- Location: Brussels, Belgium
Xavier Le Mounier works for the European Commission, since January 2012 he has been based at the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (or DG GROW).
At the European Commission he runs actions to stimulate social innovation (e.g. the Social Innovation Europe platform, the European Social Innovation Competition and the forthcoming Challenge Platform for Social Innovation), to support the modernisation of workplaces in Europe (with the European Network for Workplace Innovation) and to foster the uptake of design-driven innovation (notably with the Design for Europe platform and Design for Enterprises).
Prior to this, Xavier worked with the European Commission for ten years in the field of international cooperation, for which he was based in Africa. Xavier has a background in political science and economics.