Csaba Harsányi has 17 years of professional experience, all in serving the public sector in its activities related to EU integration. Having obtained an Executive Masters degree in International and European Relations at the Amsterdam School of International Relations, he joined the newly established Phare Directorate of the Hungarian Development Bank, the public bank in Hungary responsible for assisting the restructuring and integration of the Hungarian Economy in light of EU accession. During Hungary’s accession negotiations and now again, since 2010 Mr Harsányi is working as the Brussels Representative of the Bank. Since Hungary’s accession, he has also used his in-depth knowledge of programming and implementation of pre-accession and structural and cohesion instruments as a consultant. His references include preparation of analyses, evaluations and studies commissioned by the Hungarian government as well as by EU institutions and providing technical assistance for public institutions in candidate and potential candidate countries. He has practical experience in project management, in drafting strategic documents and policy papers as well as in different forms of know-how transfer and lecturing.