Cathrine Festersen

Cathrine Festersen
PHASE Policy and Liaison Officer
Platform for Health and Social Equity - PHASE
Tel: 
+32-2-235.03.30

Cathrine monitors EU policies, activities and programmes, hereunder analysing the relevant components of the EU work programme among others the European Semester. Further she identifies opportunities for advocacy to support the Social Change and Innovation (EaSI) and Health for Growth programmes. Cathrine prepares policy précis and reports to successfully liaise with key stakeholders to ensure the network is well positioned.

Cathrine has considerable experience with EU policy and decision-making, political communication, interest-representation as well as in the fields of public services, social policy, health, care and social services. She acquired this experience among others from her internships in European Public Service Union (EPSU), the public affairs consultancy Konsentio, her work for a Social democratic MP in the Danish Parliament and by assisting IG Metall, the German metal trade union, in a cross-border Danish/German campaign for better working conditions. In the European Public Service Union Cathrine worked in the field of health and social services assisting among others an EU-project to improve the quality of work and services of personal care and household services. Other fields of work included recruitment and retention challenges, better vocational training, improving the work-life balance, as well as addressing arduous work in the health and care sector.

Cathrine graduated with a Master in European Public Policy from Brussels School of International Studies, Belgium, and has a Bachelor in Public Administration with specialization in EU-studies from Roskilde University, Denmark.