Team

Our team of permanent staff and seconded national experts brings together the expertise and experience needed to achieve the CoE’s objectives and help maximise the potential of European Civilian Crisis Management. 

National experts are seconded by their governments, i.e. CoE members. Should your country be interested in seconding staff to the CoE, please contact us here.

Permanent Staff

Dr Volker Jacoby

Founding Director
Volker is the Founding Director of the CoE. Before, he was Head of Training at Germany’s Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF). He looks back at more than 20 years of work experience in international cooperation.

Marie Wellmann

Special Assistant to the Director
Marie is the Special Assistant to the Director, supporting him in his daily duties, matters of operations and strategy as well as in organisational development and team coordination. Marie also works within the CoE’s operational portfolio.

Kathrin Czirr

Head of Administration
Kathrin is the Head of Administration at the CoE. She is experience in accounting, working with a managing board and a board of trustees as well company crises management.

Leila Pietiläinen

Administration Assistant
Leila is the Administration Assistant at CoE. In the last five years before Leila joined the CoE, she was working in refugee shelters in Berlin.

Stefanie Mavrakou

Junior Policy Officer for Civilian Crisis Management
Stefanie Mavrakou is currently on a short-term assignment and is thus not regularly checking her CoE email. During this period, she is also not reachable via the indicated phone numbers.

Daniela Dietmayr

Policy Officer for Knowledge Management
Daniela is Policy Officer for Knowledge Management at the CoE. She is responsible for knowledge management and internal workflows at the CoE. Before joining the CoE, she worked at the Federal Foreign Office.

Ariane Bonnier

Junior Policy Officer for Knowledge Management
Ariane is Junior Policy Officer for Knowledge Management at the CoE. Previously, Ariane was in charge of knowledge management processes at GESCOD, a French NGO working on international cooperation projects.

Susan Flynn

Junior Policy Officer for Knowledge Management
Susan is a Junior Policy Officer for Knowledge Management at the CoE. Before joining the CoE, she worked as a lawyer in Melbourne where she also worked with victims of crime and advised non-profits.

Franziska Žibert

Junior Policy Officer for Public Relations
Franziska is the Junior Policy Officer for Public Relations at the CoE. Franziska has a background in communications, PR and marketing and has worked for the editorial department at the University of Cologne.

Aishwarya Tripathi

Social Media and Communications Assistant
Aishwarya Tripathi is the Social Media and Communications Assistant at the CoE. Aishwarya is currently pursuing her Masters in International Affairs at the Hertie School.

Mary Walle

Event Manager
Mary is the Event Manager at the CoE. Her professional experience includes working for US NGO's in the areas of strategic development and policy change.

Seconded National Experts

Taina Järvinen

Seconded National Expert from Finland
Taina is a Seconded National Expert at the CoE. Her background is in International Relations and International Law and she holds a Master’s degree from the University of Helsinki.

Agostino Eramo

Seconded National Expert from Italy
Agostino, Officer of the Carabinieri Corp, demonstrates 36 years of operational and investigative experience, both at home and abroad.

Hanneke Brouwer

Seconded National Expert from The Netherlands
Hanneke is a Chief Superintendent with the National Police of the Netherlands where she has most recently worked as a senior strategic adviser on International Police Cooperation. She has 39 years of experience in policing in various positions, mainly in executive roles.

Lisa Buijsse

Seconded National Expert from Sweden
Lisa is a Seconded National Expert from Sweden at the CoE, with expertise within the area of secondment. Before joining the CoE, Lisa has worked as a human resources professional in both the private and public sector for about 10 years.

Tomas Meškauskas

Seconded National Expert from Lithuania
Tomas’ professional career spans over 30 years of service in the Lithuanian Public Prosecutor‘s Service. Additionally, Tomas has worked in several EU CSDP missions.

Karin Limdal

Seconded National Expert from Sweden
Karin's experience in civilian CSDP spans more than 15 years, both in EU CSDP missions and in the EU’s External Action Service (EEAS).  

Antti Häikiö

Seconded National Expert from Finland
Antti has 30 years of experience working in the areas of international and national security. He has worked for several civilian and military field missions.

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