Paulo Gouveia is Copa and Cogeca’s Chief Policy Advisor. He is responsible in particular for the policy work in the areas of the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU Budget and food chain. Previously he was Director of the General Affairs team in Copa-Cogeca with a particular responsibility of coordination of horizontal policies. He has more than 30 years’ experience working at EU and national level for farmer and cooperative organisations both in Portugal and in other EU Member States. He is an agronomist (agro-economist) graduate of the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (University of Lisbon) in Portugal. Of Portuguese nationality he is married with two children.