Cees Wittebrood – Member
Cees Wittebrood is the Head of different operational units at the DG for Humanitarian Assistance (ECHO) of the European Commission in Brussels. He started his career as Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Amsterdam Free University. He then took a policy-making position at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague before moving to Brussels to join the European Commission. He became Member of Cabinet of two European Commissioners, and was responsible for external relations, political cooperation, trade and enlargement.  He was also appointed Head of Unit for relations with the Caucasus and Central Asia at the DG for External relations before joining ECHO.
He holds Master’s degrees in political science, economics and social psychology from the Amsterdam Free University.  He is a Visiting Professor at the European Institute for Public Administration, a guest lecturer at academic Institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, the UK and the US. Namely, at Harvard Law School, Oklahoma State University and Cambridge.  He has published and spoken regularly on European Integration issues and wrote a Column "News from Brussels" for the European Movement.
Michiel Verweij – Secretary