Speaker S3: Careers and mobility for an open European science landscape
Bodo Richter joined the European Commission in 1997. He has worked in the Directorates-General for Employment and Social Affairs as well as Education, Youth, Sport and Culture in the areas of training, communication, innovation, higher education and international organisations. Prior to taking his current assignment, Bodo was in charge of international education and training policy development with international organisations and industrialised countries, in particular the EU-U.S. and EU-Canada co-operation agreements as well as the co-operation programmes with Australia and New Zealand. Currently, his main task is to drive the political strategy of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) as well as related aspects in the fields of mobility, training and career development of researchers, and to supervise the Research Executive Agency for all aspects related to the implementation of the MSCA and their legacy.
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 and Research 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.