External contributor

Isabelle Garzon

Former Director of Studies and Development at Europe Jacques Delors – Brussels

As a European Commission official for 26 years, Isabelle has a thorough knowledge of the European Union’s policies and institutions. Her varied background ranges from policy-making and design to legislation and implementation of several EU policies, both internal and external (trade – Pascal Lamy’s cabinet -; development – Stefano Manservisi-; external relations; agriculture; maritime affairs and fisheries, cohesion; budget).

Isabelle also has extensive experience of European legislative and budgetary processes, as well as international negotiations. Prior to joining EJD, she was advisor to the Director General of DG MARE.

An experienced team leader (10 years as Head of Unit), Isabelle is results-oriented and has a strong capacity to lead public policy thinking and innovative ideas in a collective way in order to find solutions to complex issues.

Up until joining EJD, Isabelle was involved in the think tank Terra Nova, France (coordinator of the Europe pole) and in teaching (Sciences Po, France).