Renate Fries, German, has a Diploma in Education and Sociology and has worked at European level since 1985. Between 1997 and 2001 Renate was correspondent for the European Commission, DG EMPL, and in this context closely followed the implementation of the Open Method of Co-ordination (OMC) in the fields of employment and, later, social inclusion.
She was in the core team for the Evaluation of the EU Programme to promote Member State co-operation to combat Social Exclusion and Poverty from 2002-2006. From 2006 to 2007 she was involved in a study on the integration of science and society issues for DG RTD, dealing to a major extent with the involvement of stakeholders in research design and implementation. Since 2001 she has been a member of TEAM EUROPE, the Commission’s panel of independent conference speakers. In 2014 Renate was appointed independent expert for the European Commission´s DG Justice and Consumers.
Renate’s professional experience includes evaluations and reports as well as project and programme management for the European Commission (DG EMPL, DG REGIO, DG JUST, DG RESEARCH). As founder and director of PID GbR, she is involved in several national projects for the German Federal Government. Renate is also a trained GOPP facilitator.
German – English – French – Italian (passive)