Filippo is Euclid Network's Executive Director and can be contacted about partnerships, projects, governance, Euclid Network (EN) and Europe. He has a Philosophy Degree from the University of Bologna, a master's degree in third sector organisation management at the University of Urbino and in Strategic Management for Leaders of NGOs from Harvard University.
Prior to working at EN, Filippo was Head of the International Programme at ACEVO, this followed his work as Project Manager at Art for the World in Switzerland (1998 - 2001) and the founding of GlobaLab in 2001 He is a regular commentator in VITA, the well-regarded Italian magazine for the third sector.
Luisa De Amicis
Luisa is the Programme and Policy Manager at Euclid Network and is in charge of many of our main projects, including civil society development projects in the Western Balkans and Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. She graduated in Economics at Bocconi University and has extensive experience ranging from working at a management consultancy to working at UNIDO, the Council of the European Union and the Danish Embassy in Milan.
Luisa is also responsible for our Funding Helpdesk, EN's projects, fundraising, civil society in the Western Balkans and European policy.
Elise has been working in CONCORD for the last 2 years as Policy Coordinator on European funding. Before CONCORD, she has worked several years in Africa managing development programmes (in Niger for the United Nations and in Burundi for a Belgian NGOs). Elise has also worked in Belgium in the European Commission (DG EuropeAid) as well as in several NGOs headquarters.
CONCORD is the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development. Its 26 national associations and 18 international networks represent 1,800 NGOs which are supported by millions of citizens across Europe. CONCORD leads reflection and political actions and regularly engages in dialogue with the EU institutions and other CSOs.
Michel Stravaux is a Councillor of the Confederation of European Senior Expert Services (CESES), an international not-for-profit association that offers professional, voluntary, short-term assistance and advice to enterprises and institutions.
In 2011, Michel Stavaux found Michel Stavaux Consultants, a research service firm that is specialising in offering NGOs and public institutions political and legal analysis and information.
Maurice Claassens works as organization development coordinator for SOLIDAR in Brussels.
As organization development coordinator he specializes in the capacity building of a European Network Organization of more than 50 member organizations from the European Union. This includes the development and implementation of (funding) lobby strategies, explore new policy fields, establish new networks and develop initiatives that enhance the working of the Brussels based secretariat and the member organizations on Member State level.
Since 2004 Thomas Heckeberg is the Permanent Representative of European Network for Education and Training - EUNET. He was program leader and head of administration at European Academy Bavaria, director of political education at European Academy Otzenhausen and deputy director of the European Academy of North Rhine-Westphalia.
He has designed, organized and led more than a hundred study tours since 1992 and ten study abroad programmes for Texas A&M University since 2001. His specialty includes teacher education, political education and cross-cultural education.
Paul has over 30 years of senior level experience in large multi-national organisations and small companies. He is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with PwC and has an MBA (Distinction) from Warwick.
From 2004 Paul spent 2 years part-time managing the finances of an NGO, which lead to him undertaking a project for a group of NGOs on the EU Financial Regulation. The resultant report "Striking a Balance" was very well received, but lead to little change in the 2007 FR revisions. However, it appears to have started a thought process, that combined with events, is now leading to significant change in attitudes within the Commission and changes to the FR now. Paul continues to be involved in the efforts to initiate change to the FR.