Fernando Frutuoso de Melo was appointed director general of the European Commission's EuropeAid in July 2013, taking up his new functions in November. With the Commission since 1987, he has considerable experience in development, human resources, inter-institutional relations and fisheries issues. He previously served as deputy director general of the human resources department, as well as in the private offices of EU Commissioner Olli Rehn and Commission President Barroso.
A recent Eurobarometer report reveals young people in the EU believe helping developing countries is important. Indeed, young people can be closely involved in bringing about change, writes EuropeAid Director-General Fernando Frutuoso de Melo in this #YouthWill opinion.
The EU will not let up its push for gender equality and women's empowerment, writes Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, the EuropeAid director general, in an exclusive guest commentary celebrating International Women's Day and honoring #SheBuilds, a new campaign by Devex and partners to elevate the role of women around the globe.