Hywel Ceri Jones

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Hywel Ceri Jones "started his career with the senior staff of the University of Sussex. He then held several positions of responsibility at the European Commission from the early-seventies to 1998. He was Director-General for Social and Employment Policy from 1995-1999 and prior to that Director of the Task Force for Education, Training and Human Resources. In this latter role he was responsible for the conception and establishment of the first generation of education programmes by the European Commission: Erasmus, Comett, Petra. After retiring from the Commission in 1998, Mr. Jones served as European Advisor to the Secretary of State of Wales. He is the Chairman of the Governing Body of the European Policy Centre in Brussels. Hywel Jones has been as member of the EIESP's governing body since its creation in 1975 and was Chairman of the board from 2001-2004. He is currently Director of the Network of European Foundations (NEF). He has received many awards, among which a CMG by the Queen for his services to European and doctorates from the universities of Sussex, Leuven and Ireland." [1]

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  1. Hywel Ceri Jones, ICOS Group, accessed February 22, 2009.