Global Policies and Sustainability Team
- Patrizia HEIDEGGER
Director of Global Policies and Sustainability
Patrizia leads the EEB’s work on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), follows intergovernmental processes at the UN and OECD level, and supports projects on environmental democracy, EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies as well as environmental justice. She was previously Executive Director of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental, human and labour rights organisations. She speaks English, French, German, some Italian, Bengali and Hindi.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 274 10 82
- Richard FILCAK
Policy Officer Neighbourhood Policies
Richard works on projects targeting EU accession and Eastern Partnership countries. He studied environmental policy and sociology and has experience as international project coordinator, researcher, university lecturer, and trainer/facilitator. He is particularly interested in social, economic and environmental impacts of development in the transitional countries of the CEE region (within the framework of the EU policies and EU enlargement). He is Slovak and speaks Slovak, English, Czech and Russian.
Tel: + 32 (0) 2 274 1087
- Nick MEYNEN
Project OfficerNick mostly works in European Science in Society projects related to ecological economics and environmental justice (since 2011 on the EJOLT project: www.ejolt.org), combining research with communications. He also does the communications for the Global Policies and Sustainability unit. He has degrees in geography, conflict & development and journalism. Nick publishes in various media and has authored books on globalization in Nepal and on nature education. He is Belgian and speaks Dutch, French, English and some Nepali.
Tel: + 32 (0) 2 790 88 15
- Sonia GOICOECHEA
Project OfficerSonia works on the projects in the Global Policies and Sustainability unit. She is experienced with the organization of conferences and is a professional photographer. She worked for Friends of the Earth Europe in Brussels before heading to West Africa, where she worked 8 years with Oxfam. Upon her return, Sonia joined ANPED and has worked in the field of sustainability since 2012. She is Spanish and speaks Basque, Spanish, French, English and Dutch.
Tel: +32 (0) 2 790 88 15
- Eva IZQUIERDO
Global Policies Project OfficerEva is working on the policy processes of the Supply Chainge project . She studied two majors in Political Sciences. The first major in International Relations at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the second one in European Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.She worked for Greenpeace in Spain and Belgium in the Direct Dialogue unit. She organised seminars at the European level with the EEB and Ecologistas en Acción. She coordinated the UN ECO Bulletin during COP8 and was the communications officer for Euromontana during her internship there. She speaks English, French, Spanish and is currently studying Dutch.
Tel: + 32 (0) 2 2741088