EEAS Permanent Representative in the "Security Union Task Force", European Commission
Florin is a Romanian diplomat currently working as EEAS permanent representative in the "Security Union Task Force" of the European Commission.
Previously, he has been political assistant to the EEAS Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, political coordinator for the European Economic Area and European Commission's enlargement negotiator on economic as well as foreign and security files.
He was a member of the Policy Planning Unit within the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and junior political advisor to EADS/Airbus Vicepresident for EU and NATO affairs.
He studied Philosophy, Politics and International Relations in Bucharest, Vienna, Tübingen and Nice, graduated the Master in Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, specializing in public management and economics, and has been temporary reading between 2011-2015 for a PhD in Government/International Political Economy with the London School of Economics (LSE).
He was the 2015 US German Marshall Fund's Memorial Fellow and has been awarded prestigious leadership fellowships with, among others, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Aspen Institute, Bertelsmann Foundation, German Council for Foreign Relations (DGAP) and die Zeit/Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance (2009).