Andreas Accardo coordinates the external relations of the Director and is responsible for internal operational co-ordination. His areas of expertise include EU affairs and international relations, good governance and Roma issues.
He has been with the FRA and its predecessor the EUMC since 2004. He previously worked on institution-building programmes in former Yugoslavia with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He developed technical assistance and administrative reform programmes for local and regional governments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and subsequently worked on capacity-building projects for the national parliaments of Serbia and Montenegro.
He is a political scientist with a specialisation in international relations, and holds a postgraduate degree in peace and conflict studies.