ECRE employs 12 members of staff, along with 2 to 4 assistants, who provide invaluable support. All staff are based at the ECRE Secretariat in Brussels. See organisational structure.

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Catherine Woollard



Najoua Sbai

Adminstration and Finance Manager

Legal Support and Litigation

Julia Zelvenska

Head of Legal Support and Litigation

Sofia Bonatti

Senior Legal Officer

Stavros Papageorgopoulos

Senior Legal Officer

Francesca McClean

Legal Officer

Arne Vermeerbergen

Legal Assistant

Iryna Hnasevych

Senior Legal Officer


Josephine Liebl

Head of Advocacy

Eleonora Testi

Legal Officer

Reshad Jalali

Senior Policy Officer

Beg├╝m Dereli

Project Officer

Charlotte Labrosse

Legal Assistant

Eric Elong Ebolo

Advocacy Assistant

Chiara Catelli

Policy Officer (ECRE & PICUM) -EU Funding

Claire Rimmer

Policy Officer - Asylum in Europe

Viktoryia Vaitovich

Policy Officer


Villads Zahle

Head of Communication

Tamam Abusalama

Communications Officer

Manon Minassian Alaska

Communication and Advocacy Assistant