Head of Division Democracy and Electoral Observation, European External Action Service
Mr Neal Mac Call, an Irish citizen born in 1969, has been an EU official since 1995. Following studies in International Relations in the UK with an MA (Hons) in 1992, he obtained a postgraduate degree in European Political Studies in Belgium in 1993. During his career at the European Commission and then the External Action Service he served, among other, as desk officer on the aerospace industry (Enterprise DG); coordinator for the European Commission's participation in the G8 process (Secretariat General); assistant to the Deputy Director General (External Relations DG); desk officer in the Mercosur Countries division (EEAS); Deputy Head of Division for regional policies for the Southern Mediterranean (EEAS); Deputy Head of Division for Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific; and Head of Division for Israel, occupied Palestinian territory and Middle East peace process (EEAS). As of September 2022 he is the Head of Division for Democracy and Electoral Observation in the EEAS. Married, with three children, Mr Mac Call is fluent in English, French and Italian and has a good level of Spanish.
This workshop aims at gathering insights on the EU democracy agenda 2022 and 2023 and recommendations from the Brussels democracy community and stakeholders for shaping future agendas. The session will be moderated on the basis of guiding questions.