Biography Haydn Hammersley

Haydn joined EDF in September 2018. As EDF’s Social Policy Officer, he is responsible for working on EU Cohesion Policy and Structural and Investment Funds, the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Semester, deinstitutionalisation and community-based care, employment, education, social protection and disability assessment. Haydn also coordinates EDF's work on the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, as well as the post-2020 Strategy.

Prior to his work with EDF, Haydn worked for three years at Autism-Europe, as well as having spent time working for a Member of the European Parliament, as a trainee at the European Commission and for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He also worked for several years as a care worker and assistant to adults with autism and learning disabilities.

Haydn has a Master’s in Political Science and EU Studies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. He also has Master of Arts in French and Linguistics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, with a year spent at the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne specialising in contemporary French literature.