Andrea Leruste

Deputy Head of Unit for ESF & FEAD policy and legislation, DG EMPL, European Commission

Andrea Leruste works for the European Commission’s Directorate-General (DG) for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, where she is deputy head of Unit for ESF & FEAD policy and legislation. Until 2017, she was responsible for microfinance and social entreprise support and previously for gender equality in the same DG. She started her career in 2005 as teaching assistant at the College of Europe, Bruges, before joining the German Foreign Office in Berlin. Andrea holds a degree in Cultural & Business Studies from the University of Passau, Germany, a degree in International Relations from the University March Bloch in Strasbourg and a Master of European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe.