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CAN Europe Staff

  

Director

Wendel Trio (more)

Administration and Finance

 HR and Office Coordinator

Cinda Ayachi (more)

 Finance Coordinator

Reinhilde Stinders (more)

 Fundraising and Network Outreach Coordinator 

Delphine Caisso (more)

Communications

Communications Coordinator

Ania Drążkiewicz (more)

Communications Officer

Caroline Westblom (more)

Network Outreach

Network Outreach Coordinator

Eddy de Neef (more)

Fundraising and Network Outreach Coordinator

Tom Boyle (more)

Network Outreach Officer

Mathias Claeys Bouuaert (more)

Network Outreach Officer 

Martin O’Brien (more)

Policy

Coal Policy Coordinator

Kathrin Gutmann (more)

Coal Policy Coordinator

Joanna Flisowska (more)

Coal Policy Officer

Elena Bixel (more)

Energy Analyst

Mak Dukan (more)

Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe

Dragana Mileusnić (more)

Energy Savings Policy Coordinator

Theodora Petroula (more)

EU Climate Policy Coordinator

Anja Kollmuss (more)

EU Climate and Energy Policy Officer

Zanna Vanrenterghem (more)

Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator

Maeve McLynn (more)

Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator

Markus Trilling (more)

International Climate Policy Coordinator

Ulriikka Aarnio (more)

Renewables Policy Coordinator

Jean-François Fauconnier (more)

Turkey Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

Elif Gündüzyeli (more)

  

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.

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Administration and Finance


HR and Office Coordinator

CINDA

Cinda Ayachi

cinda /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4670   

Cinda Ayachi is responsible for provision of essential services and infrastructure necessary for the organisation’s operations, specifically human resources and office management. She also deals with the logistics of our bi-annual General Assemblies. Cinda previously worked for two years as Office Manager at Friends of the Earth Europe. She holds a Masters in External Communication from the University of Louvain and a Masters in Human Resources from Ichec Brussels Management School.

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Finance Coordinator

REINHILDE

Reinhilde Stinders

reinhilde /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4678   

Reinhilde Stinders coordinates the financial management of the organization. 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

Tom Boyle

Tom /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4688   

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Communications


Communications Coordinator

ANIA

Ania Drążkiewicz

ania /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4675   

Ania Drążkiewicz is responsible for managing external communications of our work on EU climate and energy policies, especially the EU Emission Trading Scheme and policies related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. 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 Officer

CAROLINE

Caroline Westblom

caroline /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4673 

Caroline Westblom manages external communications of our work on fossil fuel subsidies and international climate policy. Before joining CAN Europe she was an active campaigner for 350.org working on starting up the Divestment Campaign in Sweden. She is also one of the co-founders of a Swedish youth environmental NGO called PUSH Sweden. Caroline holds a Masters in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University.

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Network Outreach


Network Outreach Coordinator

EDDY

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

Tom Boyle

Tom /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4688 

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Network Outreach Officer 

MATHIAS

Mathias Claeys Bouuaert

mathias /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4676   

Mathias is a Network Outreach Officer 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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Network Outreach Officer

MARTIN

Martin O’Brien

martin /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0827   

Martin O'Brien is a Network Outreach Officer at CAN Europe. He joined the team in March 2016. He works mainly on strengthening the network in its efforts to phase out fossil fuel subsidies. He previously worked for CAN Europe from 2013 to 2014 as Administrative and Network Assistant and Policy Assistant. He holds a Masters in Environmental Sciences and Management from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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Policy


 

Coal Policy Coordinator

KATHRIN

Kathrin Gutmann

kathrin /at/ caneurope.org

+49 30 678 1775-903

Based in Berlin, Germany

Kathrin Gutmann works on creating political opportunities to achieve a full phase-out of coal at national and EU level. Prior to CAN Europe, she was the Head of Climate Policy and Advocacy of the WWF International’s global climate program as well as a Project Manager with Climate Analytics and the European Climate Foundation. She has worked as a consultant for the German Environment Ministry, the Green Party in the German Bundestag and Greenpeace International. She has served on the Board of CAN International. Kathrin holds a Masters in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin.

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Coal Policy Coordinator

JOANNA

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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Coal Policy Officer

ELENA

Elena Bixel

elena /at/ caneurope.org

+49 30 678 1775-904

Based in Berlin, Germany

Elena Bixel is the Coal Policy Officer. Before joining CAN, she worked for Climate Alliance Germany. Both in her previous workplace and at CAN, she has been responsible for supporting network coordination in its efforts to achieve a full phase-out of coal at national as well as the EU level. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin.

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Energy Analyst

Mak Dukan

mak /at/ caneurope.org

Based in Berlin, Germany

Mak has been working for CAN Europe since November 2016 as an energy analyst, dealing with coal phase out in the European Union, Western Balkans and Turkey. His main tasks include managing the coal power plants database and assisting the coal phase-out campaign with analytical work on coal power plant vulnerability and emission related health impacts. Mak has previously worked on community energy for UNDP Croatia and in climate policy research for Joanneum Research in Austria. His academic background is in economics from University of Zagreb and environmental engineering (M.Sc & M.Eng) from Ritsumeikan University in Japan and Trier University in Germany. Besides this he also participated in non-degree study programs at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

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Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe

DRAGANA

Dragana Mileusnić

dragana /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4682

Dragana Mileusnić works on preventing new coal in the Western Balkans and Ukraine by focusing on the Energy Community Treaty and the EU accession processes. Prior to joining CAN Europe, she worked for the South East Europe office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Serbia as well as for the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Montenegro. She holds a Master’s in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.

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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 Policy Coordinator

ANJA

Anja Kollmuss

anja /at/ caneurope.org

+49 1 573 401 3307 (Germany)
+41 77 485 3667 (Switzerland)

Based in Berlin, Germany

Anja Kollmuss works on the Emissions Trading Scheme and the non-ETS reforms. Anja is an independent climate policy analyst and a research associate of the Stockholm Environment Institute. She supports NGOs with carbon market related policy analysis at the UN and EU levels and governments on developing their policy strategies related to carbon markets under the UNFCCC. Anja holds a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from Tufts University.

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ZANNAEU Climate and Energy Policy Officer

Zanna Vanrenterghem

zanna /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0839 

Zanna provides policy support for the Climate and Energy policy coordinators. She works on the revision of the Emissions Trading Scheme and on new legislative developments in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Before joining CAN Europe, Zanna was a project management intern with the Environment Department of the UN Industrial Development Organization in Vienna and Nairobi. Zanna 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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Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator

MAEVE

Maeve McLynn

maeve /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0950

Maeve McLynn coordinates CAN Europe’s work on fossil fuel subsidies in Europe and the G-20 and on climate finance and sustainable development. Previously, Maeve worked as a campaigns assistant at the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ). She has also been involved in voluntary campaigns with Irish development organization Trócaire and voluntary work on education and environmental research in the Palestinian territory. Maeve holds a Masters in International Studies and Development from the University of Limerick.

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Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator

Markus 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

ULRIIKKA

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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Renewables Policy Coordinator

JF

Jean-François Fauconnier

jean.francois /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4672   

Jean-François Fauconnier works on renewable energy, energy governance and infrastructure. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the environmental/energy fields. Before joining CAN Europe, he worked as a campaigner for Greenpeace Belgium and Greenpeace International, and served as an adviser for the Belgian (Walloon) Environment and Energy ministers. Jean-François holds a Masters in Business Administration from HEC Liège in Belgium and a Masters in Environmental Science from University of Liège.

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Turkey Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

ELIF

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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