Mr. Schleuning started his assignment as Head of Unit at the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) in November 2020. His Unit FPI.4 is in charge of Industrialised Countries and Foreign Policy Support. Prior to that, he was Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation in Kyiv/Ukraine. Mr. Schleuning joined the EU in 1999 and has worked on postings in Brussels, Eastern Europe, East Africa, and South-East Asia. He holds a master’s degree in history and Slavonic Studies from Heidelberg University and is a fluent English, French and Russian speaker.