François Brunagel has been working in the European Parliament for the past 30 years. He served in the cabinet of three Presidents of Parliament, and headed the public events and publications unit before being appointed Head of Protocol in 2004. He has welcomed in the European Parliament 55 Heads of State invited for official visits, an incalculable number of heads of governments and ministers, as well as Speakers of parliaments and parliamentary delegations. He has escorted the President of the European Parliament in official visits at the highest level and had the privilege to be involved in the awards ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2012 in Oslo.