Jean-Louis Ville is presently Head of Unit in charge of Human Rights, Gender, and Democratic Governance at the European Commission in the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO). He is in charge of the policy and thematic issues related to these areas and implementing a variety of instruments directed to Civil Society Organisations and International partners.
Working with the European Commission since 1987, he has occupied several positions in various Directorate General (Agriculture, Budget and Development/ Cooperation) as Head of Unit for Budget, Finance and Contracts, Regional Programs for the Neighbourhood East and South. He also served for a period as Deputy Head of the private Office of the Rt Hon C. PATTEN during his mandate as European Commissioner for External Relations.
He has studied Political Sciences in Strasbourg, European Affairs in Bruges and European law in Paris.