Biography Nicole Dewandre
Nicole Dewandreis advisor for societal issues to the Director General of the Directorate General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technologies (DG CONNECT) at the European Commission. She studied applied physics engineering and economics at the University of Louvain, operations research at the University of California (Berkeley) and philosophy at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). She published “Critique de la raison administrative, pour une Europe ironiste“, coll. L’ordre philosophique, Editions du Seuil, Paris, 2002. She entered the European Commission in 1983. She has been a member of the Central Advisory Group and the Forward Study Unit, dealing with strategic analysis of research and industrial policy for the President of the Commission (1986-1992). In 1993, she supported the Belgian Presidency of the European Union in the areas of industry, energy, and consumer policies. She then worked in “science and society” issues (women and science, research and civil society), before being in charge of the “sustainable development” unit that has been put in place in DG Research between 2007 and 2010. She is now working on the societal interface of the Digital Agenda for Europe. More information can be found at her website.
The encounter took place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at CAPS 2015, the international event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation, in Brussels, Belgium.