Alfonso oversees the Network’s management and strategic direction, leads the policy programme co-financed by the European Commission and the annual European Social Services Conference. He has over 12 years’ experience in public policy, has authored and co-authored several publications and is a regular contributor to academic journals, newspapers, and specialist social services magazines. Before joining ESN in 2010, Alfonso worked in project management in the private sector, consultancy and CSR.

He holds an MA in modern languages from the University of Granada, an MA in European Governance from the College of Europe, an MSc in Public Policy from University College London and a Masters in Executive Management of International Associations at Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management. Alfonso teaches on social services innovation, reform, and organisation in master’s degree programmes at the Universities of Barcelona, The Basque Country and the Public School of Administration in Galicia, Spain.

Outside ESN, Alfonso can be found at home cooking or watching Strictly Come Dancing. He has even been to see the show live!

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Polish, Portuguese

Email: Alfonso.Montero@esn-eu.org