Claudie Durand graduated in law from the Sorbonne and McGill (87’-94’) universities. She started working as Project manager with the NGO Médecins du Monde, relating to the UN, EU and donors’ (94’-98’). She further became Chief of staff to the Mayor of Arles, then to the President of the Region in Marseille (98’-2010’). From 08’ to 20’, Claudie was elected Deputy-Mayor (Arles) in charge of Higher education and Culture. Since 2010, she is a Public and Political Communications consultant, coaching local decision makers.