Fabian Gal joined the European Policies Research Centre as a Research Fellow in October 2017. He specialises in European regional policy and the EU’s Cohesion policy with particular emphasis on France.
He holds a MA in European Studies from the University of Aberdeen (undergraduate) and a MA in European Governance from the University of Luxembourg. He researched his master thesis “Does an audit explosion distort the objectives of the EU’s regional policy?” at the European Court of Auditors.
Before joining EPRC, Fabian worked as an administrator in the European Committee of the Regions’ (CoR) Commission for territorial cohesion policy and the EU budget (COTER) where he acquired detailed knowledge about the implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds. For example, he has organised a joint workshop series with Presidencies of the EU Council on “the simplification of the EU’s Cohesion policy” and was in charge of the COTER working group on the EU Budget.
He has also worked as expert advisor to the rapporteur of the CoR opinions on the “implementation of macro-regional strategies” and “boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions”. He speaks English, German, French, and Hungarian fluently.