Head of International Relations, project manager international cooperation and technical assistance, Catharina FRANSEN (1963) holds a master degree in Laws, specialization International Law at the University of Leiden (Netherlands). During and after her study she trained students in European Law. She worked in the Dutch Parliament for almost 10 years and since 2001 at Statistics Netherlands.
Since 2010 she is head of International Relations and advisor to the Director General. In this capacity Carina is also project manager for technical assistance projects and the European Statistical Training Programme. She is member of several international bodies and task forces.