Office team

The IFOAM EU Office actively manages the day-to-day operations and activities to represent organic interests in Europe.

It consists of the following internal units:


Eduardo Cuoco (IT)
+32 (0) 2 280 12 23
eduardo.cuoco [at]
 Deputy Director:
Eric Gall    
 Strategic Development Manager:
Monica Jacobs 

policy unit

Eric Gall (FR)
Deputy Director / Policy Manager
eric.gall [at]

Nicolas de la Vega (DE)
Policy Officer for Agriculture and CAP
nicolas.delavega [at]

Silvia Schmidt (IT)
Food Policy Officer [at]

Pauline Verrière (FR)
Policy Officer for GMOs, new genetic engineering techniques, patent and seeds
pauline.verriere [at]
Isabella Lang (AT)
Policy Analyst 
isabella.lang [at]

Barbara Barbosa (PT)
EVS* Volunteer 
barbara.barbosa [at] 


Joanna Wierzbicka (PL)
Project, Fundraising & Capacity Building Manager
joanna.wierzbicka [at]
Tereza Maarova (SK)
Project Coordinator SOLMACC 
tereza.maarova [at]
Jessica Vidales Ferro (CO)
Finance & Project Assistant
jessica.ferro [at]
Verena Mitschke (DE)
EVS* Volunteer  
verena.mitschke [at] 

Finance & Office operations Unit



Monica Sousa (PT)
Financial & Operations Manager
monica.sousa [at]

Jessica Vidales Ferro (CO)
Finance & Project Assistant
jessica.ferro [at]


Elena Zovi (BE)
Internal Operations & HR Assistant
elena.zovi [at]

Strategic Development UniT

Monica Jacobs (NL)
Strategic Development Manager
monica.jacobs [at]


Magdalena Wawrzonkowska (PL) 

Communications Manager

Eva Berckmans (BE) 
Communications Officer
eva.berckmans [at]

Andreea Popa (RO)
EVS* Volunteer
andreea.popa [at]


Asta Donielaite (LT)
Events Officer
asta.donielaite [at]
Ana Carolina Ferreira (PT)
EVS* Volunteer for event and membership
ana.ferreira [at]


Caterina Berardi (IT)
Internal Communications & Membership Development Officer
caterina.berardi [at]

regulation unit

Emanuele Busacca (IT)
Regulation Manager
emanuele.busacca [at]
Silvia Schmidt (IT)
Food Policy Officer [at]

research & Innovation unit


Bram Moeskops (BE)
Research & Innovation Manager 
TP Organics Senior Scientific Coordinator
bram.moeskops [at]

Yulia Barabanova (RU)
Senior Research & Strategy Officer
yulia.barabanova [at]

Alexandra Fuss (DE)
Project Coordinator LIVESEED
alexandra.fuss [at]

Kata Gócs (HU)
Research & Innovation Project Assistant
kata.gocs [at]

Maria Gernert (DE)
EVS* Volunteer
maria.gernert [at]



*The European Volunteer Service is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.


icy Manager