Since 12/2020, Xavier leads the NEB Unit created at the JRC. Before, he was at the DG for Information, Communication, Culture and Audiovisual leading the coordination in negotiating the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. Heading the ’Culture policy, diversity and Intercultural dialogue’ Unit in the DG for Education and Culture, he developed the European Agenda for culture and a strategy for cultural and creative industries. He joined the JRC 2014 to create and lead the EU Policy Lab development at the crossroads of anticipation (horizon scanning, foresight), behavioural sciences and design. Xavier graduated in Law and General Administration from the University of Rennes and from the College of Europe Bruges in European Studies.