Hungary Connects

March 12-13, 2024

François LAFOND

Former Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs of North Macedonia

François Lafond is an international expert of the Blue Networks and Opportunities. He has been “Public Administration Reform” expert to the Ministry for Public Administration and Local Self-Governments of the Republic of Serbia (2022-23) based on the bilateral agreement between France and Serbia. Before that, he was adviser to Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs in the Republic of North Macedonia in Skopje (2017-2021) following the diplomatic agreement between the French government and the Republic of North Macedonia.

He was an associate professor in Sciences Po Paris (Euro-American campus), lecturer at University of Paris-Sud. Previously, he was the executive director of EuropaNova (2013-2016), secretary general of the French Aspen Institute (2012-13), and the director of the Paris office of The German Marshall Fund of the US (2008-2011). He was a special adviser of the Italian Minister for Regional Affairs (2007-8), of the Italian undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs (2006-7) in Rome. He has been honouredUfficiale dell’ordine della Stella d’Italia” in September 2014.