The Revival of Democratic Values and the Governance of the Catholic Church

Gaudium et Spes Lecture 2012 by Jerome Vignon

    • Gaudium et Spes Lecture 2012 by Jerome Vignon

      Jerome Vignon was born in 1944.  He studied at the Paris Polytechnic, and graduate from Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique also known as "Grande Ecole".  He has wide experience in the political and economic analysis and the management of information systems, with a special interest in the geopolitical planning, both national and regional planning (town and country planning).

      Mr Vignon was a member of the cabinet of the French Ministry of Finance, and then joined the European Commission in 1984.  He was responsible for the Unit of Futurology of th e European Commission in 1989, when Jacques Delors was President of the Commission in 1998.  He also occupied the post of Director of Strategy at the Delegation of the National and Regional Planning, Office of the French Prime Minister.

      He was an advisor in the Office of the General Secretary of the Energy Commission, on issues concerning European Governance.  In this capacity he directed the Team of Governance which prepared the White Paper on European Governance, published in 2001.  Between 1974 and 1978, Mr Vignon was the President of the Christian Movement of Executives and Senior Executives.  He is also the President of the Christian Conferences on Globalisation since their foundation in 2001.  In 2007, he succeeded Michel Camdessus as President of the Semaines Sociales in France.

      Since 2010, he has been President of the National Observatory of the Energy Precariousness since its inception in 2011.  Till 2009 he was the Director of the European Commission responsible for the Protection and Integration of Social Affairs.  He is also a member of the Commission on Family and Society of the French Episcopal Conference.