studied French and Portuguese at Mainz University over 1972-1975. From 1976 until 1979, she worked at the Fuldaer Zeitung and Hessisch / Niedersächsische Allgemeine papers. In 1987, she was appointed press attaché for the 750th anniversary of Berlin and the awarding of what was then West Berlin the title, European Capital of Culture, in 1988. Döring has been connected to the European Film Academy from its very founding in 1988, first as a PR manager for the European Film Awards, and then as project manager for activities and publications. In 1996, she was appointed EFA director. Since 2004, Döring is also the producer of the European Film Awards.