Secretary General, European Builders Confederation, Belgium
Riccardo Viaggi was nominated Secretary General of European Builders Confederation in 2009. In this function, he represents European construction micro, small and medium-sized enterprises from the 20 affiliates and partners of EBC in Brussels. He sits within relevant European associations as the European SME association UEAPME, Small Business Standards SBS as well as other stakeholder bodies like the European Standing Committee for Construction and the European social dialogue committee for construction.
Before covering this function, he was in charge of European projects for EBC. During 2 years as project manager, he has been the initiator of several successful project initiatives in different policy fields such as energy efficiency and renewable sources, social dialogue and mobility of youth and apprentices.
He earned his master degree in international relations and diplomacy from the University of Bologna in March 2006, after completing parts of his studies in Switzerland, France and the United States. In addition to his native Italian, Riccardo fluently speaks English, French and Spanish.