The Brussels-based Secretariat serves its members through information, networking and project acquisition, and through participation in high-profile European contracts. This is our team:

Vicky Mosteyrin Perdiguero

Managing Director

Vicky has 20 years’ experience in EU affairs, having worked both for EU institutions and the private sector in Brussels. Most recently Vicky was representing a large multinational engineering company at EU level, carrying out early intelligence activities to identify new business opportunities and the right partners and experts for projects in the fields of: energy, smart cities, water and environmental issues, circular economy, transport, research and innovation, neighbourhood, enlargement and cooperation for development. Before this Vicky held positions at the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation, and DG Energy), the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.

Vicky joined Greenovate! Europe in June 2018 as Managing Director and has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the organisation, acquisition of new business, as well as networking and representation.

Vicky holds a degree in Law and Economics from the University of Deusto, and an MA in International Private Law (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid together with the Boston Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy). She is fluent in Spanish (mother tongue), English, French, Italian and has a basic level of Dutch.

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Simon Hunkin

Policy & Knowledge Manager

Simon has over seven years of experience in political and scientific communication, with particular expertise in European policy-making, and the environment, energy and innovation sectors.

Simon joined Greenovate! Europe in 2012, and since then has led the production of a number of studies and reports for clients such as INTERREG IVC, Interreg Europe and the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme about policies that can promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and eco-innovation. In European projects, Simon has led on dissemination and exploitation work packages for the EuroPruning (Bio-economy; FP7 KBBE), SWIP (Wind Energy; FP7), ETFE-MFM (BIPV; FP7), and ADVANCEFUEL (Renewable Fuels; Horizon 2020) projects, developing communication strategies and activities to deliver project results to policy-makers, businesses, researchers and the public. Additionally, Simon co-ordinates the communication and networking efforts of the global ‘Innovation for Sustainable Development Network’ (, being created by the Horizon 2020 project ‘’, contributed to the policy oriented activities of the ProBIO project (Bio-economy; Horizon 2020), and is a Thematic Expert in Low-carbon Economy for the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform.

Within G!E, Simon is responsible for policy monitoring and the development of position papers, co-ordinating and collecting input from members on sustainability and innovation related topics. He is also responsible for monitoring funding and business opportunities.

Simon comes from the United Kingdom and holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from King’s College London, specialising in environmental policy-making and lobbying. Prior to joining Greenovate! Europe, Simon worked for an electoral reform campaign and a member of the House of Commons. A native English speaker, he also has an intermediate knowledge of French and German.

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James Ling

Project Manager

James is a project manager and communications professional with particular expertise in energy, bioeconomy and sustainable construction topics. 

He joined Greenovate! Europe in October 2015 and since then has led the production of multiple print and online publications, and the organisation of public events. James is now leading the work package on communication and exploitation for the EU funded research projects ISOBIO (bio-based construction materials; Horizon 2020) and Bio4Products (bio-based chemicals and products; Horizon 2020). Additionally, he is contributing to the project (inno4sd network; Horizon 2020), where he is producing case studies on sustainable development policies, and innovative sustainable technologies. James has also been a co-author of two major publications for the ECO-SEE (eco-building materials; FP7) and Windtrust (wind energy; FP7) projects, and manages the G!E website and newsletter.

James is originally from the UK. He holds a Master degree in European Studies from the KU Leuven, Belgium, and a Bachelor in Law.

His native language is English and he also speaks Dutch. 

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Bénédicte Julliard

Project Manager

Bénédicte is a project manager, with experience in working on circular economy and Smart City related topics, and managing communications campaigns.

She joined Greenovate! Europe in February 2016 and is managing the Work Package on Dissemination and Exploitation for the BIOrescue project (Bio-economy; H2020, BBI JU), making the link with bio-based industry stakeholders to communicate project results to researchers, businesses, policy makers and citizens.

She has also participated in the creation of a Smart Cities Replication Cluster bringing together over 40 cities and is working on the communication campaign of two Smart Cities projects (EU-GUGLE and SINFONIA; FP7) to foster the replication of best practices in smart and sustainable urban development. Additionally, she contributes to the Best Paths project (Integrating renewable into Power Grids; FP7) on communication and organising events and stakeholder workshops, such as the Best Paths Workshop on HVDC links in offshore wind farms.

Bénédicte comes from France and holds a Master’s degree in European Affairs from Lille Institute of Political Studies. A native French speaker, she also speaks English and German fluently.

Click to contact Bénédicte by email or call +32(0)2 400 10 07