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Vincent Degert Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia is accredited to Serbia since October 2009 when he presented his credentials to president Tadic. He was previously Head of the EU Delegation in Zagreb during four years. Mr Degert has nine years of experience all together in working on the EU enlargement and has been working for the European Commission for over twenty years. A French citizen, he fluently speaks English and German as well as some Italian and Spanish. He holds masters degrees in political sciences, European affairs and law and a post-graduate diploma in political sciences. Ambassador Degert loves sports; he is a marathon runner, a diver and has worked as a ski instructor as well as he used to play rugby at university. He is an author of several publications.
The ambassador actively reaches out to various Serbian groups and public from the government to the private sector to think tanks and young people throughout the country. Ambassador Degert gives media interviews and participates in panels on EU-related topics. To learn more about Ambassador Degert, please see his biography and some of his speeches.
Mr Vincent Degert’s Curriculum vitae
Birth date and place: Strasbourg, 29 June 1960
Marital Status: Married, four children
1981 Masters Degree in Political Science, Strasbourg Institute for Political Science
1983 Masters in European Affairs (1983), Strasbourg Institute for European Studies
1984 Masters in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Strasbourg
1985 Post-graduate Diploma in Political Science, University of Strasbourg
September 2009: Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia
August 2005 - August 2009: Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Croatia
2002 – 2005: Head of Unit for Financial instruments Coordination, European Commission
2000 – 2002: Assistant to the Director General for Enlargement, European Commission
1994 - 1999: Assistant to the Director General for Regional Policy, European Commission
1987 – 1992: Official in charge of local development, DG REGIO, European Commission
1985 – 1987: Export Adviser, World Trade Centre in Strasbourg
• Delivering guest lectures at the Universities of Strasbourg, Reims and Wroclaw
• Publications: Research: “Fisheries in the relations between the European Community and the APC countries”" (University of Strasbourg)
Research: “CEAO or ECOWAS: cooperation or integration in Western Africa " (Strasbourg Institute for European Studies)
Foreword to Professor Beurdeley’s book on "The EU enlargement to East and Central European countries and to the islands in the Mediterranean sea.” (University of Reims)
• Special interests: Political affairs, history and culture
• Sport: Marathon, former ski instructor and captain of the Strasbourg university rugby team
• Language Skills: French, English and German (fluent), Italian and Spanish (notions)