Kerstin Rosenow

Head of Unit ‘Research & Innovation’ in Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

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Kerstin Rosenow is Head of Unit ‘Research & Innovation’ in DG AGRI, European Commission where she is responsible for the EU research and innovation policy in the intervention area of “agriculture, forestry and rural areas”. Her unit programmes and monitors the research funded under Cluster 6 “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment” of Horizon Europe R&I Programme. Her unit also provides the secretariat for the Horizon Europe R&I Mission” A Soil Deal for Europe”. Previously, she was Head of Unit in the EC Research Executive Agency (REA) where she managed the implementation of the project portfolio for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime, and inland water research and the bioeconomy). She has been working in the EC for over 20 years after covering a managerial position in the German administration (Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU). For DG AGRI she coordinated negotiations with pre-accession and candidate countries and the preparation of the 2014-2020 CAP legislative framework. She studied law, politics and administration in Marburg, Grenoble and Bruges.

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