The need for strong managers: Claus Sorensen on hiring ECHO experts

Claus Sorensen, director general of the European Commission’s humanitarian and civil protection office. Photo by: Security and Defence Agenda / CC BY

Start young.

For Claus Sorensen, the path to becoming an expert for ECHO begins even before one attends university studies, such as by volunteering.

About the author

  • Elena L. Pasquini

    Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.