Peter Wostner

Senior Researcher, Institute for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development;

Dr. Peter Wostner had been, for over 15 years, directly involved in the EU budgetary and cohesion policy regulatory negotiations as well as setting up of the programming framework and implementation arrangements, including design of policy instruments on the national level. Between 2014 and 2019 he headed the design and policy delivery of Slovenian Smart Specialisation Strategy. Since 2019 he works as senior analyst dealing with productivity, digital and structural transformation at the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development.

He is a lecturer, moderator and also author of number of articles, especially on innovation, territorial development, EU budget and Cohesion policy. Dr. Wostner is also the chairman of the OECD’s Working Party on Rural Policy and Vice-Chair of the Regional Development Policy Committee.