Agnes Hubert is associate researcher with PRESAGE (Programme de Recherches et d’Enseignements des Savoirs sur le Genre) Science Po/OFCE Paris and visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges for the academic year 2014-15. She was until recently adviser in the Bureau of European Policy advisers (BEPA), the think tank of the European Commission.
She holds degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne. She started her career as a journalist before joining the European Commission where she has held responsibilities in Development & cooperation, information & communication and social & employment policy. After heading the unit for Equal Opportunities for Women and men, she moved to senior advising functions in the Forward Studies Unit, in the task force for the White paper on European Governance , the European Parliament (Women rights committee) and in the Bureau of European Policy Advisors,.
She is the author of 2 books (L’Europe et les femmes, identités en mouvement 1998 ; democracy and information society 1997, 2 major BEPA policy documents on Social innovation : “Empowering people, driving change: Social innovation in the European Union” 2010 and “Social innovation a decade of changes” 2014, and of numerous academic articles, book chapters and contributions in the fields of gender equality and European integration, social innovation, social and employment policies, beyond GDP and well being.