Andrea Parola is consultant based in Brussels. He is currently the General Manager of the European e-Skills Association (EeSA), a multi-stakeholder platform based in Brussels. EeSA acts as the reference European platform to develop ICT skills and competences for professionals, practitioners and citizens across all sectors and society to build a more inclusive, competitive and innovative Europe. EeSA promotes the exchange of ideas, awareness raising and good practices in Europe and supports the development of tools and methodologies for the governance of e-skills. Andrea also leads as Managing Director, the company he created in 2009, EU Strategy sprl, which is involved in public affairs and advocacy.