Head of the Policy Lab
Xavier joined the Joint Research Centre in 2014 to create and lead the development of the EU Policy Lab at the crossroads of anticipation disciplines (horizon scanning, foresight), behavioural sciences and design. He brings his experience in policy making at EU level and his interest in creativity and innovation.
Before, Xavier worked at the DG for Information, Communication, Culture and Audiovisual where he contributed to the establishment and further development of the EU audiovisual policy before representing the European Commission and leading the EU coordination in the negotiation of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. As Head of the ’Culture policy, diversity and Intercultural dialogue’ Unit in the Directorate General for Education and Culture, he developed the European Agenda for culture and an EU strategy for cultural and creative industries. Twice acting Director in the same Directorate General, he contributed to the shaping of the EU Creative Europe Programme and managed its MEDIA sub-programme. Xavier Troussard graduated in Law and General Administration from the University of Rennes (France) and from the College of Europe in European Studies (Bruges, Belgium).