Nicole Dewandre was one of the co-authors of the The Onlife Manifesto, which was drafted on behalf of the Digital Futures Task Force of DG Connect of the European Commission in 2012. She was one of the members of the The Onlife Initiative, in which Yiannis Laouris of Future Worlds Center was also a member.
Nicole Dewandre is advisor for societal issues to the Director General of the Di- rectorate General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technologies (DG CONNECT) at the European Commission. She studied applied physics engineering and economics at the University of Louvain, operations research at the University of California (Berkeley) and philosophy at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). She entered the European Commission in 1983. She has been a member of the Cen- tral Advisory Group and the Forward Study Unit, dealing with strategic analysis of research and industrial policy for the President of the Commission (1986-1992). In 1993, she supported the Belgian Presidency of the European Union in the areas of industry, energy, and consumer policies. She then worked in “science and society” issues (women and science, research and civil society), before being in charge of the “sustainable development” unit that has been put in place in DG Research between 2007 and 2010. She is now working on the societal interface of the Digital Agenda for Europe.