Denis Colfer

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Denis Colfer – Senior Negotiation Consultant & Trainer

Denis Colfer has been working in multilingual and multicultural environment and with the European Commission and Permanent Representation of Ireland between 1997 and 2002.

Denis has extensive experience in coordinating and chairing Council Working Group and Presidency meetings in Brussels. He has gained experience in representing Ireland at ILO Meetings on the negotiation of Human Resource Development and Training proposals over a two year period 2003 – 2004.

Denis consultancy focusses exclusively on negotiation-related training since 2002, functioning as trainer and facilitator in over 80 seminars overall, in EU and international negotiation, policy dialogues, mediation and conflict resolution, EU chairmanship and presidency skills, and techniques as well as crisis management.

Denis has a deep understanding of the functions of the EU institutions and their interdependencies, and the roles of EU member states in EU decision-making forums. He has worked intimately in numerous policy areas including Trade and WTO, Industry, Foreign Affairs, European Affairs, Tourism and Competition.