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Matjaž Gruden

Council of Europe
Director of Policy Planning
Strasbourg, France

Matjaž Gruden is Director of Policy Planning of the Council of Europe.  He previously served as Deputy Director of the Private Office of the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe (from October 2009 to December 2014).  He has been Special Advisor, Spokesperson and Speechwriter of the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General (from September 2005 to October 2009). He has also been Secretary of the Monitoring Committee and of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (from November 1995 to September 2005).  Prior to his career at the Council of Europe he was a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the EU (from 1993 to 1995) and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (1992-1993).  He holds a BA degree in International Law and International Human Rights Law from the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia as well as a Post-graduate degree in EU Law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.


He is proficient in Slovene, English, French, Serbian, Croatian and Danish.