Juan Elías Vergara Míguez was born in Padrenda (Galicia) in 1982. At the age of 20 he decided to join Bloque Nacionalista Galego (BNG) lists in his hometown and one year later the organization.
He started his career in the EU affairs area working for Fundación Galicia Europa, the representation of Galicia before the EU institutions. During the last years he has worked both in his country and in Brussels, in the official institutions (EU Parliament as an intern for EFA MEP Oriol Junqueras) and in public and private organizations within the EU affairs sector.
Juan is a long-term activist for the normalization of Galician language and member of several cultural associations. He writes regularly on international and EU affairs in Galician websites.
He was replacing Eva Bidania during her maternity leave (August 2015-February 2016)
University degrees in Political Sciences and Law Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela.
Master Degree: Master in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives. Katholiek Universiteit Leuven. Thesis: "The failure of language policies in Galicia”. International Master in EU Policies and Territorial Cooperation. Universities of Vigo and Minho.