Lecture by French Ambassador to Croatia Gaël Veyssiere will be held on Wednesday, October 16 at 4:15 pm at the University Campus (classroom 131).
Croatia will take over the presidency of the European Union Council for the first time next year. This will be an important moment, both politically and institutionally, primarily because its presidency will take place in the specific context of a European institutional cycle marked, among other things, by the uncertainty associated with Brexit and the rather turbulent international environment.
The first Croatian Presidency will be a period of many challenges and opportunities, also in the view of communication. The Presidency is also a great opportunity for communicating about Europe with Croatian citizens, but also about Croatia at European and international level. These are some of the issues that Ambassador Gaël Veyssiere will address to students and anybody else who decides to listen the lecture.
Before taking office in Croatia, Ambassador Gaël Veyssiere was the head of the cabinet of the three ministers and secretaries of state in charge of the European issues (2017-2019); previously he was head of the Press Office (2014-2016) and Head of the European Union External Relations Service (2016-2017) at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. He worked twice at the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels, where he served as spokesman from 2010 to 2014.