Senior Head of Unit - Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, Directorate Climate action and resource efficiency |European Commission.
Birgit de Boissezon, Senior Head of Unit in the European Commission, currently for 'Sustainable Management of Natural Resources' , DG Research & Innovation. This Unit defines and implements, supported by Horizon 2020, objectives and priorities for nature-based solutions which increase economic, social and environmental resilience and improve risk management, to re-nature cities, adapt to climate change, restore biodiversity and ecosystems, and valorise cultural heritage. Earlier EC positions related to strategy and policy, planning and evaluation of EU research framework programmes (FP). For three years research counsellor at the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels, after six years in the Danish Ministry of Research in charge of FP coordination at national level and of dissemination and use of S/T results. As biologist by training, the career started in the French dairy branch organisation CNIEL/CIDIL in Paris, as responsible for its Information and Documentation Centre.