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Public Health (22-09-2005)

Commission appoints director for its executive agency for the Public Health programme

On 21 September 2005, the European Commission appointed Luc Briol as the first Director of the Executive Agency for the Public Health Programme. Mr Briol is currently Head of Unit for programme management in the public health programme of DG Health and Consumer Protection. He will take up his new appointment by the end of the year.

Mr Briol, of Belgian origin, has experience in programme management at Head of Unit level within the Commission, both in the domain of public health and in that of innovation and SMEs. He also served as deputy Head of Unit in the area of information markets and has substantial experience in dealing with financial and contractual issues within the Commission.

As Director, Mr Briol will be temporarily detached from the Commission for the duration of his renewable four year mandate. He will be preparing and implementing the annual work programme, acting as authorising officer for the agency’s budget expenditure, ensuring effective management and internal control standards, and will be responsible for preparing the work of the Agency’s steering committee.

The Executive Agency was created on 1 January 2005 to assist the implementation of the Public Health Programme. It is located in Luxembourg and is currently recruiting staff following the publication of posts during the second quarter of 2005. The agency is expected to be operational from 2006 onwards.

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