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Tamas SZÜCS Director, Directorate A - Strategy, DG Communication, European Commission, Brussels


1981-1987 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences, Doctorate in Legal and Political Sciences
1982-1986 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest Faculty of Humanities, MA in Aesthetics
1986-1989 Free lance journalism and research projects in sociology, psychoanalysis and philosophy
1988-1989 Oxford University, UK, Linacre College, Advanced studies in contemporary culture, communication and philosophy (Soros Scholar)
1989-1990 Eötvös Lóránd University / Hungarian Literary History Society, Lecturer in the Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies, Academic Secretary / Advisor
1990-1991 Cambridge University Press, Representative in Hungary
1991-1992 Oxford University, UK, Foreign Service Programme (British Council/FCO Scholarship)
1992-1995 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of European Integration, Legal expert / Political analyst, Preparation of Hungary s application for EU membership, EU institutional reform process
1994 European Commission, DG Communication and Culture, detached from the MFO as "fonctionnaire stagiaire"
1995-2004 Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, First Counsellor
2004-2004 Head of Cabinet, Cabinet of Commissioner Péter Balázs, Regional Policy and Institutional Reform, European Commission
2004-2006 Head of Cabinet, Cabinet of Commissioner László Kovács, Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission
since 2006 Director - "Strategy", Directorate A, DG Communication, European Commission


Member in Team Europe, UACES, ADEK, Oxford Society, Linacre Society (President of the Hungarian branch: 1994-95), Hungarian Europe Society (Founding Member)
Fellow of Salzburg Seminar, 21st Century Trust


Author and editor of several books and specialist publications on European integration which are widely used as course material at Hungarian universities