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Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak

Head of the unit 'Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education' European Commission Belgium Government

Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak was appointed Head of Unit in January 2018. The Unit’s mission
is to support the digital transformation of cultural and education institutions by
i) promoting the digitisation of cultural heritage and its wider access and reuse through new
technologies and the further development of Europeana as the European cultural hub;
ii) fostering the modernisation of education and training systems in an age of rapid
technological change;
iii) supporting policy, research, innovation and the wider take-up of interactive technologies,
learning technologies and connectivity to allow European citizens to have a richer
experience of cultural and educational content and to allow European business to create
value from cultural content.
To this end, the unit supports policy, research, innovation and the wider take up of
interactive technologies, learning technologies and connectivity to allow European citizens
to have a richer experience of cultural and educational content and to allow European
businesses to create value from digital cultural heritage.
In her previous position at the European Commission, Rehana was the deputy Head of the
Unit responsible for Learning, Multilingualism and Accessibility. Prior to this, she was closely
involved in the development and follow-up of the European regulatory framework on
audiovisual media and the Commission's strategy on Data.
Rehana holds a degree in finance and economics and a masters in actuarial science.
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