Eric EVRARD (EEV), Managing Director
Administrative & Financial Team
Acquisition & Project Management Team
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Raphaël BEQUET (RBE), Monitoring Expert
Raphaël graduated in Bioengineering (ULB, Brussels, 2006). He pursued his academic career with doctoral research on sustainable forest management in Flanders at the University of Antwerp (2011).
From 2011 until 2015, he worked as a Project Engineer in site pollution investigation and remediation at ARCADIS Belgium.
Raphaël joined Prospect C&S in 2015 as a Monitoring Expert. He has been monitoring LIFE Climate Action and Environment projects in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. He mainly works on projects related to resource efficiency, circular economy, and energy efficiency. Raphaël also implements some LIFE coordination tasks for the LIFE regional teams of Prospect C&S and is the contact person for issues related to Key Performance Indicators of LIFE projects. He is an experienced speaker and has been involved in several kick-off meetings for new LIFE projects.
Raphaël is Belgian and speaks French, Dutch, and English.
Pavlos DOÏKOS (PDO), Environment Thematic Coordinator
Pavlos, a senior Environmental expert and Board Member in Prospect C&S, has been working in the environmental field for over 25 years. He holds a BSc degree in Environmental Science (Aegean University, Greece), a MSc degree in Environmental Engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and a MSc degree in Environmental Management and Policy (Lund University, Sweden).
Pavlos is primarily working in the fields of Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and SMEs/eco-innovation. Since 2013, he has been working as Environment Coordinator in the Coordination Team for LIFE projects.
Pavlos joined the Board of Prospect C&S in 2015.
Pavlos has the Greek Nationality and he speaks Greek, English and basic French.
Barbara EMMERICH (BEM), Contract Manager & LIFE Benelux Regional Coordinator
Barbara holds a European BSc in Biotechnology from a joint programme of Bonn (Germany) and Perugia (Italy) Universities (2004) and an MSc in Plant Sciences from the University College of Cork (Ireland, 2007), specialising in Crop Protection and Genetics. Her studies allowed her to experience working in various positions in laboratories all over Europe.
Barbara joined the Prospect C&S team in May 2015. She works as an assistant for the NEEMO Coordination Team in charge of the monitoring of LIFE projects and communication about the LIFE Programme. She coordinates administrative and contractual issues related to this project. In 2020, Barbara became Contract Manager. In 2021, Barbara took over the coordination of the LIFE Benelux Regional Team.
Barbara is German and speaks German, English, Dutch and French.
Eric EVRARD (EEV), Managing Director
Eric is a Bioengineer, holding a degree in agronomical engineering (ULB, Brussels, 1985). The topic of his MSc thesis was to study the use of plant physiology measures to reduce the use of water in irrigation in arid lands (Israel).
He has more than 30 years of experience and his fields of expertise are the co-ordination of multi-national teams, projects and programmes, the methodological aspects of monitoring and evaluation, and tendering and proposal writing.
Eric is the Managing Director of Prospect C&S that he co-founded in 1994.
Eric’s professional career started in Africa where, from 1986 until 1992, he was involved in relief and rural development projects in Chad, Mauritania, Tunisia and Guinea-Bissau. Back in Brussels, he joined the European Environment Agency Task Force within DG Environment, where he managed projects aiming to facilitate the membership of future Member States to the European Environment Agency as well as the extension of the CORINE programme in Central and Eastern European countries and other specific projects dealing with the use of remote sensing data for environmental purposes.
Since 2005, Eric has been the General Coordinator of the LIFE Team, which assists the European Commission (DG ENV, DG CLIMA and CINEA) in the follow-up of LIFE projects in the whole EU territory (https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/programmes/life_en) and dealing with many other activities such as communication, ex-post studies, thematic conferences, etc.
Eric is Belgian and speaks French and English, and as a good understanding of Spanish.
Jean-Paul HERREMANS (JPH), Board Administrator
After a master’s degree in Biology (ULB, Brussels, 1978), Jean Paul undertook a PhD in Botanical Sciences, Nature Conservation and Management (ULB, Brussels, 2003). He is also a Suitably Qualified Ecologist (SQE) for BREEAM assessments.
Jean-Paul worked at “Inter-Environnement Wallonie” as an expert on issues such as environment mainstreaming in rural development policy and environmental education. In 1989, he created the still dynamic Belgian environmental education network “Idée”. From 1990 until 1999 he was General Secretary at RNOB (“Réserves Naturelles et Ornithologiques de Belgique”), where, among other tasks, he started and coordinated acquisition programmes of land in Special Protection and Natura 2000 areas.
Jean-Paul started collaborating with Prospect C&S in 2000. Since then, he has provided his in-depth expertise in green spaces, landscapes and protected areas; biodiversity restoration and management; environmental impact assessment; Natura 2000; communication in environment and project monitoring and evaluation. He monitored LIFE Nature projects both in the Benelux and the France Regional Teams.
Since 2014, Jean-Paul has been one of the Administrators within the Board of Prospect C&S.
Jean-Paul is Belgian and speaks French, Dutch and English.
Gabrielle LE MENAHEZE, HR, Finance & Procurement Manager
Gabrielle holds a degree in Political Sciences and Public Administration (Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2013) and a master’s degree in International Relations specialized in Humanitarian Action (UCLouvain, Belgium, 2015). Her master thesis focused on the empowerment of women in peace processes. Her studies allowed her to develop sustainable skills from the point of view of humanitarian and development actors.
She joined the Prospect C&S team in March 2016. She s in charge of HR, Finance and Procurement Management. She also supports the NEEMO Coordination Team for LIFE projects on a part-time basis.
Gabrielle joined the Board of Prospect C&S in October 2022.
She is Belgian and speaks French, English, Spanish and Catalan.
Mara MENDES (MME), Climate Action Thematic Coordinator
Mara has been working in climate and environmental fields for over 20 years. She holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering (1996) and a MSc degree in Materials Science and Engineering (1998), both from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), and PhD degree in Urban Environmental Engineering from the University of Tokyo (Japan, 2003).
She joined Prospect C&S in December 2019, as Climate Action Coordinator within the NEEMO team in charge of the monitoring of LIFE projects.
She is primarily working with climate-related issues as well urban environment, energy, circular economy, and agriculture.
Mara is Brazilian and speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Chloé MITARD (CMI), Acquisition & Project Manager
Chloé has over 13 years of professional experience related to environment, natural resources, climate change, ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) and land use planning in different parts of the world. She holds a MSc in Hydrology and Hydrosystems, Watersheds and Environmental Management (2007) and MSc in International Cooperation Projects (2013).
Through her career, Chloé worked for consultancy companies managing and coordinating EU, World Bank, AfDB and other donors funded projects. She carried out several missions abroad, including studies in Niger on water access in urban, rural and agricultural contexts, in Vietnam on monsoons and land erosion, in Irak for urban management, and in Comoros, for a GCCA project on Resilience and Climate Change.
Chloé joined Prospect C&S in July 2022 and integrated the Acquisition and Project Management Team.
She is French and speaks French and English.
Pierre VAN DER VAEREN (PVV), Acquisition & Project Coordinator
Pierre is an Agronomical engineer (UCLouvain, Belgium, 1992), specialised in land use planning, with a PhD in sociology from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands (2000). He has a longstanding experience on the topics of rural development, territorial approach to development, economic development at community and regional levels, community natural resources management, land tenure and agrarian reform.
He has worked in project design, as well as implementation in Latin America, Africa and Belgium. Throughout numerous and diverse field experiences, he has developed extensive skills on negotiation and implementation of multi stakeholder’s strategy, and results-based approaches and tools, in line with projects objectives.
Pierre joined the Prospect C&S team in April 2020 and is leading the Acquisition and Project Management Team.
Pierre is Belgian and speaks French, English and Spanish.