Network members

NESET II is composed of experienced researchers around the world working on the social dimension of education and training. Network members provide scientific expertise and advice to the European Commission in relation to the equity and social aspects of all types and levels of education and training. The Network consists of 52 experts from 31 countries. Network experts prepare seminars for European Commission staff, participate in conferences and meetings and provide responses to ad hoc questions, as well as developing analytical reports and policy briefs.

Network members

Name Affiliation Geographical scope
of expertise
Social networks
Chiara Agostini

European Social Observatory (OSE)

  • EU-28
Aigul Alieva

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
José-Ignacio Antón

Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz

  • Chile
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Spain
  • Uruguay
Lukasz Arendt

University of Lodz, Department of Economic Policy

Institute of Labour and Social Studies, Department of Employment and Labour Market

  • Poland
Scientific coordinator
Dragana Avramov

Population and Social Policy Consultants (PSPC)

  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Finland
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • EU-28
Peter Beltram

Slovenian Institute for Adult Education (SIAE)

  • Slovenia
Alina Botezat

Romanian Academy

  • Germany
  • Romania
Emil Buzov

Veliko Tarnovo University, Step by Step Programme Foundation

  • Bulgaria
Carmel Cefai

University of Malta, Malta

  • Australia
  • Malta
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • EU-28
Panayiota Charalambous

European University of Cyprus, Kings College London and Open University of Cyprus

  • Cyprus
Trevor Clark

Independent consultant

  • India
  • Lithuania
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam
Pierre Courtioux

EDHEC Business School, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne

  • Australia
  • France
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
Maurice Crul

Free University of Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Turkey
Merike Darmody

Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI), Trinity College

  • Estonia
  • Ireland
Karin Doolan

University of Zadar

  • Croatia
  • EU-28
Monica Dowling

Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU), UCL Institute of Education, University of London

  • China
  • EU-28
Coordination team member
Paul Downes

St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Slovenia
  • United Kingdom
Coortination team member
Barry van Driel

Anne Frank House

 

  • Turkey
  • EU-28
Coortination team member
Rimantas Dumčius

PPMI

  • Lithuania
  • EU-28
Eben Friedman

Independent consultant

  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
Suzanne Gatt

University of Malta

  • Malta
  • EU-28
Francesca Gobbo

University of Turin

  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
Eric A. Hanushek

Hoover Institution Stanford University

  • EU-28
Noirin Hayes

Trinity College Dublin, Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER), Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

  • Ireland
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • EU-28
Ole Henckel

Aarhus University

  • Denmark
  • EU-28
Barbara Herzog-Punzenberger

Institute for Pedagogy and Psychology

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
Former scientific coordinator
Jana Huttova

The Interim Board, external consultant and advisor for OSF

  • Slovakia
  • EU-28
Mihai Iacob

Institute of Educational Science; Centrul pentru Educatie si Formare

  • Romania
Jennifer Kerzil

Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO), Angers, France

  • France
  • EU-28
Christian Christrup Kjeldsen

Aarhus University

  • Denmark
  • EU-28
Marta Korintus

Szociális és Gyermekvédelmi Főigazgatósát (General Directorate of Social Affairs and Child Protection)

  • EU-28
Georges Van Landeghem

KU Leuven, Centre for Educational Effectiveness and Evaluation

  • Belgium
Maelis Karlsson Lohmander

University of Gothenburg

 

  • Sweden
Octav Marcovici

Institute for the Quality of Life Research - Romanian Academy (ICCV)

  • Romania
  • EU-28
Thomas Moser

Buskerud and Vestfold University College

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • EU-28
David Natali

European Social Observatory (OSE)

  • Italy
  • EU-28
Ides Nicaise

HIVA (Research Institute for Work and Society), Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, Catholic University of Leuven

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • EU-28
Liesma Ose

Latvian Community Initiative Foundation

  • Denmark
  • Latvia
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Turkey
Coordination team member
Jan Peeters

Centre for Innovation in the Early Years

  • Belgium
  • EU-28
Milada Rabušicová

Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences

  • Czech Republic
Ellu Saar

Tallinn University, Institute for International and Social Studies

  • Estonia
  • EU-28
Jens Schneider

Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, University of Osnabrück

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • EU-28
Nima Sharmahd

VBJK (Center for Innovation in teh Early Years, Belgium

  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
Sofia Marques da Silva

Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE)

  • Portugal
  • EU-28
Gebhard Stein

Institute for Regional lnnovation and Social Research (IRIS)

  • Germany
Elena-Adriana Tomuletiu

Dimitrie Cantemir University, Department of Teacher Training

  • Romania
Svetla Toneva

Workers’ Education and Training College

  • Bulgaria
Ilze Trapenciere

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia

  • Estonia
  • Iceland
  • Latvia
  • Poland
Anna Hagen Tønder

Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research

  • Norway
Juraj Vantuch

Slovak National Observatory of VET

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
Rolf van der Velden

Maastricht University

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Netherlands
Raisa Venäläinen

Appraisal Consulting RV Ky, Edupoli

  • Albania
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
Guido Walraven

Dutch National Knowledge Centre for Mixed Schools
Inholland University of Applied Sciences
Walraven Onderzoek en Advies (Walraven Research and Consultancy)

  • Netherlands
Georgios K. Zarifis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Poland
  • Spain