Policy Coordinator of Marie Curie Actions, Directorate-General Education and Culture, European Commission.
Vanessa Debiais-Sainton is Policy Officer in the Marie Curie Actions unit in DG Education and Culture since February 1st, 2010. She coordinates the policy development of the Marie Curie Actions, and in particular the design of the future actions for post-2013. She is also in charge of drafting the annual updates of the People Work programme.
From mid-2006 to early 2010, she has worked as scientific project officer in DG Research and Innovation, after 6 years of experience as Project Manager in the SOLVAY Research Centre in Brussels.
She studied Chemical Engineering in France (ENSIC) and went on to achieve an MSc at the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP School, France) in collaboration with Mc Gill University (Canada) and BP Chemicals.