Deputy to the Director and Head of the Cultural Policies department in the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture
Catherine Magnant, a French citizen, graduated in international relations and Slavic languages. She started her career in Moscow, where she headed the Press and information section of the local European Commission Delegation. Back in Brussels, she worked on EU enlargement issues, and on the promotion of human rights in EU's external relations. She then moved to the Directorate General of Employment and Social Affairs where she coordinated the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for all. Catherine is now Deputy to the Director and Head of the Unit in charge of Culture Policy in the Directorate General for Education and Culture.