Pieter Everaers (1954) is Director of Directorate A- Cooperation in the European Statistical System; International Cooperation; Resources at DG Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Commission. Since 2012 he is in this position managing the human and financial resources and the legal affairs, the planning and evaluation of the statistical programme as well as the governance in the European Statistical System. In this position he is also responsible for the support program to Greek statistics. This position also involves the responsibility for the cooperation in statistics with other European and non-European Third Countries and with International Organisations. He joined Eurostat in May 2004, closing a 20 years career at Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Before 2012 he was in Eurostat as director responsible for International Trade and Population statistics, Agricultural Statistics, Environment, Energy and Transport, Business statistics, as well as Dissemination and Indicators. He has a PhD in Spatial Sciences at the University of Utrecht and had his original training in Human Geography and Mathematical Sociology.