Juan Menéndez-Valdés: CV
Director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) [*]
Juan Menéndez-Valdés was appointed director of Eurofound in December 2010 and is currently serving his second mandate. As director of Eurofound, he is responsible for the development of the medium-term strategy of the Agency and its annual work programmes, which are approved by Eurofound’s tripartite Governing Board. He leads a team of more than 100 researchers, communication specialists and support staff in the implementation of the work programmes, which are geared towards providing knowledge to assist policymakers in the development of social, employment and work-related policies.
From 2015 to 2016, Mr Menéndez-Valdés was chair of the Network of EU Agencies – a forum of 45 Agencies aiming to improve the coordination, information exchange and agreement of common positions on issues of shared interest. In his earlier career, he served as Head of Employment, Immigration, Education and Training Policies at the Spanish Confederation of Business (CEOE) and of the Spanish Government's National Employment Service (INEM). He has also been involved in a number of boards and tripartite institutions and has participated in high-level negotiations at national as well as international level. From 2007 to 2009, he was Chair of the Governing Board of Eurofound's sister organisation, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP).
He holds a degree in Psychology, a masters in Industrial Psychology and Human Resources and a postgraduate degree in European studies.
E-mail: Sylvaine Recorbet, Assistant to the Director.
[*] Eurofound is a tripartite European Union Agency, established in 1975, whose role is to provide knowledge and expertise in the area of social, employment and work-related policies www.eurofound.europa.eu