• 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
    Paul GeeraertsFINANCIAL DIRECTOR
    • 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
    Kadri SoovaDEPUTY DIRECTOR
    • 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
    Lilana KeithSENIOR ADVOCACY OFFICER
    • 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
    Alyna C. SmithADVOCACY OFFICER
    • 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
      • 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 Belgian 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

      • 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

        • Davide Mancini
          Davide ManciniMULTIMEDIA OFFICER
          • Digital storytelling and Social Media Strategy
          • Production of print and audio-visual materials

          Davide is PICUM’s staff member since 2018. He previously worked in journalism, digital innovation and communication related to humanitarian organizations. He holds a European MA in War and Conflict Journalism (Mundus Journalism), where he focused on media coverage of undocumented migrants, a BA in Communication Sciences, and a fellowship from City University of New York on Journalism Innovation.

          Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese

          Contact: davide.mancini@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

          • Irene Subiri
            Irene SubiriOFFICE MANAGER
            • 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

          • Roos-Marie van den Bogaard
              Roos-Marie van den BogaardJUNIOR ADVOCACY OFFICER
              • Detention
              • Return

              Roos-Marie joined in 2019 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

            • Bettina Guigui
              Bettina GuiguiCOMMUNICATIONS TRAINEE
              • Support with executing PICUM’s communications strategy
              • Support with event organisation

              Bettina joined PICUM’s traineeship program in September 2018. She previously worked in communications for cultural and media organizations. Bettina has an academic background in Social Sciences, Media and Communication.

              Languages: French, English as well as some Spanish and Portuguese.
              Contact: intern2@picum.org

            • Karin Åberg
                Karin ÅbergADVOCACY TRAINEE

                Karin joined PICUM’s traineeship program in March 2019. She previously worked with providing legal counselling to migrants and to civil society organisations. Karin holds an LL.M. in International Migration and Refugee Law as well as a Swedish Professional Law Degree.

                Languages: Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish and some French

                Contact: intern1@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.84

                 

              • Marina Kopacz
                  Marina KopaczLEGAL TRAINEE

                  Marina joined PICUM’s traineeship program in March 2019. She previously worked for human rights NGOs and international organization related to migration. Marina has an academic background in law and human rights.

                  Languages: English, Polish, French as well as some Greek.

                  Contact: intern3@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.87