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Through the implementation of research, training, consultancy and technical assistance projects throughout EU Member States, accession countries and beyond, the Eftheia team gained experience on the ground in the social realities of several countries. Working directly for national stakeholders involved in social-policy making and implementation has contributed to our understanding of the information needs and challenges of projects in the social field.  

Throughout the years Eftheia has built up mutually enriching and constructive collaborations with various high-level thematic experts in the field of social protection, social inclusion, employment and labour market policies.


Eftheia has also developed privileged working relations with several academic institutions and other public, private or civil society organisations.


Succesfully bringing those players with various national backgrounds together in the framework of a specific assignment or project and ensuring effective coordination and communication is at the core of our work. The mix of content knowledge in the field of social protection and social affairs and technical knowledge in the field  of IT and communication has proven to be an invaluable asset for the implementation of various projects involving EU-wide thematic networks with specific information needs.

Core team


Harald Hauben

Managing partner

Harald Hauben is partner at Eftheia and a senior consultant. As an expert with a legal background, Harald has over 20 years of working experience with a focus on social protection and social inclusion. He has worked in many new and candidate Member States as well as in third countries in different capacities such as Team Leader, Legal or Communication Expert.


Inge Vandenbulcke

Managing partner

Inge Vandenbulcke has a legal background with specialisation in human rights and social law. She is managing partner at Eftheia and as such she is responsible for Efheia's business and tender development and the maintenance of its expert network.  Within certain Eftheia projects she also undertakes specific research, event organisation and/or communication assignments.

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Willem Waeyaert

Legal researcher

Willem Waeyaert holds a master's degree in law and he completed his Postgraduate ‘European Social Security’ at the KULeuven. At Eftheia he joined the research team involved in the  'Study to gather evidence on the working conditions of platform workers' and deepened his expertise on  platform workers in ensuing projects on the 'platform economy and precarious work' and 'OSH and digital platform work'.

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Sofia Falcone

Legal researcher & event coordinator

Sofia Falcone began her journey with Eftheia in 2020, shortly before graduating  in Transnational European Law at the University of Trento, Italy. She is currently responsible for organising the national seminars and webinars of the MoveS network on free movement of workers and social security coordination, which is coordinated by Eftheia, for the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Sofia also contributes to the other ongoing training and research projects at Eftheia through desk research.

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David Manirankunda

Legal researcher

David Manirankunda holds a master degree in law and showed a strong interest in everything related to social law during his curriculum. He joined  our office in 2022 as a researcher. He is passionate about conducting research that not only explores new frontiers, but also translates knowledge into practical, real-world solutions.


Steven Vandenbulcke

IT Expert

Holding a Professional bachelor’s degree in computer science, Steven has gained experience designing and developing web-based databases and automated reporting tools for several EU Projects implemented by EFTHEIA. While he initially built solutions using his elaborate programming skillset (Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, REST, Oracle), his role evolved in the latest years towards that of Analyst, where he guides and assists EC ICT staff in designing, implementing, and testing Databases developed by EFTHEIA. Steven has an in-depth understanding of the Europa Component Library and of the DG EMPL content management system.


Denisa Meirosu

Business development expert

Denisa Meirosu is a senior business development consultant in international development, with extensive knowledge of EU external funding policies and programmes. She has been involved in programming, formulation, implementation of programmes and projects funded by EU for more than 14  years.  Denisa has been working extensively in tender development with various organisations, She supports the Eftheia team with business development and project implementation on an ad hoc basis.


Dominique Danau

Thematic expert

Dominique Danau holds a degree in Sociology and is an expert in the fields of employment, social inclusion and gender. She has built up an extensive expertise in relation to the development and implementation of evaluation trajectories, especially for (European) NGOs, NGO networks and alliances and European projects. Since 2005 she has been involved in the development and implementation of the evaluation of different European networks funded by the European Commission in the field of social inclusion and anti-discrimination. Dominique Danau is a longtime and close collaborator of Eftheia. Since September 2017 she is involved in the scientific coordination and tender development of Eftheia projects in the fields of employment and social inclusion.

European Social Affairs, Management and Communication
Research, policy analysis, training, capacity-building, information sharing and communication activities
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