Fadila Boughanemi


Bio: Fadila Boughanemi, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Belgium

Fadila Boughanemi works for DG Research and Innovation, where she is Deputy Head of Unit for Research and Innovation Cooperation with Asia, Africa, the Middle East and external relations.  

She is responsible for promoting research and innovation cooperation with international partners in order to: strengthen the EU’s scientific excellence and attractiveness; foster its industrial competitiveness; tackle global societal challenges; and support the EU’s external policies including trade, development and enlargement. 

Fadila joined the European Commission in 1996, and serves with the international cooperation programme since 2004. 

Between 1996 and 2004, Fadila served with the targeted socio-economic research programme of DG Research & Innovation where she was in charge of research on social exclusion and social integration.

Fadila obtained two Master Degrees in Philosophy and in English from the University of Aix-Marseille, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institute of Political Science of Aix-en-Provence, France.