Nereo Peñalver, Policy advisor at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament
Since January 2016 he is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium), where he teaches a course on the European Parliament at the Masters in European Political and Governance studies.
Mr Peñalver has worked for front-rank European politicians such as Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, and Josep Borrell, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Development Committee. He also served senior officials such as the spokesperson of Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the Parliament’s Director General for External Relations or the United Nations’ Communications Director for Western Europe. Mr Peñalver has worked in the European Parliament’s Research Service, writing briefings for Members of the European Parliament on foreign policy matters, as well as at the European Union’s Delegation in Tunisia.
He has Masters from the College of Europe in Bruges and from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Mr Peñalver has also studied political sciences at the Institut d´Études Politiques in Toulouse and at Beijing University.
Mr Peñalver has been selected for several leadership programmes and study visits by the US, Japanese and Indonesian governments, as well as by the Aspen Institute, the Indian Observer Research Foundation, the German Marshall Fund and the BMW foundation.
He is the author, together with Sir Julian Priestley, of the book The Making of a European President, on the first pan-European presidential campaign (Palgrave Macmillan, May 2015).