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 Data Coordinator
Charlene Arsasemita
Project Manager
Madalina Ciobanu
Project Manager
Ingrid Cobben
Project Manager
Lucas Daniels
Multimedia Producer, Data Protection Officer
Kathryn Geels
Programme Director, Accelerator
Arne Grauls
Web and Data Lead
Nikki Huntjens
HR Manager
Eric Karstens
Funding Consultant
Biba Klomp
Project Manager
Petra Krischok
Project Manager
Josh Laporte
Media Development Lead
Bianca Lemmens
Projects Officer
Diana Lungu
Impact Lead
Paula Montañà Tor
Project Manager
Daniel Paone
Freelance Editorial Co-ordinator
Vera Penêda
Team Lead, Events & Training
Ivan Picart
Multimedia Manager
Ingrid Pisters
Finance Assistant
Elise Rochez
Grants Lead
Cristina Romero
Project Manager
Zlatina Siderova
Project Manager
Madolyn Smith
Freelance Data Editor
Adam Thomas
Marjan Tillmans
Project Manager
John van Havere
Chief Financial Officer
Linda Vecvagare
Community Editor
Stella Volkenand
Community co-ordinator
Ben Whitelaw
Engagement Lead


Charlie Beckett
Director of POLIS, the London School of Economics and Political Science
Ove Joanson
Chairman Swedish Publishers Association
Valia Kaimaki
Vice-chairwoman, Journalist - Greek National Radio Television
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