The GPM company was created in 2012 by Pascal Goergen. Born in Cologne in 1963 and father of 3 children, he is currently the Secretary General of FEDRA, the Federation of Regional Growth Actors in Europe and professor at the EPHEC University College (Business and Marketing) in Brussels. Between end 2011 and 2014, he was the Secretary General of the Assembly of European Regions (AER). Previously (2000-2011), he worked as Diplomat in the Permanent Representation of Belgium within the European Union for the Brussels-Capital Region. Author of several publications such as “Lobbying in Brussels” and “Networking in Brussels”, he is currently heavily involved in several key European dossiers: regional policy, research policy, the EU 2020 Strategy, the Euro-Mediterranean and Eastern partnerships and multi-level governance.