Ramunas Linartas

Keynote Policy Session

Ramunas Linartas

Policy Officer, Smart and Sustainable Growth Unit, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), European Commission

The Directorate’s mandate is to promote European cohesion policy by ensuring that Europe invests and supports the regions and the people most affected by the twin digital and climate transitions, leaving no one behind. The implementation of the mission requires support to a just transition through targeted investments to speed up inclusive growth.

Ramunas spent 19 years at the European Commission. He currently works for the Smart and Sustainable Growth unit of DG REGIO where he follows digital transition and innovation. Before that, he was involved with the Digital Single Market initiative, promoting internal market for electronic communications, reviewing and reforming EU’s telecoms regulatory framework, revising subsequent EU Roaming Regulations and earlier working on internal market in energy sector. His career developed in national administration in Lithuania where he was heading unit in the Ministry of Finance responsible for developing investment priorities for the EU funding, setting up structures and processes for cohesion fund management and was actively engaged in Lithuania’s EU accession negotiations.


  • Bocconi University


  • Intesa Sanpaolo
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