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Cécile Despringre studied International and European Law at the University of Paris I and holds a master’s degree in International Economic Law. After a traineeship at the Delegation of the European Commission in Geneva, she entered SACD as their European Affairs Officer in 1997 in Brussels. In 2001, she was promoted Deputy Director for European Affairs and Trade Negotiations and worked in Paris. In 2006-09, Cécile was FERA CEO based in Brussels, before being offered to set up and manage the SAA in 2010, the home for European collective management organisations of audiovisual authors in Brussels. The SAA gathers 33 collective management organisations in 25 countries and promotes a high level of protection of European screenwriters and directors and the collective management of their authors’ rights.
Since March 2020, Cécile is also the President of the board of directors of Cineuropa.

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