Hilde Hardeman is Director-General of the Publications Office of the EU as of 1 December 2021. Prior to that, she served as Head of the European Commission's Service for Foreign Policy Instruments. She joined the Commission in 1994 and, since then, she
- held the position of Deputy Head of Cabinet to the Commission's Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness;
- headed the Commission President's briefing team;
- and was in charge of the units for relations with Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus.
Hilde Hardeman holds a PhD in Slavic philology and history from the University of Leuven, which she obtained after studies at Leuven, Stanford University and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. She was visiting professor at the College of Europe.
- On the office:
The Publications Office of the European Union (the Office) is the official provider of publishing and open data management services to all EU institutions, bodies and agencies (). It is the central point of access to EU law and case law, publications, open data, research results, procurement notices and other official information. Its mission is to support EU policy making and ensure that this information and data are available to, accessible and reusable by public administrations, citizens and businesses, in order to facilitate transparency, economic activity, the diffusion of knowledge, and Europe’s digital transformation. The Office thereby contributes to making known what the EU does and means in concrete terms, and to unlocking the power of data. The Office is a recognised centre of excellence for data, information and knowledge management.