Catherine de Bolle
Executive Director, Europol
Catherine de Bolle

‘As leaders, we have to create the conditions allowing our staff, whether men or women, to develop their full potential and reach their career goals. Achieving gender equality requires more than boosting female recruitment; we must encourage our female staff members to take the steps necessary to advance their careers. It is our role to foster cultural change in our organisations and make sure that our internal policies protect our diversity.’

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Ensure that Diversity and Inclusion matters are integrated within Europol’s work on Innovations for Law Enforcement (e.g. including gender biases within the spectrum of research on AI for law enforcement). This commitment intends to assimilate D&I considerations as part of the reflections on the future of Law Enforcement and to make them reach out the LE communities beyond the spheres that are predisposed to D&I reflections.
Expand the concept of Europol’s Diversity Day into an event including a segment open to externals. This commitment aims at: - spreading awareness and stimulating inclusiveness within Europol’s staff on the one hand, and - aiming to be a flag bearer for gender equality amongst the law enforcement community as well as to bridge the trust gap between law enforcement and certain communities.