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Bernd Thran 
Acting Head of EULEX Kosovo

Biography:

Police Vice-President/Brigadier General Bernd Thran, Acting Head of EULEX Kosovo

Nationality: German

Education:
Senior Degree in Public Administration and Police Management – Police and Command Staff College, Police University, Muenster, Germany. 
BA Degree in Public Administration and Police Matters – School for Public Administration Rhineland-Palatinate, Police Division (University of Applied Sciences), Koblenz, Germany.
Mediation and Dialogue Skills for CSDP Crisis Management Activities, Edward -Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention, National University of Ireland.
EU Senior Mission Leaders Course, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Belgium.
CSDP High Level Course, European Security and Defence College, Brussels, Berlin, Sofia, Paris.

Languages:
German (mother tongue), English, French, Italian

Professional experience:
Present: Acting Head of Mission EULEX Kosovo
2008 – 2016: Senior Police Adviser in the European External Action Service (EEAS)/ Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) and Negotiator in the Dialogue team of the High Representative/ Vice President (HR/VP), Brussels;
2006 – 2008: Head of Section and Deputy Head of Division, Ministry of Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany;
2002 – 2006: Senior Specialist in counter terrorism and counter espionage, European Commission, Brussels;
1997 – 2002: Head of Section and Deputy Head of Division, Ministry of Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany;
1977 – 1997: Police officer in different branches of policing (CRC, Uniformed Police, CID, Intelligence);
1973 – 1977: Instructor in the German Air Force.