Catherine Magnant, advisor on cultural heritage in the European Commission’s department for Education and Culture, was Head of the Commission Task Force of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, which took place in 37 countries.
She started her career in Moscow, Russia, where she headed the Press and Information Section of the European Commission Delegation. Back in Brussels, Belgium, she was part of the team preparing the EU enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe. She then joined the EU's external relations service where she worked to promote human rights in third countries. She later turned to internal EU policies and was Deputy Head of Unit for cultural policy and innovation in the Directorate General for Education and Culture, working on the creative economy.
Catherine, a French citizen, is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud, Paris. She also graduated in international relations and Russian language from the Sorbonne University.
At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2019, Catherine Magnant will discuss “Museums, SDG’s and the EU culture policy framework” in a Discussion Panel on Friday 8 November.