Philippe Dumas, after a master in European Affairs in 1999, first worked in a European engineering company as representative in Brussels for EU affairs (2000-2007). Firstly involved in geothermal energy with EGEC, starting as project manager for European projects. Author and co-author of several publications; frequent contributor to conferences, workshops and seminars; teacher at university of Marseille on European lobbying; active in a number of EU-funded research and promotion projects from 2000 until today. Since September 2008, He’s the EGEC Secretary general in Brussels managing the association: The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) is an international association, founded in May 1998 and based in the Renewable Energy House in Brussels, Belgium. EGEC unites more than 120 companies and organizations, from 22 European countries, working in the geothermal field in Europe. The main goal of EGEC is to foster market development for geothermal energy and to work for improvement of business conditions in Europe.