Álvaro Couceiro

Álvaro Couceiro is responsible, until August, for the EU social policies, such as employment, deinstitutionalisation, education and social protection, as well as the EU Cohesion Policy and Structural and Investment Fund, the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Semester, and the Strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities 2021-2030. Afterwards, he will support with work on freedom of movement, the annual Work Programme and the advocacy towards the Council of the EU and its Presidencies.


Prior to this position, Álvaro worked for the International Relations Direction of the ONCE Social Group as the International Strategic Planning Officer, and before that as a public affairs and EU funding consultant for social and disability-related organisations. He is currently developing his PhD research in EU Social Policy.

  • MA International Relations
  • MA European Union Law and Politics
  • BA Sociology

– English, Spanish, Portuguese.