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CAN Europe Staff

   

Director

Wendel Trio (more)

Administration and Finance

 Head of Operations

Lionel Dehalu (more)

 Office Coordinator

Maryan Herrera (more)

 Administration Coordinator

Reinhilde Stinders (more)

 Fundraising and Network Outreach Coordinator

Tom Boyle (more)

Communications

Head of Communications

Ania Drążkiewicz (more)

Communications Coordinator

Nicolas Derobert (more)

 Communications Coordinator

Goksen Sahin (more)

Communications Coordinator for Southeast Europe

Stevan Vujasinović (more)

Network Outreach

Head of Network Outreach

Eddy de Neef (more)

Fundraising and Network Outreach Coordinator

Tom Boyle (more)

Network Outreach Coordinator

Mathias Claeys Bouuaert (more)

Policy

Coal Policy Coordinator

Joanna Flisowska (more)

Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe

Igor Kalaba (more)

Energy Savings Policy Coordinator

Theodora Petroula (more)

EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

Klaus Röhrig (more)

Climate Ambition Project Coordinator

Zanna Vanrenterghem (more)

 Climate and Development Policy Coordinator

Rachel Simon (more)

Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator

Markus Trilling (more)

International Climate Policy Coordinator

Ulriikka Aarnio (more)

EU Energy Policy Coordinator

Veerle Dossche (more)

       Energy Scenarios Coordinator

Jörg Mühlenhoff (more)

Turkey Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

Elif Gündüzyeli (more)

'Europe Beyond Coal' Campaign Secretariat

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DIRECTOR


WENDEL

Wendel Trio

wendel /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4677  

Wendel Trio has been the Director of CAN Europe since September 2011. His main tasks include strategy development, high-level political representation, developing the network and fundraising. He also coordinates and manages the secretariat. Wendel has over 30 years of experience working for NGOs, including working as political director for Oxfam in Belgium, as campaign director for Greenpeace Belgium and as Director of the Policy and Business Unit of Green­peace International. In that capacity he managed Greenpeace International’s climate policy work and led Greenpeace delegations at the UNFCCC COPs from 2007 to 2010. Wendel holds a Masters in Social Sciences from Catholic University of Leuven.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE


Head of Operations

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Lionel Dehalu

lionel /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4677   

Lionel Dehalu is responsible for HR and financial management of the organisation with a focus on analytical bookkeeping (WinBooks), financial reporting and budget development and the coordination between Finance, HR, Office & administrative management. Before joining CAN, he has worked for 6 years as Operations Manager for a Belgian NGO based in Brussels. Before that, he has worked as volunteer in Madagascar for 2 years for several NGOs active in the development sector. He holds a master in Management from the Free University of Brussels (Solvay Business School).

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Office Coordinator

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Maryan Herrera

maryan /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4670   

Maryan Herrera is responsible for provision of essential services and office infrastructure necessary for CAN Europe’s operations and event logistics. She deals with the logistics of our General Assemblies and staff retreats. Maryan previously worked for the ETUC as project officer and administrative assistant. She holds a Masters in project management and a degree on business development. 

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 Administration Coordinator

REINHILDE

Reinhilde Stinders

reinhilde /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4678   

Reinhilde Stinders is responsible for provision of essential services and office infrastructure necessary for CAN Europe’s operations and event logistics. She is the point person for any questions of a financial nature e.g. expense claims or reimbursements. Before joining CAN, she worked for 10 years with other environmental NGOs as office and HR manager. She also worked for various small companies and big multinationals (yes, even Exxon!).

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Fundraising and Network Outreach Coordinator

TomTom Boyle

tom /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4676   

Tom is the Fundraising and Network Outreach Coordinator, working between the Admin and Network teams to identify and secure avenues for organisational development, new funding, and network building. He has worked for a number of NGOs in the UK and Belgium and holds a research Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Manchester.

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COMMUNICATIONS


Head of Communications

ANIA

Ania Drążkiewicz

ania /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4675   

Ania Drążkiewicz oversees all aspects of external communications, develops and executes the annual communications strategy and manages the communications team. She is also responsible for managing external communications of our work on EU and international climate policies. Previously, she was working in communications within the environmental movement in Poland for more than four years. She also worked as a researcher within an international scholarship programme of the German Federal Environmental Foundation. Ania holds a Masters in Political Science from University of Warsaw.

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Communications Coordinator

NicolasNicolas Derobert

nicolas /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4673 

Nicolas Derobert is responsible for managing external communications of CAN Europe's work on fossil fuel subsidies and the EU budget, climate finance at EU and international level, energy policies and coal. Prior to joining CAN Europe, he worked as communications officer and campaigner within the social sector in France and in Brussels for more than ten years. Nicolas holds a Masters in international relations and non-governmental organisations from the Institute of political science of Grenoble, France.

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Communications Coordinator

GoksenVFGoksen Sahin

goksen /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0827 

Goksen Sahin works on communication on the EU 2030 targets. Previously, she worked for French Development Agency as Project and Communications Officer and TEMA Foundation as Climate Officer in Turkey. Besides, she has been active in the For Climate Campaign and Climate Network in Turkey and made radio shows on environmental problems at Open Radio (Acik Radyo) for almost 10 years. Goksen holds a Masters in organisational communication from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, France.

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Communications Coordinator for Southeast Europe

stevanStevan Vujasinović

stevan /at/ caneurope.org

+381 (0)63 390 218 

Stevan Vujasinović works on raising the public profile of energy and climate change issues to drive ambitious policy-making through media and stakeholder communications in Southeast Europe and support the region’s transition beyond coal. Prior to joining CAN Europe, Stevan led communications at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Serbia. He holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of London.

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NETWORK OUTREACH


Head of Network Outreach

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Eddy de Neef

eddy /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0827 

Eddy De Neef works on strengthening the CAN Europe network. In that capacity, he is the main contact point for General Assemblies and for Members in Central and Eastern European Countries. He has almost 30 years of experience, working for development or environmental NGOs like 11.11.11 and Greenpeace Belgium. He also worked on internal communication for the Flemish Green party. Eddy holds a diploma in Social Science from HIMCW College, Brussels.

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Fundraising and Network Outreach Coordinator

TomTom Boyle

tom /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4676 

Tom is the Fundraising and Network Outreach Coordinator, working between the Admin and Network teams to identify and secure avenues for organisational development, new funding, and network building. He has worked for a number of NGOs in the UK and Belgium and holds a research Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Manchester.

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Network Outreach Coordinator 

MATHIAS

Mathias Claeys Bouuaert

mathias /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0827   

Mathias is a Network Outreach Coordinator at CAN Europe. He joined the team in July 2014. He organizes the EU-China twinning programme and supports the network on EU climate and energy policy. Prior to joining CAN Europe, Mathias was a volunteer for the Belgian ‘Youth movement for Nature and Environment’ for over 10 years and a member of the Board of Administration of ‘Bond Beter Leefmilieu’ a Flemish umbrella organisa­tion and a CAN Europe member. Mathias holds a Masters in International Politics from Ghent University.

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POLICY


Coal Policy Coordinator

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Joanna Flisowska

joanna /at/ caneurope.org

Based in Katowice, Poland

Joanna Flisowska works on cooperation with NGOs from across Europe to create strategies for the coal phase out. Before joining CAN, she worked on climate and energy policies with special focus on the coal phase out at CEE Bankwatch Network and the Polish Green Network. Moreover, she has been involved in the work of Greenpeace for many years. Joanna holds a Masters degree in Law from University of Silesia.

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Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe

igorIgor Kalaba

igor /at/ caneurope.org

+32 470 60 40 58

Igor Kalaba works on preventing new coal development in the Western Balkans and Ukraine by focusing on the Energy Community Treaty and the EU accession processes. Prior to joining CAN Europe, he worked for Center for Environment/Friends of the Earth Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Energy and Climate Change Program Coordinator and volunteered in several organisations in his home country. He holds a Bachelors degree in Ecology and Environmental Protection from the University of Banja Luka.

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 Energy Savings Policy Coordinator

DORA

Theodora Petroula

dora /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4671

Theodora (Dora) Petroula works on energy efficiency and energy savings. Before joining CAN Europe, she worked for the WWF European Policy Office, where she followed the Energy Efficiency Directive negotiations. She has also worked as a policy researcher for the WWF Greece climate change campaign and for the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change (ETC/ACC) in the Netherlands. She holds a Masters in Energy Production and Management from Technical University of Athens.

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EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

KlausKlaus Röhrig

klaus /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0839 

Klaus Röhrig works on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and on fostering ambition in EU climate and energy policy. Prior to joining CAN Europe, Klaus was Research and Policy Officer at Green Budget Europe promoting environmental fiscal reform through the European Semester and advocating a more sustainable-oriented EU budget. He has worked with Greenpeace Germany and the Policy Department for Budgetary Affairs in the European Parliament. He holds a Masters in European Studies and has studied in Maastricht, Grenoble and Konstanz.

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 Climate Ambition Project Coordinator

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Zanna Vanrenterghem

zanna /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0839

As CAN's climate ambition project coordinator, Zanna dedicates her time to closing the gap between the EU's climate and energy targets for 2030 and the Paris Agreement goals. Previously, Zanna was the EU climate and energy policy officer. Before joining CAN Europe, Zanna worked with the UN in Vienna and Nairobi. She holds a Master in Environmental and European Law from the University of Ghent and has taken courses in environmental management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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Climate and Development Policy Coordinator

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Rachel Simon

rachel /at/ caneurope.org

Rachel pushes for ambitious and equitable climate finance for developing countries through the EU's external action funding streams and the UNFCCC process. Before joining CAN Europe Rachel worked in environmental consultancy and in local government on environmental and social policy in the UK. She has also researched and reported on environmental issues in Latin America. Outside work she has been an active environmental campaigner in the UK and now in Belgium. Rachel has an MSc in Environmental Policy from the University of Bristol and an MA from the University of Oxford.

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 Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator

Markus2Markus Trilling

markus /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4688

Markus became Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator at CAN Europe in autumn 2016. While aiming to bring national fossil fuel subsidies issues to the EU level, main objective of his advocacy, research, monitoring and coordination efforts is to shift EU public financing - in particular from the EU budget, the European Fund for Strategic Investments and the European Investment Bank - away from fossil fuels and thus towards catalyzing the transition to 100% renewable and fully energy efficient economies. In his previous occupation, since 2010, Markus was leading on the campaign on greening EU funds for CEE Bankwatch Network. Markus holds a diploma in Economics from the University of Augsburg (Germany) and a Master in European Studies from the Technical University Aachen (Germany), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and Université de Liège (Belgium).

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International Climate Policy Coordinator

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Ulriikka Aarnio

ulriikka /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4674 

Ulriikka Aarnio focuses on the international climate negotiations, manages CAN Europe’s representation at the UNFCCC sessions and coordinates our international work between negotiating sessions, focusing on putting pressure on EU positions. Within the international negotiations her focus is on mitigation, including climate science and impacts, and issues such as forests and f-gases. Previously she worked for several green MEPs in the European Parliament. Ulriikka holds a BA in Business Administration from University of Tampere, Finland.

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Energy Scenarios Policy Coordinator
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Jörg Mühlenhoff

joerg/at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4672

Jörg Mühlenhoff works on EU energy scenarios and energy infrastructure. He has 15 years of experience in working for associations and companies in the renewable energy sector in Germany and on the EU level. Prior to joining CAN Europe, he was advisor at the German Renewable Energies Agency and advocated for citizens’ access to renewables with BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. Jörg holds a Master in political science from the University of Münster. 

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 EU Energy Policy Coordinator

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Veerle Dossche

veerle /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4672 

Veerle Dossche works on renewable energy and energy governance. She has over 15 years of experience in working for NGOs such as WWF Belgium, Greenpeace Belgium and FERN. Before joining CAN Europe, she worked as energy and climate advisor for the deputy mayor of the city of Ghent. Veerle holds a diploma of Bioscience Engineering, land management and forestry (University of Ghent - Belgium) and also followed a Postgraduate course climate and energy (University of Antwerp).

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 Turkey Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

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Elif Gündüzyeli

elif /at/ caneurope.org

Based in Istanbul, Turkey

Elif Gündüzyeli coordinates CAN Europe’s work related to coal in Turkey, and works closely with CAN Europe's members and partners in Turkey on Turkish climate policies within the framework of EU-Turkey relations and international processes. She has both professional and voluntary experience in working for Turkish and Belgian NGOs, including at the Greenpeace Mediterranean Office, Vredesactie vzw and Action pour la paix asbl. She holds a Masters in Environmental Social Sciences from University of Kent.

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'Europe Beyond Coal' Campaign secretariat

 

CAN Europe strongly supports the phase out of coal by both hosting the ‘Europe Beyond Coal’ campaign secretariat and by integrating the coal debate in our regular policy work as well as by supporting our members and allies in Turkey and the Western Balkans through CAN Europe’s coal team.

 

Kathrin Gutmann, Campaign Director

kathrin /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Mahi Sideridou, Managing Director

Mahi /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Greg McNevin, Communications Director

Greg /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Elena Bixel, Campaign Researcher

Elena /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Felix Reitz, Energy Analyst

Felix /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Emilia Ochoa, Office and Web Administrator

Emilia /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Zala Primc, Campaigner 

Zala /at/ beyond-coal.eu