Having accumulated a valuable expertise in the field, we are hosting a free of charge training for Civil Servants and Civil Society Organisations with the goal to increase the awareness of local administrations and civil society on current obstacles to freedom of movement, by providing the tools to interpret and implement Directive 2004/38 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely in the EU.
Participants will be able to raise any questions linked to their daily work, and will also have the opportunity to network with other civil servants and members of the civil society.
This training is part of the EURECA project, co-funded by the European Union, and the PROMISE project, funded by the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM). Our partners on the PROMISE project, Democratic Society and Alliance4Europe, are supporting us in the training implementation.
You may register here.
Meet our Spanish expert – Diego Gutierrez
Diego started his professional career in 2002 as an in-house legal counsel of a multinational company based in Brussels. Furthermore, he gained experience as a legal counsel of a company dedicated to technology (“Indra Sistemas”) providing advice on corporate law in commercial transactions. Diego has also worked as an associate lawyer of two top law firms in Madrid (“Alzaga, García Palencia, Sánchez-Terán & Asociados – Iberforo Madrid” and “CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo”) providing advice on commercial and competition law.
For the last 20 years, Diego has been a legal expert for “Your Europe Advice”, which is a service operated by ECAS (European Citizen Action Service) under a contract with the European Commission, where he provides advice to citizens and businesses on their EU rights. In addition, for the last 12 years, Diego works at his own law firm (“GAVELS Abogados”) with other partners in Madrid advising domestic and international companies on legal matters (commercial, corporate, administrative, real estate, regulatory and competition law).
Diego holds a degree in Law with a specialisation in EU law from the University San Pablo-CEU (Madrid) and an LL.M degree in EU and International Law from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College (University of London) and a Diploma of Economic and Legal Studies of the EU from the Collège des Hautes Études Européennes Miguel Servet (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne). Diego is a member of the Bar of Madrid since 2000.