Jens Nymand Christensen - Deputy Director General, Education and Culture, EC

Jens nymand christensen
Jens nymand christensen

Jens is Danish and holds a Master degree in Business Economics and International Economics. He has been employed in the European Institutions since 1979 and has among other things been a Member of the cabinet of Vice-President Henning Christophersen, Head of Unit of an office dealing with International Food, Veterinary and Phytosanitary questions and Advisor at the Danish Permanent EU Representation dealing with the Convention and the preparations of the Inter-governmental Conference drafting a Constitutional Treaty for the European Union.

In 2003-2014, Jens worked as a Director in the Secretariat-General: 2003-2006 with responsibility for Directorate B, Relations with the civil society; 2006-2011 for Directorate E, Better regulation and Institutional Issues; 2011-2013 for Directorate G, Relations with the European Parliament, the Committees and General Institutional Issues and 2013-2014 for Directorate E, Policy Co-ordination II. From 16 September 2014 he was appointed Deputy Director-General in the Directorate General for Education and Culture.

Jens will be speaking on the huge importance of a physically active population in Member States and on the tools developed at EU level to promote sport and physical activity. He will underline the new focus put on sport within his department at the European Commission, where he is responsible for education, culture, youth, languages and sport.