The European Journalism Centre is an international non-profit, headquartered in The Netherlands, with an office in Brussels.

Our diverse team hails from twelve different countries and, between us, we speak around fifteen languages. We believe equality, generosity, curiosity, empathy, and emotional intelligence contribute to better communication and listening. This is the basis of growth and positive sustainable change in an industry that is being challenged in many ways.


Andrea Abellán
Freelance Coordinator
Lars Boering
Director European Journalism Centre
Lucas Daniels
Marketing Communications & IT Lead, Data Protection Officer
Kathryn Geels
Juliette Gerbais
Project Assistant
Arne Grauls
Data Portfolio Lead
Tara Kelly
Freelance Editor
Fleur Leijte
Project manager
Bianca Lemmens
Programme Lead knowledge & resources
Gaura Naithani
Project Manager
Vera Penêda
Director Programmes & impact
Ingrid Pisters
Finance Assistant
Ángela Pontes Rodriguez
Freelance Project Manager
Zlatina Siderova
Programme Lead Grants
Marjan Tillmans
Project Manager
John van Havere
Finance Director
Linda Vecvagare
Marketing and Communications Manager
Stella Volkenand
Marketing and Communications Manager


Ove Joanson
Chairman Media Conglomerate AB, former head of Swedish public broadcasting and founder of Swedish Publishers Association
Valia Kaimaki
Vice-chairwoman, Journalist - Assistant Professor, department of Digital Media and Communications, Ionian University, Greece
Andres Kuusk
Estonian Public Broadcasting, senior editor, Current Affairs
Vicent Partal
Chairman, Founder and Director of
Mercedes Riederer
Editor-in-chief, Politics and News, Bayerischer Rundfunk