Colin Wolfe

Colin Wolfe was appointed Head of Western Balkans Regional Cooperation in the Directorate
General for Neighbourhood & Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission, in January 2017. He is responsible for the Regional Cooperation policy approach, as well as supporting multi-country assistance programmes.
Previously, Colin held several posts in the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy. In
particular, he was Head of the Competence Centre Smart & Sustainable Growth. He was also
responsible for regional cooperation, including the development of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, and the full range of INTERREG programmes in the EU-28. He also worked to set up and implement the EU PEACE Programme in Ireland/Northern Ireland.
Prior to his different responsibilities for regional cooperation, Colin worked in the Budget and
Employment services of the Commission. He also spent considerable time with Directorate General Enlargement, negotiating the accession of Hungary and Malta.
In 2001, he became Head of Unit in EuropeAid, covering institution-building in the Western Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia. In 2003 he moved to Head of Unit for Czech Republic & Slovakia in the Regional Policy service to oversee their accession. He is a graduate in natural sciences of the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland and holds a post-graduate degree in geography from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


Berlaymont Thursday 20 June11.00 - 12.30
Jean Rey