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The European voice for informal carers
Board of Directors

Sari Tervonen


Sari Tervonen is Executive Director of the Carers Finland that is an advocacy and support association for carers, cared ones and volunteering on informal/family caring. There are 69 member associations…

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Henk Nies

Vice President Research

Henk Nies (1955) is a member of the board of directors of Vilans. He is also professor by special appointment of Organization and policy of care at the Free University…

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Anita Vatland


Anita Vatland is Managing Director and co-founder of Pårørendealliansen, Norwegian alliance for informal Carers. The umbrella organization currently has 36 member organizations, representing about 750 000 members and/or employees. She has…

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Iveta Zdilova

Executive member

Graduated at vocational nursing school in 1993 as nurse practitioner. Gained master degree in nursing in 2015. Worked at nursing ward of care homes for children with mental disabilities and…

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Sebastian Fischer

Executive member

Sebastian Fischer works with three carer organisation in Europe. Chief Executive of VOCAL – Voice of Carers Across Lothian – – since 1994. VOCAL is a carer-led social enterprise…

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Elizabeth Hanson

Advisor to the Board

Elizabeth (Liz) Hanson is Scientific Leader of the Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga (Swedish National Family Care Competence Centre), a centre of excellence in the area of family (informal) care. She is…

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Andreas Hoff

Executive member

Andreas Hoff is Professor of Social Gerontology at Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences and director of the research institute “Gesundheit, Altern, Arbeit, Technik” (GAT) (English translation: “Health, Ageing, Labour, Technology”).…

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Georgia Casanova

Executive member

Georgia Casanova is a senior researcher at the Center for Socio-Economic Research on Aging of the IRCCS-INRCA (National Institute of Health and Science on Aging) in Ancona, Italy, where she…

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Emily Holzhausen

Advisor to the Board

Emily Holzhausen is the Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Carers UK, who she has been with since 1996, and is one of the country’s foremost experts on carers’…

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External Advisor

Christine Marking


Christine Marking is a Dutch clinical psychologist, with a specialisation in psycho-gerontology and social gerontology.  She has worked previously as a psychologist in a nursing home setting in Amsterdam, where…

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Svetlana Atanasova

Project Manager

Svetlana is a lawyer by training, specialized in EU Law, with a keen interest in human rights and social rights topics. She is familiar, theoretically and in practice, with the…

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Claire Champeix

Policy Officer

Claire has extensive experience in policy work, lobbying, research, and project coordination in the social field at local and European levels. Before joining Eurocarers in 2016, Claire worked with various…

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Olivier Jacqmain

Senior Communication Officer

Olivier is a creative content and communication specialist. He has been working as a communication consultant for NGO's for the last 4 years. Prior to that, Olivier has been active…

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Jevgenija Nekrilova

Administrative and Financial Officer

Jevgenija has worked in different administrative functions in Belgium since 2004 gaining extensive experience in finance and human resources management and general office administration. She holds a Master Degree in…

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Stecy Yghemonos


Stecy has extensive experience of business development, and project design and management, and has worked in the social and health fields for more than 13 years. He has played a…

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Last Updated on September 23, 2021

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