About ICF
Ruth Santos-Brien
Director, Public Policy
Ruth has more than 15 years of experience in technical assistance, research, and evaluation in employment and social affairs, education, equality, and diversity.

Ruth has more than 15 years of experience in technical assistance, research, and evaluation in employment and social affairs, education, equality, and diversity. Ruth has extensive knowledge of program design, management, and evaluation of several national and European initiatives.

Ruth has also developed a strong track record in providing mutual learning support for European and international organizations.

Since 2008, she has played a vital role in the Mutual Learning Programme (MLP) of the European Employment Strategy. Ruth has supported and coordinated activities to foster learning between the member states and different governance levels. She has helped further the European Employment Strategy’s goals and influenced policy at the EU and member state levels. The annual cycle of the MLP activities is closely aligned with the European semester of the European Employment Strategy’s governance framework and directly supports the work of the employment committee.

Ruth is an advisory board member for the EU-funded project EXCEPT, which examines the social exclusion of young people.