David Ringrose

Head of International Outreach at DG CONNECT, European Commission

The development of the Digital Single Market (“DSM”) has significant implications for the EU’s external relations. David Ringrose coordinates the increasing number of policy and regulatory dialogues that DG CONNECT holds with partner countries & regions around the world. He also promotes the systematic integration of digital policies and tools into the EU’s external instruments and policies, from its development cooperation to enlargement, and from trade to the neighbourhood policy.

David was previously responsible for the communication strategy for the Digital Agenda and the launch of the Digital Single Market and prior to that, the EU’s evolving public diplomacy, as head of communication at the Commission’s External Relations department, DG RELEX.

Having joined the Commission on secondment from the UK Civil Service, David held a series of posts dealing with the former Soviet Union and then central Europe, both in Brussels and Prague, coordinating the EU communication strategy in the then candidate countries as they prepared to join the EU in 2004.

David is a graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury, and the College of Europe in Bruges, and holds the Certificate d’Études Politiques from SciencesPo in Paris.