EU Policy Team

Pieter DE POUS

EU Policy Director
Pieter oversees and coordinates the EEB’s EU policy team. He has a masters degree in forest and conservation science from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. Before becoming EEB’s EU Policy Director he worked in the EEB’s EU policy team as a policy officer on biodiversity, water and agriculture. He has Dutch nationality and speaks Dutch, German and English.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 289 13 06


St├ęphane ARDITI

Policy Manager: Products & Waste
Stephane is responsible for Product and Waste policy. Before joining the EEB, Stephane worked as a Quality/Lean consultant for the industry in France and UK. He also collaborated to academic research programs on energy efficiency in building and evaluation of sustainable development policy. Stephane has educational background in philosophy and environmental management. Stephane is French and speaks English and French.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 289 10 97



Policy Officer: Waste 
Piotr holds a Masters degree in Geography specialised in Spatial Management and Regional Development. Before joining the EEB, he worked as a surveyor, then for the Polish Ministry of the Environment/Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Presidency), as an intern at Food&Water Europe, and most recently he worked in the field of development aid in Africa (climate smart agriculture). He is Polish and speaks Polish, English, French and German.

Tel: +32 (0) 2289 10 97



Policy Manager for Agriculture and Bioenergy
Faustine holds a masters degree in European Union law from the University of Lille, France and a masters degree of EU Politics from the Institute for Political Sciences in Strasbourg, France. Before joining the EEB she worked for the European Commission, in the Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development. She is a French native speaker, speaks English and some German.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 790 88 14


Justine Bichon

Justine Bichon

Intern, Agriculture 

Justine will help with EEB membership co-ordination and with a conference on the Common Agricultural Policy. She joins the EEB having finished a bachelors degree in literature and political science at the University of Poitiers. She has a strong interest in European affairs, especially environmental policy in her native France. She speaks French, English and some Spanish.

Margherita TOLOTTO

Agriculture Policy Officer
Margherita holds a Masters degree in European and International Law from the University of Trieste, Italy, and the University of Montpellier, France. She joined the EEB working as an intern on participatory rights and she then worked on the implementation of the Zero Mercury international campaign, participating also in the intergovernmental negotiations of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. She covers agriculture related issues, in particular the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) through a shared position between the EEB and CEEweb. Before joining the EEB, she worked in the Veneto Region representation office in Brussels, following environmental-related issues. She speaks Italian, English and French.
Tel: +32 2 274 10 89 


Senior Policy Officer: Air and Noise
Louise joined the EEB in 2009 and is now in charge of air quality and noise policies. Her academic background is in political sciences, having studied in Strasbourg and Berlin, and holds a Master in Environmental Law. She previously had roles in the European Commission’s DG Environment, in a Brussels-based consultancy and in the Franco German TV network ARTE. She speaks French, English and German.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 289 13 07



Policy Officer: Energy and Climate
Roland has a Masters in social and human ecology form the University of Klagenfurt, worked for the last 7 years on climate and energy policies as an analyst in the Austrian Federal Environmental Agency and as a policy officer and project manager for advocacy and member liaison in one of EEB’s Austrian Members, Umweltdachverband. While there he was an active member of the EEB’s energy working group.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 289 13 03



Technical Officer: Industrial Production
Aliki is working on pollution prevention and control of industrial activities, in particular the review of the environmental performance benchmarks (Best Available Techniques Reference Documents) for industry. Before joining the EEB, she worked for a Brussels-based European Federation in the area of waste management and environmental services, as an environmental auditor in Greece and at the European Commission's Executive Agency for SMEs. She holds an MSc in Environmental Technology and an MEng in Chemical Engineering. Aliki is Greek and speaks English and some French.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 790 88 19 

Project Coordinator: Zero Mercury Campaign
Elena co-founded the Zero Mercury Working Group - an international coalition of NGOs working on mercury in 2005, and has co-coordinated it ever since. She previously worked for the European Commission (DG ENV) and for consulting firms on environment policy and project management. She holds an Ptychio in Chemistry (Athens), an M.Sc. in Business Strategy and Environmental Management (UK) and an MBA (Belgium). She is Greek and speaks Greek, English and French.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 289 13 01


Leonardo MAZZA

Senior Policy Officer: Biodiversity, Water and Ecosystems 

Leonardo is responsible for biodiversity, water and ecosystems related issues within the EEB. He is an environmental economist by training, with a Masters in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the LSE and a double Masters degree in Sustainable Development and International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and the University of St Gallen (Switzerland). Prior to joining the EEB in 2014 he worked for 6 years as an environmental policy consultant, most recently at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), where he was Senior Policy Analyst within the Environmental Economics Programme. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Tel: +32 (0) 2 289 10 93



EU Ecolabel Coordinator
Blanca studied Environmental Sciences for her undergraduate degree and holds a Research Masters on Environmental Education and a Diploma on Environmental Management Systems. She has recently worked as Pollution Control Officer for ECOS and was previously the EU Ecolabel Coordinator in EEB and the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC) from 2007 till 2010. Before that she was a trainee at the EU Commission in the field of EMAS, worked in the Local Agenda 21 of Granada and was involved in cooperation projects in Mexico and Ukraine.
Tel: + 32 (0)2 289 13 02


Tatiana SANTOS

Senior Policy Officer: Chemicals & Nanotechnology
Tatiana graduated in Chemistry specialized in Environmental and food chemistry from the University of Cádiz (Spain), she also holds a master degree in both Environmental Impact Assessment and occupational health and safety. Previously she worked for the Spanish occupational institute ISTAS and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). She is Spanish and speaks Spanish, English and basic French.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 289 10 94


Christian SCHAIBLE

Policy Manager - Industrial Production
Christian joined the EEB in May 2008, then spent one year at the French member FNE in Paris before returning in October 2013. He is in charge of activities on industrial production, in particular the review of the environmental performance benchmarks (Best Available Techniques Reference Documents) for industry. He studied international law with a Masters specialisation in environmental law in Egypt, Norway and France. He previously worked for the German Federal Environmental Protection Agency, the European Commission's Renewable Energy DG and in a Brussels-based industry group working on the promotion of renewable energy sources. He holds German-French nationality and speaks English, basic Norwegian and some Arabic.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 289 10 90



Senior Policy Officer: Product Policy and Resource Conservation
Carsten is responsible for EU policies on sustainable consumption and production at the EEB. He advocates for the EU to match its rhetoric on resource efficiency and circular economy with ambitious measures in the areas of eco-design, labelling and the related fields of product policy. Before coming to Brussels, Carsten was deputy head of the department for environmental protection at the headquarters of German NGO NABU, where he worked  on climate change, energy policy and sustainable development. He also gained expertise as a consultant in facilitating stakeholder communications, public participation and conflict resolution. Carsten is German and speaks English and German as well as some Swedish and French.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 790 88 12


Guillermo GEA

Industrial Production Intern
Guillermo is working on the Water-Energy nexus, focusing on large combustion plants and coal mining, with Policy Manager for Industrial Production Christian Schaible. Previously, he worked for University of Azores in fresh water quality monitoring through bio indicators and in ecological research. He has studied environmental sciences at Universities of Murcia and Ghent. Originally from Murcia, Spain, he speaks Spanish, English, some Portuguese and French.






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