As a skilled analyst and researcher, I have designed and conducted various opinion and media research studies, also product, market and marketing research projects. My clients include private-sector organisations, NGOs, the European Central Bank, the European Environment Agency and several European Commission DGs for whom I conducted international perception studies. Furthermore, I was appointed as an Expert Evaluator by the European Commission on several occasions.
As a media and PR specialist, I conducted a series of public awareness campaigns for the European Commission and its agencies. My work for the European Commission has included coordinating the Belgian media relations work for the international anti-discrimination awareness programme of DG Employment and Social Affairs and support to media campaigns of DG Education and Culture and DG Health and Consumer Protection. For the European Central Bank I carried out a feasibility study.
Since 2007 I have been appointed Visiting Professor at the KaHoSL (Belgium) as a researcher for a benchmarking study on facilities management.
I hold a masters degree in International Relations from the faculty of political and social sciences at the University of Antwerp and took additional courses in intercultural management and international communication from the CIMIC institute. Next to my native Dutch, I also speak fluent English and French and good German.
Specialties:Communication Research - Social Research - Policy Research - Impact Assessment - Survey Research - Macro Economic Policy