Cristian  Badiu

Policy Officer
European Commission, DG MARE

Cristian joined the European Commission (i.e. DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries/DG MARE) in 2011 where he worked as Policy Officer for the EFF and EMFF Operational Programs for Romania, Bulgaria and Malta. He has a long working experience in both private and public sector. Cristian started his career at the European Institute of Romania (EIR), where he coordinated the Phare teams of experts assessing EU integration impact in the areas of employment, social policy and regional development. He also acted as Chief Editor of the Romanian Journal for European Affairs in 2002. Later he entered the Romanian public service as a Programme Manager for Bilateral Assistance in the Ministry of Finance followed by a new role as Head of Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture coordinating the SAPARD Programme. Before joining DG MARE Cristian acted as EU funds’ consultant with Deloitte Romania and worked as lobbyist for various multinational companies and NGOs. He holds an MA in International Relations from the Central European University in Budapest and an MA in European Economics and Politics from the Sussex European Institute.