EU team

Our mission

We give your scientific excellence European relevance 

by helping you uncover and maximise the potential of your research for the global society, economy and environment.

  • Are you interested to collaborate with Ghent University in European or international research and innovation funding?
  • Would you like to apply for EU funding with Ghent University as your Host Institution? 

Contact us at EU-team@UGent.be 

Team structure

The EU team consists of three subteams, called People, Planet and Prosperity, each dealing with a number of proposals and projects in different research fields. 

Each team has staff members with different roles to help with all aspects of the project.

Subteam People

Project Advisor

Pieter-Jan Hutsebaut / Ilona Stoffels

Call modalities, eligibility criteria, budgeting, support with starting up projects

Administrative support

Griet Van Hyfte

Logistic and administrative support 

EU-accountmanagers

Project scoping, partnering and proposal development

Evi Lippens

  • Horizon Europe Cluster 1 Health

Tobias Hermans

  • Horizon Europe Cluster 2 Culture Creativity and Inclusive Society
  • Horizon Europe Cluster 3 Civil security for Society

Innovation Officers

Project scoping, partnering and proposal development

Frederik Vandecasteele

  • European Innovation Countil (EIC) - Health Sciences / Social Sciences and Humanities
  • European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) - EIT Health

EU-projectmanagers

Project management of Horizon Europe Coordinator projects

Saskia Vanden Broeck

Financial Advisors

Support and advice for financial reports and audits

Tessa Quaedvlieg: for Horizon Europe projects

Karel Vercamst: for other EU and international financed projects

Sara Van der Gucht: for EIT projects

Subteam Planet

Project Advisor

Lieve Huys

Call modalities, eligibility criteria, budgeting, support with starting up projects

Administrative support

Naomi Wauters

Logistic and administrative support 

EU-accountmanagers

Project scoping, partnering and proposal development

Sylvia Burssens

  • Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Food, Natural Resources, Agriculture

Sylvia Gildemyn

  • Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Bioeconomy, Environment

Innovation Officers

Project scoping, partnering and proposal development

Frederik Vandecasteele

  • European Innovation Countil (EIC) - BioSciences 

Kamila Mascart

  • European Innovation Countil (EIC) - Physical Sciences 
  • European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) - EIT Raw Materials

EU-projectmanagers

Project management of Horizon Europe Coordinator projects

Els Vermeulen

Katrien Windels

Financial Advisors

Support and advice for financial reports and audits

Stephane Pirotte: for Horizon Europe projects

Matthias De Beuf: for other EU and international financed projects

Sara Van der Gucht: for EIT projects

Subteam Prosperity

Project Advisor

Nathalie Vandepitte

Call modalities, eligibility criteria, budgeting, support with starting up projects

Administrative support

Griet Van Hyfte en Naomi Wauters

Logistic and administrative support 

EU-accountmanagers

Project scoping, partnering and proposal development

Jakob Kuhs

  • Horizon Europe Cluster 5 Climate, Mobility, Energy

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  • Horizon Europe Cluster 4 Digital, Industry, Space

Innovation Officers

Project scoping, partnering and proposal development

Kamila Mascart

  • European Innovation Countil (EIC) - Engineering
  • European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) - EIT Raw Materials

Sven Verstrepen

  • European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) - EIT Urban Mobility

EU-projectmanagers

Project management of Horizon Europe Coordinator projects

Marianne Van Lancker

Annelies De Paepe

Financial Advisors

Support and advice for financial reports and audits

Ann Moens: for Horizon Europe projects

Luk Hautekiet: for other EU and international financed projects

Sara Van der Gucht: for EIT projects

Legal Advisors

The legal advisors of the EU team provide legal assistance with regard to the drafting and negotiating of contracts relevant for EU and international projects, the protection and exploitation of know-how and intellectual property rights which are the result of research performed at Ghent University.

European Public Affairs Advisors

Our European Public Affairs Advisors are responsible for policy and Public Affairs activities of the Research Department, in close collaboration with the Education Department.

On the policy side, they provide intelligence on EU policy developments (European Research Area, Vision 2030, Horizon Europe, Financial Regulation, synergies, Multi-annual Financial Framework, etc.) and give strategic advice to the Board of Management, directors, thematic EU Accountmanagers and interdisciplinary research co-ordinators. As liaison officers for European network- and lobby organisations (EUA, CESAER, The Guild, UnILiON), they are responsible for policy development, both internally and externally. They also represent Ghent University in the VLIR and the VLIR & CRef working groups EU Research and have the lead of an internal working group on the European Research Area.

On the Public Affairs side, they are responsible for maintaining relationships with institutional stakeholders in Brussels and with strategic partners, representatives of other EU offices and the National Contact Point.

Finally, they provide a wide range of communication activities, from communicating EU policy intelligence to our researchers for preparing answers to European Commission consultations.

Teamcoach

EU accountmanager Excellent Science and teamcoach of the EU team: Margo Baele

  • Content support and advice for project proposals in the Excellent Science pillar of Horizon Europe
  • Support in shaping Ghent University's internal policy on participation in Horizon Europe and other European and international programmes