Team

Board Members

Eric EVRARD (EEV), Managing Director
Pavlos DOIKOS (PDO), Board Administrator
Jean-Paul HERREMANS (JPH), Board Administrator
Nicolas BLONDEL (NBL), Board Administrator

Daily Management

Eric EVRARD (EEV), Managing Director

Administrative & Financial Team

Barbara EMMERICH (BEM), Contract Manager
Julie FISCHER (JFI), Office & Finance Manager
Gabrielle LE MENAHEZE (GLM), HR & Finance Manager

Acquisition & Project Management Team

Pierre VAN DER VAEREN (PVV), Acquisition & Project Management Team Leader
Nicolas BLONDEL (NBL), Acquisition & Projet Manager
Christophe DE JAEGHER (CDJ), Acquisition & Projet Manager

LIFE Team

Pavlos DOÏKOS (PDO), Environment Thematic Coordinator
Ivona MALBASIC (IMA), Governance Thematic Coordinator
Mara MENDES (MME), Climate Action Thematic Coordinator
Raphaël BEQUET (RBE), Monitoring Expert
Kinnie DE BEULE (KDB), Monitoring Expert
Jean-Paul HERREMANS (JPH), Monitoring Expert
Laura LÄNSIPOHJA (LLA), Monitoring Expert
Darline VELGHE (DVE), Monitoring Expert

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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.

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Nicolas BLONDEL (NBL), Acquisition & Project Manager

Nicolas Blondel is a Forest engineer, graduated in 1998, from the Faculty of agricultural sciences of the Agronomical Faculty of Gembloux.

He has more than 25 years of professional experience in forestry, biodiversity protection, sustainable management of natural resources, integrated rural development and environment.

Among his prominent long-term assignments, he provided technical assistance in four national parks, two of them World Heritage Sites. Beside this, he has also undertaken to maintain forest resources and biodiversity outside protected areas in various bio-geographical and socio-economic contexts. Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change has become an important part of his expertise.

Nicolas joined the Prospect C&S team in July 2015. Since 2016, Nicolas has been one of the Administrators within the Board of Prospect C&S.

Nicolas is Belgian. He speaks French and English fluently and understands Dutch and Spanish.

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Kinnie DE BEULE (KDB), Monitoring Expert

Kinnie graduated in Bioengineering, with a specialisation in soil and water management (Ghent University, Belgium, 2007). Her master thesis focused on the adaptation of the SWAT-model, implementing temporal variability of land cover and crops into flow simulations for the Bíobío basin at El Centro de Ciencias Ambientales (EULA-CHILE, Chile).

Kinnie is skilled in the assessment of ecosystem services and nature-based solutions. She also has good understanding of Blue growth development.

She started working for INBO, the Flemish research and knowledge centre for nature and its sustainable management and use, where she improved the structure of databases and conducted research on heavy metals assessing their impact on nature and biodiversity. After that, she worked mainly as a project manager for an NGO specialised in reforestation and (social) climate issues in Flanders and the tropics, as well as a technical expert and consultant for the city of Ghent, where she advised on the water related aspects of environmental permits and building licences.

Kinnie joined Prospect C&S in 2015. She has been monitoring LIFE nature, environment and climate change adaptation projects in Belgium and the Netherlands. She has also contributed to the content, set-up and process of several climate change/biodiversity related workshops and brochures for the European Commission.

Kinnie is Belgian and speaks Dutch, English, French and Spanish.

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Christophe DE JAEGHER (CDJ), Acquisition & Project Manager

Christophe is an Agronomical engineer (UCLouvain, Belgium, 1984) with over 30 years professional experience.

He started his career working 10 years in Latin America, where he supported the implementation of several rural development and agro-forestry projects.

Back in Belgium, Christophe was responsible for the food and nutrition security programmes at AEDES (“Agence Européenne pour le Développement et la Santé”) for 14 years.

Christophe joined Prospect C&S in 2014 where he has been dealing with rural development, food and nutritional security and resilience projects.

Christophe is Belgian and speaks French, Spanish and English.

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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.

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Barbara EMMERICH (BEM), Contract Manager

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.

Barbara is German and speaks German, English, Dutch and French.

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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 EASME) in the follow-up of LIFE projects in the whole EU territory (https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/life) 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.

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Julie FISCHER (JFI), Office & Finance Manager

Julie is a Bioengineer, holding a degree in Chemistry and Bio-industries, with a specialisation in Environmental technology and pollution remediation (ULB, Brussels, 2009). Her master thesis focused on techniques for the bioremediation of hydrocarbon polluted soils.

Julie has over 10 years of professional experience. She started her career as a trainee in AGECO, participating in studies on remediation of contaminated soils.

Julie joined the Prospect C&S team in February 2012. She has been involved in operational backstopping activities, including follow-up and quality control of EU funded projects and their overall administrative and financial management. She is also responsible for the management of service providers and front-line IT support for the office.

Julie is Belgian and speaks French and English.

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Jean-Paul HERREMANS (JPH), Monitoring Expert

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 monitors 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.

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Gabrielle LE MENAHEZE, HR & Finance 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 and became HR & Finance Manager in 2020. She also supports the NEEMO Coordination Team for LIFE projects on a part-time basis.

Gabrielle is Belgian and speaks French, English, Spanish and Catalan.

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Laura LÄNSIPOHJA (LLA), Monitoring Expert

Laura graduated in Bioengineering (ULB, Brussels, 2008). She is specialised in tropical and subtropical agriculture, environment and climate change.

Laura worked for more than 8 years in Belgium and West Africa, in the field of agriculture and climate change adaptation. She then returned to Belgium and worked in circular economy.

Laura joined Prospect C&S in November 2019 as Monitoring expert, in charge of LIFE environment and climate change projects in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Laura is Belgian and speaks French, English and Dutch.

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Ivona MALBASIC (IMA), Governance Thematic Coordinator

Ivona has a 20-year experience working in environmental governance issues at various organisations ranging from civil society, research centres to private consultancies. She holds an MPhil. degree (with distinction) in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary).

Throughout her career, Ivona worked in international organisations, managed complex projects and multi-cultural teams. She authored various training materials such as watch-dogging of environmental civil society organizations in the Western Balkans. She contributed to studies on environmental justice in Central and Eastern Europe and wrote on Eco-innovation in Croatia for the Eco-Innovation Observatory.

From 2004 to 2012, Ivona worked at Central European University in Budapest, where she gained excellent analytical and management skills. She was part of the team that established quality assurance and research evaluation at the university and coordinated research projects at the Centre for Policy Studies. Ivona is well versed in both quantitative and qualitative methods and she edited academic and non-academic publications.

Ivona joined Prospect C&S in January 2015 as LIFE NGO Grants & Good Governance Coordinator within the NEEMO team in charge of the monitoring of LIFE projects. She is coordinating NEEMO monitoring of NGO operating grants, Capacity Building Projects, European Solidarity Corps projects and activities related to KPIs of the LIFE Programme.

Ivona is a native Croatian and speaks English, French and basic Hungarian.

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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.

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Pierre VAN DER VAEREN (PVV), Acquisition & Project Management Team Leader

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.

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Darline VELGHE (DVE), Monitoring Expert

Darline holds a master’s degree in Bioengineering (Ghent University, 2007) and has 13 years of experience in nature and biodiversity, including forest management, sustainable development, nature restoration, nature policy and stakeholder involvement. In addition, she has strong experience in team coordination, project monitoring and facilitation.

Darline joined Prospect C&S in 2010. Since then, she has been involved in many projects related to Natura 2000 implementation, and sustainable development in Europe. She has also been working as a LIFE Monitoring Expert in the areas of nature conservation, forest, and climate change adaptation.

Darline is now the Nature and Biodiversity Coordinator within the NEEMO team in charge of the monitoring of LIFE projects.

Darline is Belgian and speaks Dutch, English and French.

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