Intro: The Netherlands is currently co-chair of the GFCE and is represented by Carmen Gonsalves.
Information: In August 2016 Carmen took up her job as Head International Cyber Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. She is responsible for cyber and international peace & security, capacity building and digital rights. From 2011-2016 she worked as Deputy Head of the Political Section/Counsellor Political Affairs at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London. At MFA headquarters in The Hague she served as Policy Officer in the Security Policy Department and as Senior Policy Officer and subsequently Team Leader Justice and Home Affairs in the Department for European Integration. During her diplomatic career, postings included Madrid (Second Secretary Political Affairs), Sofia (Counsellor & Deputy Head of Mission) and Lisbon (Counsellor & Deputy Head of Mission). Carmen studied Modern History, Spanish and International Relations at the University of Leiden. She joined the Foreign Service in 1989. She is married to Rodrigo Tapia Stocker, has two sons, Sebastian and David.