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

Olivia Saxer (more)

Finance and Logistics Coordinator

Maria Radikov (more)

Communications

Head of Communications

Nicolas Derobert (more)

 Communications Coordinator

Goksen Sahin (more)

 Communications Coordinator

Cristina Dascălu (more)

Communications Coordinator for Southeast Europe

Stevan Vujasinović (more)

Network Development

Head of Network Development

Tom Boyle (more)

Network Development Coordinator

Seda Orhan (more)

Fundraising and Network Development Coordinator

Olivia Saxer (more)

Network Development Coordinator

Mathias Claeys Bouuaert (more)

 Network Development Coordinator (Central Eastern Europe)

Kasia Ugryn (more)

Policy

Senior Coal Policy Coordinator (Coal Team Caretaker)

Elif Gündüzyeli (more)

Coal Policy Officer

Magdalena Klarenbach (more

Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe

Viktor Berishaj (more)

Energy Savings Policy Coordinator (Energy Team Caretaker) 

Theodora Petroula (more)

EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator (Climate Team Caretaker)

Klaus Röhrig (more)

 EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator

Harriet Mackaill-Hill (more)

 Climate and Development Policy Coordinator

Rachel Simon (more)

Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator (Climate Finance Team Caretaker)

Markus Trilling (more)

International Climate Policy Coordinator (International Team Caretaker)

Ulriikka Aarnio (more)

EU Energy Policy Coordinator

Veerle Dossche (more)

Energy Scenarios Coordinator

Jörg Mühlenhoff (more)

Policy Coordinator for Turkey 

Özlem Katısöz (more)

Turkey Policy Officer

Elif Cansu (more

 Climate and Industry Policy Coordinator

Doreen Fedrigo (more)

 EU Gas Policy Coordinator

Esther Bollendorf (more)

Trade and Climate Project Manager

Cornelia Maarfield (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 Development Coordinator

oliviaOlivia Saxer

olivia /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4676   

Olivia is the Fundraising and Network Development Coordinator, working on identifying and securing avenues for organisational development, new funding, and network building. Prior to joining CAN Europe, she was the president of CliMates, a youth-led organisation on climate change. She has also worked on various topics, such as the climate and health nexus, as well as urban and energy transitions. Olivia holds a Masters in environmental policy from Sciences Po Paris, France.

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Finance and Logistics Coordinator

Maria Radikov

maria /at/ caneurope.org

Maria Radikov works on financial reporting and consolidation to donors and supports the implementation of financial and administrative contractual requirements for CAN Europe and its members. She also assists the Secretariat in event management and office administration. Maria holds a MSc degree in Economics from the University of Leuven. Previously, she worked as a B2B account manager for KBC Brussels.

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COMMUNICATIONS


Head of Communications

NicolasNicolas Derobert

nicolas /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4673 

Nicolas Derobert is responsible for managing the overall external communications strategy of CAN Europe. 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

Cristina Dascălu

cristina /at/ caneurope.org

+32 465 40 80 54 

Cristina Dascălu works on energy issues, covering renewables, energy efficiency, gas, and energy infrastructure. Prior to joining CAN Europe, she worked as a communications coordinator for several NGOs in the energy sector and social affairs as well as a journalist for different Romanian and Belgian media. Cristina holds two Masters in Communications and Political Sciences from Université Catholique de Louvain.

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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 DEVELOPMENT


Network Development Coordinator

Seda

Seda Orhan

seda /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0827 

Seda works on strengthening the CAN Europe network and is the main contact point for the General Assemblies. Prior to joining CAN Europe, Seda worked with a number of environmental NGOs for more than ten years and lately she was the partnership manager at Pesticide Action Network Europe responsible for network coordination and communications. She holds a Masters in Human Rights as well as in Development Studies. 

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Head of Network Development

Tom 1Tom Boyle

tom /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2894 4676 

Tom is responsible for the Network Development team and for strategy development and implementation of initiatives to strengthen the Network. He is responsible for building better links between fundraising, capacity building, and policy development. He has worked for a number of NGOs in the UK and Belgium and holds a Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Manchester.

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Network Development Coordinator 

MATHIAS

Mathias Claeys Bouuaert

mathias /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0827   

Mathias is a Network Development 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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Fundraising and Network Development Coordinator

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Olivia Saxer

olivia /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0827   

Olivia is the Fundraising and Network Development Coordinator, working on identifying and securing avenues for organisational development, new funding, and network building. Prior to joining CAN Europe, she was the president of CliMates, a youth-led organisation on climate change. She has also worked on various topics, such as the climate and health nexus, as well as urban and energy transitions. Olivia holds a Masters in environmental policy from Sciences Po Paris, France.

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Network Development Coordinator (Central Eastern Europe)

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Kasia Ugryn

kasia /at/ caneurope.org

+48 604 470 158  

Kasia is a Network Development Coordinator focusing on the network development in Central and Eastern Europe. She joined the team in May 2019 and she also works on network outreach for the EU budget and coal issues. Prior to that she was responsible for the Energy and Climate Program in the Warsaw office of the German foundation, Heinrich Böll Stiftung. She focused at this foundation on progressive energy and climate policies on the local level, as well as supporting exchange between stakeholders from Poland, Germany and EU on the European energy transition. Kasia holds a Masters in Sociology from Warsaw University.

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POLICY


Senior Coal Policy Coordinator
(Coal Team Caretaker)

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Elif Gündüzyeli

elif /at/ caneurope.org

Elif Gündüzyeli works on cooperation with NGOs from across Europe to create strategies for the coal phase out. 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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Coal Policy Officer

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Magdalena Klarenbach  

klara /at/ caneurope.org

Based in Krakow, Poland

Magdalena Klarenbach (Klara) gathers intelligence and follows EU policy and coal energy sector developments as well the positions of EU member states, carries out research work and supports the Senior Coal Policy Coordinator in advocacy and outreach. Before joining CAN Europe Klara worked for Alliance of Associations Polish Green Network. Klara has a diploma in economics and sociology and is a Ph.D. candidate focusing on climate change.

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Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe

ViktorViktor Berishaj 

viktor /at/ caneurope.org

+32 470 60 40 58

Viktor Berishaj works on preventing new coal development in the Western Balkans by focusing on the Energy Community Treaty and the EU accession processes. Prior to joining CAN Europe, he worked for KOSID, Balkan Investigative Research Network (BIRN) and Balkan Green Foundation on energy and climate change issues in Kosovo and the Western Balkans. Viktor is a Master of Science candidate at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (back to top)

 Energy Savings Policy Coordinator
(Energy Team Caretaker)

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
(Climate Team Caretaker)

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

Harriet

Harriet Mackaill-Hill

harriet /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0839

Harriet Mackaill-Hill works on increasing EU's ambition and industrial decarbonisation. Before joining CAN Europe Harriet spent time with Greenpeace EU in their environmental litigation department and with the European Network for Rural Development. She holds a Masters in European Law from the University of Toulouse, an LLM in Competition Law and Arbitration from the University of Dundee and a Bachelor degree in Human Rights from the University of Buenos Aires.

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Climate and Development Policy Coordinator

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Rachel Simon

rachel /at/ caneurope.org

+32 2893 0950

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
(Climate Finance Team Caretaker)

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
(International Team Caretaker)

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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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 Policy Coordinator for Turkey

 

Özlem Katısöz

ozlem /at/ caneurope.org

Based in Istanbul, Turkey

Özlem Katısöz 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. 

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 Turkey Policy Officer

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Elif Cansu

cansu /at/ caneurope.org

Based in Istanbul, Turkey

Cansu is CAN Europe's Turkey Policy Officer. Cansu has professional and voluntary experience in our partner organisation such us Greenpeace Turkey and the Earth Association.

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Climate and Industry Policy Coordinator

Doreen Fedrigo

doreen /at/ caneurope.org

 

Doreen Fedrigo works on industrial strategy and related topics such as industrial decarbonisation, energy-intensive industries, ETS and the circular economy. She has almost 30 years of NGO experience at national (UK) and EU levels, working on issues ranging from waste, recycling and natural resources, to sustainable production and consumption, chemicals and bio-based materials and products. She studied Ecology and Conservation at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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EU Gas Policy Coordinator

Esther Bollendorff

esther /at/ caneurope.org

+32 484 564 680 

Esther works on EU gas policy and covers energy infrastructure (PCI - Projects of Common Interest), Trans European Energy Networks (TEN E), sector integration, methane etc. With more than 15 years experience on EU climate and energy policies from very different perspectives including NGOs, institutions (Ministry of Environment, the European Parliament) or with a Brussels based energy cooperative, she is able to take a bird's-eye view on EU energy transition policies. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Science (Paris, Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle).

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Trade and Climate Project Manager

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Cornelia Maarfield

cornelia /at/ caneurope.org

+49 170 8765 271

Cornelia works on the interlinkages and contradictions of EU trade, investment and climate policies, in particular the Energy Charter Treaty, ISDS in general and the EU-Mercosur trade agreement. She has been campaigning for a fair and sustainable trade system for over 15 years, for example as the Campaign Manager of the Stop TTIP and CETA Citizens' Initiative that collected over 3 million signatures. Holding an MSc in International Development (University of Bath) and an MA in TV Documentary Production (University of Salford), Cornelia enjoys making complex political issues relevant to a wider audience.

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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.

The Europe Beyond Coal campaign secretariat consists of:

Mahi Sideridou, Managing Director

Mahi /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Kathrin Gutmann, Campaign Director

kathrin /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Greg McNevin, Communications Director

Greg /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Alastair Clewer, Communications Officer

Alastair /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Emilia Ochoa, Office and Web Administrator

Emilia /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Duygu Kutluay, Campaigner

Duygu /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Zala Primc, Campaigner

Zala /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Elena Bixel, Campaigner

Elena /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Felix Reitz, Energy Analyst

Felix /at/ beyond-coal.eu

Suzanne Schenk, Network and Finance Coordinator

Suzanne /at/ beyond-coal.eu