : métiers, mutations, réformes (30h)

Professional activities: Manuel Szapiro is an EU official. He is currently Deputy Head of Cabinet of European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, in charge of the Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight. Before that, he was a member of the private office of European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, in charge of the Energy Union; and previously he had been in charge of the institutional team in the European Commission's Secretariat-General.   

Manuel Szapiro joined the European Commission in 2003 as member of "Task force for the future of the EU", placed under the authority of the European Commission President. In the European Commission he has had a number of assignments, ranging from policy development/coordination and inter-institutional negotiations (Secretariat-General), political reporting and communication (Commission Representation in Spain), and financial management and strategic planning (European Joint Undertaking for ITER).

Before joining the European Commission, Manuel Szapiro worked as a senior lecturer with the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht, and an international adviser to BusinessEurope in Brussels.

Education: Manuel completed his postgraduate studies with University Paris-Dauphine (economics/finance/energy - 1997), Science Po Paris (international relations and government studies - 1998) and the College of Europe in Bruges (EU political and administrative studies - Leonardo da Vinci promotion 1999), where he stayed one year as an academic assistant.

Other professional activities: Since 2006 Manuel Szapiro is a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and former 'maître de conférences' and director of studies in Sciences Po Paris (since 2000). He is a regular lecturer and conference speaker on EU affairs in various academic and training institutions. His publications to date include a reference book on the European Commission (John Harper Publishing, 2013) and articles.