Miguel García-Herraiz is currently the Head of sector for EU Neighborhood policy in the Secretariat of State for EU Affairs of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation.

He has previously served as Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean in charge of Water, Environment and Blue economy and, as such was statutory co-chair of the PRIMA foundation Scientific advisory committee.

García-Herraiz is a Spanish career diplomat who has served the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the past twenty years, holding positions as Deputy Director General for International Affairs of Terrorism and Disarmament, and, lately, as Counsellor in charge of the
relations between the European Union and Southern Mediterranean countries in the Permanent Mission of Spain to the European Union. He has also been First Secretary and Head of Consular section, in charge of the Spanish Cultural Centre in Nicaragua at the Embassy of Spain in Managua; Head of section for International Affairs of Terrorism; and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Spain in Bucharest.

Miguel García-Herraiz spoke at Session I – Conversation on European Science Diplomacy