Research Lab

Vocal Europe is a Brussels-based Think-Tank dedicated to research and communication on Europe and its neighbourhood: Iran, Israel, Russia, Turkey and Western Balkans. Through research, communication campaigns, and policy events, it aims not only to support but also challenge European decision-makers at all levels to make informed decisions based on analysis, and providing a platform for engaging partners, stakeholders and citizens in EU policy-making.

 

Honorary Chairman

Henri Malosse

Henri Malosse is a former president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and he is currently the honorary chairman of Vocal Europe.

Managing Director

Julien Hoez

Julien Hoez is the interim Managing Director of Vocal Europe.

Researcher

Irene Christodoulaki

Irene Christodoulaki is a researcher at Vocal Europe. Irene holds a master`s degree in European Law and Policy. She also has an MSc in Digital Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London. She has worked as a policy analyst and journalist for various research centres and NGOs in Greece, Cyprus and in the UK. Her main research interests are Turkey and the Middle East, EU politics, religion in international relations as well as the impact of social media in society.

Visiting Researcher

Astrid Viaud

Astrid Viaud holds a doctorate in political and social sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium). Her thesis analysed “The coercive action of the European Union with regard to sanctions in the international order: the cases of Iran, Syria, and Russia”. She is a visiting researcher at Vocal Europe working on EU-Iran relations.

Policy Analyst

Ebubekir ISIK

Ebubekir ISIK is a Policy Analyst at Vocal Europe. He works on EU Foreign Policy and EU Enlargement Politics.

Researcher

Stephanie Leysen

Stéphanie Leysen holds a LLM in International and European Law from the University of Antwerp and a Master's degree in Human Rights Law with International Conflict & Security from Kent University. She is passionate about human rights, migration and environmental issues and has worked on these topics at different international organisations. Stéphanie is fluent in Dutch, English and French.

Fundraising Associate

Sabri Ben Rommane

Sabri Ben Rommane holds a double MA degree in Global Politics and EUMED Relations from the University of Catania in Italy and the University of Liège in Belgium. He has work experience in project writing and management in the frame of EU and non-EU funded calls such as Erasmus+, EuropeAid, AMIF and AICS. He is fluent in Italian, English and French and has a good command of Arabic.

Visiting Fellow

Sasa Kulenovic

Saša Kulenović obtained his Master’s Degree in international Affairs at Johns Hopkins University SAIS in 2013 and subsequently developed a professional background in project management and political analysis. He is currently a visiting fellow at Vocal Europe.