T20 Forum on Social Cohesion


Lieve Fransen

Senior Adviser on Health, Social and Migration Policies, EPC; Coordinator of the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe (2017-2019)

Dr. Fransen is senior policy advisor of several different institutions, businesses and think thanks. She advised the CEO of Royal Philips Health Technology Company and the UN on the development of a global strategy to implement the SDGs with private sector in Africa and globally. President Prodi asked her to head an expert group and co-author a high-level report on social infrastructure investments, which inspired InvestEU. She advises T20/G20 on Covid-19 vaccines manufacturing worldwide, especially in Africa.
Dr. Fransen co-created the platform P4TT and the COVID Education Alliance (COVIDEA). She supports Olafur Elliasson’s Little Sun initiative to increase the access to light for children in off-grid regions. She received several awards for her work on health and HIV, including a life achieving award for health and human rights in India. She worked for 23 years in the European Commission at senior management level in numerous policy areas.

She is medical doctor specialized in infectious diseases, global public health and social policies worldwide and worked in several countries in Africa and Asia. She has a PhD in social policies from Antwerp.

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