Vincent Hurkens appointed interim Programme Lead on Climate Governance and EU Politics

Elisa Giannelli on maternity leave until end of 2024

Vincent Hurkens

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Vincent Hurkens as the interim Programme Lead for EU Politics and Climate Governance within the Political Economy and Governance team, while Elisa Giannelli is on maternity leave until the end of 2024.

Bringing with him over a decade of experience as a Senior Policy and Political Adviser at the European Parliament, Vincent Hurkens is well-versed in the intricacies of EU institutions and possesses a profound understanding of EU politics and policymaking. Motivated by a commitment to enhancing policies for a stronger and more sustainable European Union, Vincent’s expertise is poised to make a significant impact to E3G’s mission.

Reflecting on his new role, Vincent Hurkens shares:

“I’m thrilled to become part of E3G during this important moment in European politics marked by the elections and the establishment of a new European Commission. I look forward to contributing to safeguarding and reinforcing the political foundations in the EU for a successful, socially fair transition to a climate-safe economy. It is a privilege to work with the experienced and knowledgeable E3G team.”

Manon Dufour, Executive Director, E3G Brussels:

“We are excited to welcome Vincent Hurkens to our team as the interim Programme Lead. His wealth of experience in European institutions and his dedication to advancing Europe’s green transition align with E3G’s goals. We are confident that his leadership will further propel our initiatives towards creating a more sustainable, prosperous, and fair future for the European Union.”

E3G was established 20 years ago. Its Brussels office is the home of most of E3G Europe’s team members working on EU energy, industry, finance, foreign policies with the objective of delivering climate safety for all.


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