President of the Observatoire National de la pauvreté et de l’exclusion sociale, former Director of the European Commission for Social Protection and integration.
Jérôme Vignon has been the leader of the team coordinating the White Paper on European Governance, attached to the Secretariat General of the European Commission. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique. His professional experience relates mainly to political and economic analysis and information system management, with a specific interest in geopolitical and spatial planning. He was director of the Forward Studies Unit from 1989-1998. Before joining the Commission in 1984, Jerome Vignon was a member of the Cabinet office of the French Finance Minister. He returned from the Commission to France in 1998-1999 to work as the Director of Strategy in the Spatial Planning Agency in the French Prime Minister’s office.