Network members

Note: The website is currently being updated, thus the information about Network members and experts in the database is incomplete. You can access the up-to-date list of NESET members here.

NESET 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
Aigul Alieva

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
Scientific coordinator
Dragana Avramov

Population and Social Policy Consultants (PSPC)

  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Finland
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • EU-28
Alina Botezat

Romanian Academy

  • Germany
  • Romania
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
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
Coordination team member
Barry van Driel

Anne Frank House

 

  • Turkey
  • EU-28
Coordination team member
Rimantas Dumčius

PPMI

  • Lithuania
  • EU-28
Eben Friedman

Independent consultant

  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
Noirin Hayes

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

  • Ireland
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • 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
Jennifer Kerzil

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

  • France
  • EU-28
Christian Christrup Kjeldsen

Aarhus University

  • Denmark
  • EU-28
Maelis Karlsson Lohmander

University of Gothenburg

 

  • Sweden
Thomas Moser

Buskerud and Vestfold University College

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • 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
Coordination team member
Jan Peeters

Centre for Innovation in the Early Years

  • Belgium
  • EU-28
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
Ilze Trapenciere

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia

  • Estonia
  • Iceland
  • Latvia
  • Poland
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