Head of Unit, DG REGIO

Peter Berkowitz is Head of Unit for Smart and Sustainable Growth in the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy in the European Commission. This unit is responsible for coordinating work within the European Commission on smart specialization and regional investment in innovation, environment, energy, climate change, transport and digitalisation. From 2008 to 2016, he was Head of Unit for Policy Development, including the preparation and negotiation of the Commission’s proposals for the reform of Cohesion Policy 2014-2020. During his career in the Commission he has worked on enlargement, CAP reform and rural development.