|Born||23 June 1964|
|Died||5 August 2022(aged 58)|
|Institutions||Vrije Universiteit Brussel|
Caroline Pauwels studied philosophy and communication studies, and worked in the cabinet of European Commissioner Karel Van Miert. She left the European Commission for a career in research, and earned her PhD in 1995. Her dissertation focused on the audiovisual policy of the European Union. She was director of the SMIT research centre from 2000 to 2016. She held a Jean Monnet Chair from 2012 to 2016.
She died on 5 August 2022 at the age of 58.