Frédérique Hanotier

Director of the Human Rights Cities Network (HRCN)
Brussels, Belgium

Frédérique is the Director and the founder of the Human Rights Cities Network, which is aiming at expending knowledge and good practices for success in implementing human rights cities in Europe and beyond. As a senior expert in human rights and governance, she is researching on human rights cities development with a special interest in promoting dignity and peace in urban settings. Since, 2020 she is also one of the International Committee members of the World Human Rights Cities Forum.

She has 20 years of work experience in EU external relations, diplomacy and political analysis. Previously, she worked as a policy advisor in Urban Development Sector for the European Commission. She has been working for the European Union in Development Cooperation and International Aid and in the European External Action Service, in Brussels and in five EU Delegations in Africa, Asia and lately in the Western Balkans. She gained both hands-on experience and a keen interest in local governance, human rights and urban development during her career. She is experienced in programme management at international level including in conflict transformation, peace-building and sustainable urban development in EU external cooperation policy.

Frédérique is also an accredited mediator specialized in multitrack peace mediation on peacebuilding and development cooperation. She is an associated member of O.M.A. International Mediation Center. https://oma-mediation.com/en/

She is a political scientist specializing in international relations and human rights. She has two Masters’ degree, one in Political Sciences in European Politics (Institut d’Etudes Europeennes) and one in Human Resources Management & Dynamic of Organizations (Université Libre de Bruxelles).