Dr. Peter Wostner

Dr. Peter Wostner is the head of the Smart Specialisaton Unit responsible for coordination of innovation related activities within the Slovenian Government. Dr. Wostner is an expert on development policies, EU budget and EU Cohesion Policy were he has been, for last 15 years, directly involved from the EU budget and regulatory negotations to setting up of the programming framework and implementation arrangements. He is a lecturer and a moderator and also author of number of articles, especially as regards EU budget and development policy. Dr. Wostner is the chairman of the OECD’s Working Party on Rural Policy and Vice-Chair of the Regional Development Policy Committee.