• Michele LeVoy
    Michele LeVoyDIRECTOR
    • Strategic development, coordination and management of all PICUM work areas
    • External representation and main spokesperson

    Michele LeVoy joined PICUM in 2002 and became Director in 2006. She serves on several boards and advisory committees, including Social Platform; Global Coalition of Migration; Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development; and the Women in Migration Network. She holds a Bachelor degree in French and Justice and Peace Studies and a Master in Applied Sciences (Housing and Development Program).

    Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish as well as some Dutch and Italian

    Contact: michele.levoy@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.81


  • Paul Geeraerts
    • Finance and administration
    • Human Resources

    Paul Geeraerts joined PICUM in 2010. He previously worked in finance and administration for Avocats sans Frontières, the Planned Parenthood Federation and Warner-Lambert. He holds a degree in accounting and fiscal law.

    Languages: Dutch, French and English

    Contact: administration@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.81

  • Kadri Soova
    • Strategic development and planning
    • Communications, funding and membership policy
    • Internal management and recruitment procedures

    Kadri Soova joined PICUM in 2009. She has filled various roles in the organisation from Project Officer to Senior Advocacy Officer and in 2019 was appointed as Deputy Director. Her academic background is in law and human rights and she has previously worked as an Adviser to the Chancellor of Justice of Estonia.

    Languages: Estonian, English, Dutch as well as some French, Italian, Finnish and Russian.

    Contact: kadri.soova@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.86

  • Lilana Keith
    • Labour rights and labour migration

    Lilana joined PICUM in 2011. She has been involved in work to advance migrants’ rights since 2009, including through community development and funding. She has an academic background in international and European migration law and policy and anthropology.

    Languages: English, French

    Contact: lilana.keith@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.84

  • Alyna C. Smith
    • Access to health care
    • Access to justice
    • Legal strategies for advancing rights

    Alyna Smith joined PICUM in 2015. She is a licensed lawyer and has previously worked on matters related to migration. Alyna has an academic background in international law, bioethics, and the life sciences.

    Languages: English, French, Spanish

    Contact: alyna.smith@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210 1787  

  • Laetitia Van der Vennet
      Laetitia Van der VennetADVOCACY OFFICER [On Leave]
      • Undocumented children, families and youth
      Laetitia joined PICUM in 2019. She has worked on human rights and migration on the national and global level since 2010. Laetitia has degrees in psychology, anthropology and conflict and development studies and was a Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a Munk Fellow in Global Journalism at the University of Toronto, Canada.

      Languages: English, French, Dutch

      Contact: Laetitia.vandervennet@picum.org, +32 (0) 2 210.17.87


    • Marta Gionco
        Marta GioncoADVOCACY OFFICER
        • Detention, return and criminalization

        Marta joined PICUM in 2019. She previously worked on migration and access to social protection for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and on human rights defenders protection for the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT). She holds a Master in Laws and a MSc in Migration, Mobility and Development.

        Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian

        Contact: marta.gionco@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.84

      • Roos-Marie van den Bogaard
          Roos-Marie van den BogaardJUNIOR ADVOCACY OFFICER
          • Undocumented children, families and youth

          Roos-Marie joined in 2020 and previously worked for PICUM as a trainee. Prior to that she worked on issues relating to free movement rights as well as on alternatives to detention in the migration context. Roos-Marie has a Master degree in International Migration and Human Rights Law and a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences.

          Languages: Dutch, English as well as some French and Spanish

          Contact: roosmarie.vandenbogaard@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210 1786

        • Gianluca Cesaro
            Gianluca CesaroCOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
            • Strategic communications
            • Media relations
            • Website and social media editorial content

            Gianluca joined PICUM in 2019. He previously worked in campaigns and communications for Fair Trials, and other Brussels-based NGOs.

            Gianluca has an academic background in political and social sciences, including a Master Degree in Human Rights.

            Languages: Italian, English, French.

            Contact: gianluca.cesaro@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.83

          • Chloë Bouvier
              Chloë BouvierMULTIMEDIA OFFICER
              • Digital storytelling and Social Media Strategy
              • Production of print and audio-visual materials

              Chloë joined PICUM in June 2020 and has previously worked for PICUM as a trainee. She worked in the communications team for the European Development Days (EDD) 2019. She also has experiences in organising and promoting cultural events. Chloë holds a Master’s degree in Communication.

              Languages: English, French, and some Spanish.

              Contact: chloe.bouvier@picum.org, communications@picum.org +32 (0)2 210.17.83

            • Giacomo Manca
                Giacomo MancaPOLICY OFFICER – EU Funding for Inclusion
                • Assessing EU funding for inclusion of refugees and migrants.

                Giacomo Manca joined PICUM and ECRE in 2018, to work on migrants social inclusion through EU funding in a joint project with ECRE (the European Council of Refugees and Exiles). He previously worked in other NGOs as European Affairs Officer at the Salvation Army, Social Platform and Eurodiaconia. He has an academic background in International Relations and EU Affairs.

                Languages: Italian, French, English, Polish.

                Contact: gmanca@ecre.org, +32 2 212 08 16

              • Caterina Rodelli
                  Caterina RodelliOFFICE MANAGER [Maternity leave replacement]
                  • Administrative support including membership procedures
                  • Event organisation

                  Caterina joined PICUM in February 2020. She previously worked for NGOs advancing migrants’ rights in Greece and in Italy. Caterina holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree on Migration and Intra-Mediterranean Cooperation.

                  Languages: Italian, English, French, some Spanish and Moroccan Arabic

                  Contact: caterina.rodelli@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.81


                • Irene Subiri
                  Irene SubiriOFFICE MANAGER [On maternity leave]
                  • Administrative support including membership procedures
                  • Event organisation

                  Irene Subiri joined PICUM in July 2018. She previously worked in administration, projects and events management and also volunteered in marketing for some NGOs in Asia. Irene Subiri studied Business and Touristic Companies Management as well as Events Management.

                  Languages: Spanish and English
                  Contact: irene@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.81

                • Saskia Basa
                    Saskia BasaADVOCACY TRAINEE - Detention and Returns

                    Saskia joined PICUM in September 2020. She previously worked providing direct support to displaced people in Turkey, France and Spain and collaborated with a variety of civil society initiatives. She has an academic background in Fine Arts and International Studies, including a Master Degree in Migration Studies.

                    Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English and some Arabic, German, and Dutch.

                    Contact: intern1@picum.org; +32 (0)2210.17.83

                  • Abi Cardenas
                      Abi CardenasADVOCACY TRAINEE - Health, Justice and Labour

                      Abi joined in September 2020. She has studied Political Science and Social Research and has done some research and training on Race studies and Racialisation. Her volunteer work and activism has brought her to some European border contexts in Greece, France and Spain with migrants and refugees and also with racialised communities in Spain within the Anti-racist movement.

                      Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English and some French.

                      Contact: intern3@picum.org; +32 (0)2 210 17 87

                    • Robin Verrezen
                        Robin VerrezenCOMMUNICATIONS TRAINEE

                        Robin Verrezen joined PICUM as a trainee in September 2020. She has previous experience as an international conflict and human rights journalist and as a legal assistant for the Belgian Council of State and the Council for Alien Law Litigation. She has also coordinated several volunteer projects in Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, India and Senegal. Robin holds a Master’s degree in International and European law and a Master’s degree in Journalism.

                        Languages: Dutch, English, French and some German

                        Contact: intern2@picum.org