Keynote speaker: Bodo Richter

Bodo_RichterBodo Richter represents the European Commission as Deputy Head of Unit – Innovation in Education, European Institute of Innovation and Technology and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. Bodo Richter joined the European Commission in 1997. He has worked in the Directorates-General for Employment and Social Affairs as well as Education and Culture in the areas of training, communication, innovation, higher education and international organisations.Prior to taking his current assignment as deputy head of unit, Bodo was in charge of international education and training policy development with industrialised countries, in particular the EU-US and EU-Canada co-operation agreements as well as the co-operation programmes with Australia and New Zealand.

He studied at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and at the University of Waterloo (ON, Canada), specialising in French, Italian and German languages and literatures. Prior to joining the European Commission, Bodo worked for the German Ministry of Education on EU programmes in the fields of education, training, science and research and was a high school teacher and university research assistant in France, Canada and Germany.