A New Face at the European Bureau
Publication date: 15 December 2007
The FIA European Bureau has hired a new researcher. Frédéric Melchior replaced Gus Glover Nov. 5. He arrived in time to attend his first FIA Euroboard meeting and Mo.Ve. Mobility Forum in Venice, Italy.
Frédéric’s tasks include assisting the bureau’s policymakers’ research policy developments and keeping everyone up to date with what is happening in Brussels. He also will help prepare various meetings and events in Brussels.
Frédéric, 30, is a national of both Sweden and Luxembourg. He was educated in Belgium, Switzerland and Sweden. Apart from Swedish and French as mother tongues, he is fluent in English and has some knowledge of Dutch. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Lund near Malmö with a Master’s degree in European politics. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications.
Frédéric joined the FIA European Bureau after three and a half years working for the European and Belgian glass industry (CPIV), the standing committee of the European Glass Industries and the Fédération de l’Industrie du Verre) where he focused on European and Belgian environmental issues. REACH, the new European chemical policy, climate change and sustainable development for the glass industry were issues he dealt with.
Like most people working in Brussels, Frédéric was also a “stagiaire” (Brussels jargon for trainee/intern). He served his internship at the Swedish regional representation office in West Sweden where he got a good overview of the wide range of European Programmes. One task was to monitor programmes such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Erasmus and INTERREG in order to keep the region up to date with the latest developments and ensure that deadlines for making grant applications were kept.
He has started a new phase in his life on many fronts. Apart from being a new face at the European Bureau and starting a new career at the FIA, he also is newly wed. Married in September in Belgium, Frédéric and his Belgian wife kicked off their new life together with a honeymoon in Las Vegas.
With a keen interest in computers, movies, cars, travel to foreign places and meeting new people, he is more than well-suited to the world of the FIA.
You can reach Frédéric at the FIA European Bureau by:
• phone: +32 2 282 08 13.
• e-mail: email@example.com