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Dana Carmen Bachmann

Head of Unit, Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, with responsibility for social protection policies, European Commission


Dana Carmen Bachmann is currently Head of Unit in Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission, being responsible for social protection, including access to social protection, adequacy of pensions and long-term care. Prior to this, Dana was Head of Unit in DG EMPL (since 2015) and DG EAC (since 2011) responsible for Vocational Education and Training, Apprenticeships and Adult Learning. Together with her team, she coordinated the work around a number of legislative and non-legislative initiatives on social protection, long-term care, vocational education and training, apprenticeships, adults’ basic skills and contributed to the 2016 and the 2020 Skills Agenda. Prior to joining the European Commission, she worked as a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights and managed diverse projects in the field of European and international environmental law. She has a bachelor degree in law from the Faculty of Law in Bucharest, a bachelor degree in European Law from University Paris I, and masters and postgraduate studies in International law and International relations and conflict resolution.