Mr. Cédric Foussard has been Director of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) since 2005. The IJJO works to promote a global approach to juvenile justice without borders. It works internationally to develop appropriate strategies, policies, legislative tools and intervention methods to achieve this goal. As Director of the Observatory, he collaborates closely with international organisations including the UN; the Council of Europe, and European Union institutions. He coordinates exchange of best practice and expertise between IJJO’s partners in the field of juvenile justice, holding international conferences and managing of a worldwide research programme. He is member of the Youth Justice Journal Editorial.
Previously, he has held positions with the French diplomatic corps in the United States and in Uruguay, in the field of media and communication. He has also worked within the European Research Institute of Birmingham (United Kingdom). He holds two masters degrees: one in Public Management from the Institute of Political Studies in the University of Aix-en-Provence (France), and one in Business and Administration of International Affairs from Escuela Europea de Negocios (Spain).