Fernando Sanchez Amillategui
25.08.1962 – 30.03.2019
Fernando Sanchez Amillategui – the inspirational founder of Generation 2004 – passed away peacefully in the early hours of last Saturday 30 March.
Fernando, a Spaniard, joined the Commission in 2004 and spent his entire career in the JRC.
Whilst his work in the JRC has been described as exemplary by his hierarchy and colleagues alike, Fernando took also another courageous initiative which has touched the lives of many and indelibly marked the “staff representation” in the European institutions, most notably the Commission.
Indeed, Fernando was the brains and soul behind what started as a tiny group of colleagues, meeting sporadically in various pubs and cafes in the European quarter, and which was eventually to become Generation 2004. Continue reading A beautiful mind – a beautiful heart – a beautiful soul