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Claire Dhéret
Head of Social Europe and Well-Being Programme and Senior Policy Analyst
Claire Dhéret is Head of Programme and Senior Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre where she leads the Social Europe and Well-Being Programme. Her current work focuses on employment, social and health policies and how EU policies in these areas can positively impact citizens’ life.

Claire has worked on various research projects, including with the EU institutions, and has led several Task Forces and expert groups, in particular on youth unemployment and social investment. She has also been Programme Leader of the FutureLab Europe programme, which aims to encourage young people to be active European citizens and shape the future of their continent.

She writes on a wide range of policy areas related to European economic and social policies, including cohesion policy, the EU budget, mobility of workers, the future of European industry, EU governance, social cohesion and well-being. She is a regular commentator in the media, acts as external expert for EU institutions and/or research institutes, moderates and participates in a range of public debates.

Prior to joining the EPC, she was responsible for the Brussels office of the Robert Schuman Foundation, a French think tank.



The future of work - Towards a progressive agenda for all, Social investment , Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), Youth employment

Areas of expertise

European social model(s), employment and social policies, mobility of EU workers, EU health policies & health systems, EU governance, EU cohesion policy, industrial policy, and the EU budget

Current positions


Postgraduate Programme in European Studies, Free University, Berlin, Germany
BA in History and German, Sorbonne University & Free University, France & Germany


French, English, German



Healthcare / POLICY BRIEF
From reaction to action: How the EU can step up its role in global pandemics
By Claire Dhéret , Simona Guagliardo - 14/07/2020
Minimum wage and the EU: Happily ever after?
By Claire Dhéret , Mihai Palimariciuc - 29/05/2020
Future of work / ISSUE PAPERS
The future of work: Towards a progressive agenda for all
By Claire Dhéret , Simona Guagliardo , Mihai Palimariciuc - 09/12/2019
Industrial policy / ISSUE PAPERS
An Industry Action Plan for a more competitive, sustainable and strategic European Union
By Marco Giuli , Claire Dhéret , Johan Bjerkem , Marta Pilati , Stefan Sipka - 07/11/2019


Future of Europe / CONSULTATION
The future of Social Europe
Claire Dhéret had an informal exchange with the French Secretary of State for European Affairs, Amélie de Montchalin, and the Director of Cabinet of the French Minister of Labour, Antoine Foucher about the future of Social Europe.

04 March 2020 - ,
Health & healthcare / EXPERT ROUNDTABLE
Drug shortages in Europe
Claire Dhéret moderated a breakfast debate on medicine shortages in Europe organised by the German Medical Association and the German Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.

23 January 2020 - ,
Industrial policy / PANEL DISCUSSION
An EU industrial policy
Claire Dhéret presented her views on how to turn EU industrial policies into an inclusive and sustainable strategy and discussed it with the fellows of the Hans-Boeckler Foundation.

09 January 2020 - ,

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