Carine Claeys is presently acting EEAS Special Envoy for Space and still Head of the EEAS Space Task Force, set up in 2015. In that capacity, she advises the EEAS Secretary General on all space matters of EU interest and she chairs the Board of the EU Satellite Centre and the ad-hoc GNSS security experts group advising the EU Political and Security Committee in the framework of the Council’s and High Representative’s responsibilities to respond to possible threats linked to the European Global Navigation Satellite System (Galileo/Egnos).
From 2011 to 2015 she was responsible of the corporate processes coordination in the newly set-up EEAS.
Before the EEAS was established, Carine Claeys served in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union. She was head of the “Security of space tools” cell (Galileo, GMES) in the EU Situation Centre from 2005 to 2011. She was responsible for maritime transports and for transport intermodal questions and networks in DG Transports of the General Secretariat of the Council from 2000 to 2005, after having worked in several other sectors of this administration from 1992 on (mainly energy, human rights, United Nations, drugs, terrorism, agriculture and enlargement).
Carine Claeys holds a PhD in political sciences, a business engineering degree, a Master degree in international relations and another one in development cooperation.