Alfonso Alcolea-Martinez

iciN/A, European Commission

Alfonso Alcolea joined recently the European Commission as policy officer in the Unit “Clean Water” of the Directorate-General for the Environment. This team is in charge of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive, among other pieces of legislation. Between 2009 and 2019, Mr Alcolea served as EU official in the Secretariat of the European Committee of the Regions, holding several responsibilities in close contact with Local and Regional Authorities of the EU and of third countries: The promotion and support to cross-border cooperation and the EGTCs (European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation), the decentralized cooperation to development, and the Secretariat of the Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy. Previously, from 2005 to 2009 he had been policy officer in charge of water and agriculture at the Regional Office of Valencia in Brussels, and in 2003-2004 he was parliamentary assistant at the EP. In 2002 he was policy officer of the Association of Environmental Companies of the Region of Murcia, AEMA-RM. Mr Alcolea is a Spanish Lawyer and political scientist with specializations in diplomacy, IR and environment. He studied in the University of Murcia, the University of Barcelona and the College of Europe in Bruges.

Speaking at:

What's Next for EU Water Policy?
Thursday, 5 December 2019 12:30