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Dr. Marcus CORNARO Director, Neigbourhood Policy,EuropeAid Development and Cooperation Directorate-General,European Commission, Brüssel


Educational History 1976-1981 Studied Law, University of Vienna 1981-1983 Postgraduate Studies of International Affairs and Development, The American University, Washington D.C. Professional experience before joining the European Institutions: 1983 Joined the Austrian Foreign Service 1983-1984 Austrian sponsored Junior Professional Officer, UNDP office in Bamako, Mali 1985-1986 Staff member, office of the Secretary General for Foreign Affairs, Austrian Federal Foreign Ministry 1986-1990 Special Attaché, Austrian Embassy, Harare, Zimbabwe 1990-1994 Head, Austrian Embassy's Regional Bureau for Development Co-operation, Kampala/Uganda 1994-1998 Department for Security Policy of the Federal Foreign Ministry, Vienna 1998-2000 Deputy Head (Minister), Austrian Embassy, Rome, also appointed as Austria's Alternate Governor at IFAD - The International Fund for Agricultural Development Professional experience in the European Institutions 2000-2001 Conseiller within European Commission, DG RELEX - Directorate-General for External Relations , responsibilities included participation in reform 2001-2003 Head of Unit in DG RELEX - Directorate-General for External Relations (Unit H4), in charge of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives and covering the two largest Asia programmes of the Commission 2003-2007 Ambassador  Head of European Commission Delegation, Hanoi, Vietnam 2007-2012 Director for the European Neighbourhood, covering Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Directorate-General Development and Cooperation, EuropeAid since 2012 Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General Development and Cooperation, EuropeAid