Head of EU Affairs-Health Research Sector – Montante is a senior Brussels based expert of EU Policy and Programmes with a focus on Public health and health research topics. She has a deep knowledge of the mechanisms, policy, legislations and procedures of the European Union. Sabrina is a senior executive at the Brussels Office of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and also appointed EU policy advisor of the main technical scientific body of the Italian National Health Systems, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), since 2016. In the last years her work has been focused mainly on improving strategies and initiatives at EU level supporting innovation in health systems. She is the main contact for the EU project TO REACH and in line with the Italian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Research is coordinating the work of a large core group of Member States and Associated countries engaged in developing a future EU Partnership on Transforming Health and Care Systems. Sabrina has over fifteen years public policy, multi level governance and management experience in the health sector. She has worked with International and EU organizations, research entities, national and regional offices so far. Sabrina has directly contributed to several high level EU and International initiatives. She earned a Master of Laws degree from University of Bologna and a Project Management Graduate certificate from Boston University. She is currently taking a distance learning degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.