Head of Unit at Creative Europe, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission
Barbara Gessler is Head of Unit Culture at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
Studied public administration and joined the EU institutions in 1991 after a masters at the College of Europe, first as an assistant in the EP, then as official in the Commission, in the areas of audiovisual, environment and communication. One year leave to work as EU advisor at German Cultural umbrella organisation. Since 2011 head of culture unit at EACEA.