Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Research & Innovation, European Commission

Patrick Child is Acting Chief Operating Officer/Director-General for Budget and Administration of the European External Action Service. He joined the European Commission in 1994 from the UK Treasury and has spent most of his career dealing with external relations and foreign policy. After several years as a spokesperson for Economic and Monetary Affairs, he worked in the cabinet, including as head of cabinet for external relations commissioner Chris Patten between 1999 and 2004 and was head of cabinet for Benita Ferrero-Waldner, commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood policy during her full term of office in 2004-2010.

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The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 730882.

Supported by a grant from Norway. Co-financed from the Slovak State Budget. Program SK08 – CBC – Slovakia – Ukraine: Cooperation across the Border.