Advisory boards

The ImPRovE Consortium is supported by two advisory boards:

  • The Civil Society Organisation (CSO) and Policy Advisory Board monitors the project’s progress in terms of policy and society relevance and ensures that policy relevant results are being disseminated.
  • The Scientific Advisory Board monitors the project’s progress in terms of scientific methodology and results.
  • Civil Society Organisation & Policy Advisory Board

    • Frank Vandenbroucke (former Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1994–1995), former Minister of Social Affairs and Pensions (1999-2003), former Minister for Work and Pensions (2003-2004), former Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister for Work, Education and Training (2004–2009) & Senator in Belgium Parliament & teaching position at KULEUVEN and University of Antwerp)
    • Jo Ritzen (former Dutch Minister of Education and Sciences & Minister of Welfare, Health, and Culture (1989-1994) & former Minister of Education, Culture, and Sciences (1994-1998) & President of Maastricht University)
    • Tassos Giannitsis (Professor at the University of Athens & former Greek Minister of Labour and Social Affairs)
    • Freek Spinnewijn (Director, FEANTSA)
    • Benedikt Vulsteke (European Migration Network; Belgian representative)
    • Robert Urbé (Caritas Luxembourg)
    • Sian Jones (Policy Coordinator, EAPN)
    • Philippe Pochet (General Director, European Trade Union Institute)
    • Lieve Fransen (Director for Social Policies, DG Employment – European Commission, tbc)
    • David Natali (European Social Observatory & University of Bologna-Forli)
  • Scientific Advisory Board

    • Sir Tony Atkinson (Nuffield College – University of Oxford & Fellow of the British Academy)
    • Andrea Brandolini (Banca d’Italia)
    • Michael Förster (Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs – OECD)
    • Juan-Luis Klein (CRISES – Université du Quebec à Montreal)
    • Jiři Večernik (Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
    • Chiara Saraceno (Social Science Research Centre – Berlin)
    • Duncan Gallie (Nuffield College – University of Oxford)
    • Richard Berthoud (Institute for Social and Economic Research – University of Essex)