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Ministerio de Ciencia e InnovaciónPresidencia Española 2010EUESFRI

Anneli Pauli

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Deputy Director General
Anneli Pauli
Anneli Pauli

Since April 2008, Dr Pauli has been the Deputy Director-General of DG Research of the European Commission, responsible for the development of the European Research Area. In 2007-2008 she was the Deputy Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Before joining the Commission Dr Pauli was the Vice President of the Academy of Finland (2001-2007), responsible for matters concerning science policy and research funding as well as international cooperation. Prior to this she worked as Secretary General of the Research Council for Environment and Natural Resources, and was also responsible for the development and implementation of the Finnish Centre of Excellence Programmes.

She previously worked for the Finnish Ministry of Environment, the Water and Environment Research Institute, the Nessling Foundation, universities and a consulting company. Dr Pauli is currently the Chair of Scientific and Technical Research Committee (CREST) of the EU. She is also the Chair of the Governing Board of the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) and the EU representative of the Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Moscow, and also a member of the General Assembly of International Association for the Promotion of Cooperation with Scientists form the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (INTAS).

Dr Pauli has been a member of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), and has been involved in various ERA-NET projects; chairing, for example, the Network Steering Committee of 'BONUS for the Baltic Sea Science - Network of Funding Agencies'. She has also been a member of the OECD Global Science Forum and held memberships of several Nordic and European committees and councils e.g. Vice-Chair of the Nordic Research Board (NordForsk). Dr Pauli has been a member of the Management Board of the European Chemicals Agency. In addition, she has worked in numerous national committees dealing with science and technology policy, as well as science and society.

Dr Pauli gained her PhD in 1994 from the University of Helsinki. Her field of research is aquatic microbiological ecology.