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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)

 Finance Coordinator

Lionel Dehalu (more)

 Fundraising and Network Outreach Coordinator

Tom Boyle (more)

Communications

Communications Coordinator

Ania Drążkiewicz (more)

Communications Coordinator

Nicolas Derobert (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

Joanna Flisowska (more)

Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe

Dragana Mileusnić (more)

Energy Savings Policy Coordinator

Theodora Petroula (more)

EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

Klaus Röhrig (more)

EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

Caroline Westblom (more)

Climate Ambition Project Coordinator

Zanna Vanrenterghem (more)

 Policy and Advocacy Assistant

Rachel Simon (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)

'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


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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Finance Coordinator

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Lionel Dehalu

lionel /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4677   

Lionel Dehalu is responsible for the financial management of the organization with a focus on analytical bookkeeping, financial reporting and budget development. 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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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


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 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, climate finance at EU and international level, and coal. Previously, he was working as communications officer and campaigner within the social secor in France and in Brussels for more than ten years. Nicolas holds a Masters in international relations and non-governmental organizations from the Institute of political science of Grenoble, France.

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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

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 Officer 

MATHIAS

Mathias Claeys Bouuaert

mathias /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0827   

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

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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Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe

DRAGANA

Dragana Mileusnić

dragana /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4672

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 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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EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

CAROLINE

Caroline Westblom

caroline /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4674 

Caroline Westblom coordinates our policy work on non-ETS emissions (the so called Effort Sharing Regulation) and the Energy Union Governance. Before joining the EU Climate and Energy policy teams she managed 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. Caroline holds a Masters in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University

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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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Policy and Advocacy Assistant

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Rachel Simon

rachel /at/ caneurope.org

Rachel Simon provides policy and advocacy support for the Climate and Energy policy coordinators. She focuses on legislative developments in the Clean Energy Package, relating to renewables, energy efficiency and governance. Previously Rachel worked in local government and environmental consultancy in the UK and has reported on environmental issues in Latin America. She has been an active environmental campaigner. Rachel has a Masters in Environmental Policy from the University of Bristol.

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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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'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 the 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 Coordinator

Greg /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Elena Bixel, Campaign Researcher

Elena /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Felix Reitz, Energy Analyst

Felix /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Bianca Remer, Project Manager

Bianca /at/ beyond-coal.eu