Tel.: +32 2 761 10 82
Head of Department
David is a serial entrepreneur, consultant and innovator with 25
years professional experience in a variety of environments from
Cambridge-based IT start-ups to Silicon Valley-based innovation
consultancy to EU-funded project management. He has founded three
companies, incubated new businesses, commercialised technology and
consulted to both the public and private sectors. He has worked
extensively in the Europe, Middle East and India, in addition to
experience in North America, Africa and the Far East.
Working with EBN, David has advised the EU-funded SRTD and EJADA
projects in Jordan, supporting research, technology commercialisation,
innovation and establishing a network of innovation centres. Previously,
managed a software team in India for a UK start-up, ran the London BIC,
and worked at a major US innovation consultancy.
He has been at the forefront of many technologies including
interactive TV trials, online education services, early graphical user
interface design and worked with the first microcomputers.
David has a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Linguistic skills: English
Tel.: +32 2 761 10 84
Nathalie Marchand (Belgian) is graduated in Linguistics (French-English-Spanish) from the University of Brussels (ULB). She first joined EBN in 1992 where she worked as the Information Officer managing the EBN Newsletter and the updating of the website until June 2000. She then left EBN to work in the private sector and for the Euro Info Centre Network (now part of the EEN network) until December 2001 when she rejoined EBN. She is now responsible for the management of the EBN website, the EBN Newsletter and the production of EBN promotional material.
Linguistic skills: French, English, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese (basic), Italian (basic)
Tel.: +32 2 761 10 81
Vera Egreja Barracho
Network Development Manager
Vera Barracho (Portuguese) is a
post-graduate in International Studies with extensive experience in EU
funding & private sector support: access to finance, new markets,
vocational training and marketing. Vera has proven track of working with
the European Commission, having successfully managed and coordinated
collaborative projects of multicultural teams in multiple project
locations with budgets up to €2.5M. Vera's experience includes specific
work with EU-27 MS, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and more recently ECA
countries. Currently Vera also coordinates the Soft Landing Club and
the Make it Global project supporting female entrepreneurship.
Linguistic skills: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian & French
Tel.: +32 2 761 10 88
Marta (Spanish) is graduated in Journalism from the Complutense University in Madrid, she holds as well a master on International Politics from the University of Brussels (ULB) and a specialisation in corporate communication and event management form IHECS. She is currently studying social work at the UNED (Spanish Distance University). She first joined EBN in 2003 as assistant of the event manager and the communication manager until December 2004. She then left EBN to enlarge her experience in the communication field in different associations in Brussels. She has been dealing with internal and external communication, website management and event organization. She is now back to EBN to be the responsible for the organization of EBN events.
Linguistic skills : Spanish, French, English, German, Dutch
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Tel.: +32 2 761 10 85
Head of Department
Robert Sanders is English and a
graduate from Leicester University (French & Computing). He has
spent 15 years in the food industry in senior business development,
project management and marketing roles. Robert set up his own
consultancy business in 2002 and has worked on European projects for
public/private sector clients. He joined EBN in April 2006 to head up
the European Projects Department.
Linguistic Skills: English, French
Tel.: +32 2 761 10 94
Chiara joined the EBN team in April
2010. She has a Postgraduate Degree in International Relations, a Degree
in International Studies from the University of Florence (Italy) and an
Executive Master in European Studies from the Université Libre de
Bruxelles (ULB). In EBN, she assisted the Quality &
Technical Assistance Department for two years before joining the EU
projects team where she is now in charge of the following projects:
IntraSME, MIRRIS, Ed2.0work, StartUp EU.
Linguistic skills: Italian, English, French, Spanish.
Tel.: +32 2 761 10 89
Laura is a M.A. graduate from the University
of Trieste (Italy) in International and Diplomatic Relations. In 2011
she obtained a diploma in Cooperation and International Development at
ISPI (Institute for International Politics Studies) with a focus on
project management. She gained experience working in the Brussels
liaison office of ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New
Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, where she
supported both the policy officer in the area of interest of the office
(Energy, Environment, New Technologies and Research & Innovation)
and project managers for project proposals within EU FP7. Laura joined
EBN in May 2012 and is now involved in INTERREG, FP7 and CIP call for
proposals and call for tenders.
Linguistic skills: Italian, French, English.
Tel.: +32 2 761 10 86
Prior to joining EBN in September 2012, Margaret
(Irish) worked as the Research Forum Coordinator at the European
Foundation Centre in Brussels, where she was responsible for
facilitating the development of joint activities between
research-funding foundations and their stakeholders. Previously, as an
Information and Communication Officer at the Research Enquiries Service
of the European Commission she gained extensive experience of EU funding
programmes, in particular the Framework Programmes for research and
innovation. Margaret has a BA in Sociology and French from Trinity
College Dublin and an MSc in Sociology (Research) from the London School
Linguistic skills: English, French
Tel.: +32 2 761 10 96
Kristina joined EBN in November 2013. She is mainly responsible for the financial part of EBN projects. She is also involved in setting up the new management system for the EBN projects. In addition to that she manages project management components.
Previously, she worked as a Financial and Administrative officer at EURASHE, as a Trainee at EUCIS-LLL and at the Council of the European Union. She obtained experience in financial project management, organisation of events, communication and policy in the field of professional education and lifelong learning.
Kristina holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the Economic University of Bratislava, after which she moved to Paris and earned a Master’s degree in European Affairs at Sciences Po Paris.
Linguistic skills : Slovak, French, English
E- mail: claudia.silva(at)ebn.eu
Tel.: +32 2 761 10 86
Project Management & Communication Trainee
Cláudia Silva (Portuguese) has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Coimbra (2011) and an MA in European International Politics from Maastricht University (2012). Short experience in the private sector at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Portugal’s Central Region, participating in the Enterprise Europe Network programme. Former trainee at DG Enterprise and Industry (March-July 2013) in Unit D.2 SME Access to Markets.
Linguistic skills: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish