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Policy & projects

Wouter Boesman
Policy Director
English, French, Spanish, Dutch
+32 2 842 67 76
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Wouter has a 10-year experience working at local government level. He innovated decentralized cooperation practice, awareness raising actions and helped advance policy coherence (including procurement, food strategy, investment...) at the City of Ghent. He holds a Master in Latin American Studies (UNAM) and Political Sciences (UGent).

Durmish Guri
Projects Director
English, French, Greek, Albanian
+32 2 500 05 48
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Durmish is coordinating, implementing and monitoring CEMR projects. He holds a master degree in International Trade from the European Institute of Paris VIII. He has over 14 years of working experience in the field of projects preparation, management, coordination and training dedicated to the local authorities.

Marine Gaudron
Policy Officer
English, French, Japanese
+32 2 842 67 71
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After a master degree in International Relations and a first experience in the field of decentralised cooperation, working for French-Japanese partnerships at Cités Unies France (CUF), Marine joined PLATFORMA in April 2015.

Tiago Stichelmans
Policy Officer
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
+32 2 842 67 74
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Before joining PLATFORMA, Tiago was a policy and networking analyst at the European Network on Debt and Development. He previously worked for the European NGO Confederation for relief and development (CONCORD).

Boris Tonhauser
Senior Project Officer
English, French, Slovak, German, Czech
+32 2 500 05 39
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Boris is in charge of project coordination, with 15+ years of experience in the fields of local governance, international cooperation and statutory affairs. His background includes political science, international relations, law and sciences studied in Bratislava, London and Strasbourg.

Olivier Baumard
Project Officer
English, French, Polish, Russian
+32 2 842 67 77
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After graduating a Master in “Central & Eastern European politics & societies”, Olivier worked 5 years in European affairs in Brussels, among which 3 for the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR – Statutory affairs). He is now in charge of PLATFORMA internal governance and follows up projects, including Eastern Partnership activities.

Laia Vinyes Marcé
Project Support Officer
English, French, Spanish
+32 2 842 67 75
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Laia joined PLATFORMA in January 2016. She graduated with a Master degree in Development Cooperation Affairs at the Universite? Libre de Bruxelles after 6 months of fieldwork in Tunisia, working on transitional democracy and women’s political participation.

Adrien Licha
Exchange Support Officer
English, French, Spanish, Turkish
+32 2 842 67 73
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Adrien is in charge of supporting exchanges between partner organisations, creating learning opportunities and coordinating the network’s joint learning agendas. He joined PLATFORMA in August 2017 after 5 years of experience in Istanbul working for UCLG-MEWA to promote local governance and decentralised cooperation.

Communication

Hervé Devavry
Press & communication Officer
English, French, Polish
+ 32 2 842 67 70
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With an experience of eight years in EU bubble press rooms for various media (Le Parisien, EurActiv.com, Les Echos de Pologne, DeHavillandEU), Hervé joined PLATFORMA to put decentralized cooperation in the spotlight. He studied political sciences in Lille & Cracow and journalism in Paris.

Administration

Thierry Geimer
Accountant Assistant
English, French, Swahili
+32 2 265 09 31
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Thierry is in charge of the accounting aspect of PLATFORMA’s projects. After several years in the HORECA sector, he decided to face new stimulating challenges. He is half Belgian and Congolese and lived in Congo for 12 years before moving to Belgium.

Céline Bloch
Administrative Assistant
English, French, Spanish, Dutch
+32 2 265 09 30
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Céline has solid international experience. Before joining PLATFORMA, she worked in Canada and Argentina. She also lived in Australia and the United-Kingdom.
As a graduate in Tourism Management from the Haute Ecole Galilée (Brussels), she has a professional background in Tourism, Event and Admin.