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Jan Droge

Director at Broadband Competence Offices Support Facility


For over 20 years, Jan has built up extensive insights into EU funding processes and has helped many institutions and organisations in their funding strategies. He was team leader on the study “Leveraging EU Funds for ICT Investments” and worked on many other studies for the European Commission and the European Parliament.

In 2016 Jan, was involved in the pilot phase, preparing for the EU network of Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs) where he was tasked with assessing the support structures in Germany that promote broadband investments, notably with the use of Structural Funds.

Since January 2017, Jan is the Director of the BCOs Support Facility. He has advised Regions, EU Institutions and private clients on structural fund investments for broadband, including EU State Aid issues.

Prior to joining BCO-SF and the Schuman Associates EU Consultancy, Jan worked in the European Commission’ Directorate General for Regional Policy. He studied economics and politics in Heidelberg, Toulouse and Exeter and he is fluent in German, English and French.