Director and Senior Researcher/Evaluator
Director and Senior Researcher/Evaluator at Blomeyer & Sanz, having established the firm in 2004.
He has an educational background in law, political and administration sciences and economics (LLM, Paris; MA Durham; Diploma, Speyer; PhD Candidate, Bristol).
Before establishing Blomeyer & Sanz in 2004, Roland worked for different private sector consultancies (ECORYS and LRDP, both in Brussels), the German agency for development cooperation (in Frankfurt and Prague) and Strathclyde Regional Council (in Glasgow).
Roland has some 20 years of experience and has worked for a wider range of international, European and national / regional institutions. International organisations include the OSCE and UNDP; European institutions include the Council of Europe, European Parliament, European Commission and a series of different European Union Agencies; national/regional-level experience includes the Swedish International Development Agency and different territorial authorities in Spain and Austria.
Roland is experienced with a series of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods, with specific experience with case study approaches and process tracing.
Roland has delivered research and evaluation assignments in a wide range of policy areas, with a specific interest in integrity and accountability policy, capacity development in the areas of human rights, democracy and the rule of law and the European Union’s Cohesion Policy.
Roland is fluent in English, German, French and Spanish.
Senior Researcher at Blomeyer & Sanz since 2014.
She has an educational background in law and translation (LLM, Alcalá; MA Madrid).
Before working at Blomeyer & Sanz, Margarita worked for the public administration (Regional Ministry of Finances, in Brussels and Toledo) and the private sector (International Road Transport Association – ASTIC, in Madrid). During the period she worked in ASTIC, Margarita was responsible for the department of International relations and relations with the specialised media.
Margarita has 19 years of experience and has worked for the Government of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), the International Road Union, the French Comité National Routier; European institutions include the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Institute for Gender Equality.
Margarita is experienced with qualitative and EU legal research methods, stakeholders’ consultation, online surveys management and human resources management. She deals with the general administration and legal issues of the Blomeyer & Sanz.
Her main research areas are European Union’s Transport Policy and the EU action in the field of gender equality.
She is fluent in Spanish, French, English and Italian.
Senior Researcher / Evaluator
Researcher/Evaluator at Blomeyer & Sanz, having joined the firm in January 2014.
He has an educational background in political sciences and a masters in public policies and evaluation (LLM, Bologna; MA Madrid).
Before joining Blomeyer & Sanz in 2014, Nicolò worked in the Italian third sector for almost 10 years in the areas of ageing social services (Bologna).
Nicolò has more than 10 years of experience working with CSOs and local and regional authorities in Italy and Spain. He also worked for various European institutions, including the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe as well as for national and international organisations, such us the United Nations Associations of Sweden and the EEA and Norway Grants.
Nicolò has a good command of both qualitative and quantitative methods including desk and field research, stakeholders’ consultation, focus groups and online surveys management.
He has conducted / contributed to research and evaluation assignments in a broad range of policy areas, including social inclusion, human rights, capacity developments, democracy, rule of law, migration, ageing, environment, fishery and the European Union’s Cohesion Policy.
Nicolò is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
Veronika has an educational background in international economic relations (BA, Bratislava) and international security (MA, SciencesPo Paris). She is currently enrolled in a Master degree program focused on evaluations of programmes and public policies at the University Complutense, Madrid.
Veronika has been working at Blomeyer & Sanz since 2017 when she first joined the company as an intern. She has developed a sound knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods, including desk research, stakeholders’ consultations and online surveys. She is experienced in data collection both remotely as well as through field visits and observations.
Veronika has contributed to a number of research and evaluation assignments for European, international as well as national clients and NGOs, such as the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, Red Noses International, ICMPD, WWF NL, IUCNL NL.
Her main areas of interest are human rights, social inclusion, rule of law and security related issues. Methodologically, her interest lies in gender-sensitive evaluations.
Veronika is a native Slovak speaker, understands Czech and speaks fluent English and French. She has a working knowledge of Spanish.
Is the director of the Local Democracy Agency foundation and has over 10 years of experience the fields of human rights, democracy, community development, gender equality, citizen’s participation and civil society. She is based in Gyumri (Armenia) and is fluent in Armenian, English and Russian.
Roderick Ackermann is an experienced evaluation, policy research, and strategy development consultant with wide geographic experience, including the EU, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Africa. His work covers justice, security, human rights and the rule of law, transparency and accountability, local government, migration, and inclusion of marginalised and vulnerable groups in decision making. Roderick has led and contributed to many evaluation, research, and strategy development assignments for NGOs, European institutions, and bilateral donors. He also supports clients with the development of theories of change, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and the development of systems and tools to measure change, with a focus on leveraging existing data wherever possible. He is experienced in the use of Python for data analysis. Roderick has a special interest in social learning and participatory evaluation methods, and in 2015 undertook research for his MSc in Development Management on ‘Enhancing evaluation outcomes through shared learning’. He is director of Evalutility Ltd, a company he established in 2009.
Dr., FeRSA, born in 1961, studied political science and economics at the University of Frankfurt (1988: Ph.D. in political science and research semester at the SOAS London) and further holds a British Diploma in Economics. From 1989-1991, he worked as a consultant with Environ GmbH, Frankfurt. Since 1991 he has been partner and senior researcher at Policy Research & Consultancy (PRAC) Partnership Co., Bad Soden. After several consultancy and research engagements in international development policy during the 1980s and 1990s, Rolf’s thematic focus, since the second half of the 1990s, has been the evaluation of European cohesion and rural policies and pre-accession programmes (ERDF Objectives 1, 2 and INTERREG, ESF, EAGGF/EAFRD and PHARE). Apart from that he has been engaged in empirical research on EU regional policies and economic and monetary integration (including publications in international journals). Furthering that, he carried out empirical analyses on regional innovation, the spatial economy (rural, urban, cross-border), lifelong learning and other topics on behalf of European institutions and German authorities. Rolf is fluent in German and English and can communicate in French.
Rolf Bergs collaborates with us as a representative of a partner company in Germany (PRAC)
Is a renowned international expert focused on designing and assessing civil service and public administration reforms, administrative law and administrative justice, anticorruption policies and state and institution building. His experience stretches from his native Spain, where he developed a career within the civil service, to international organisations such as the OECD, where he spent 15 years as a senior policy analyst in public governance, and as an adviser to a host of some 25 transition and developing countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean region. With a background education as a lawyer and several master degrees in public administration, he is fluent in English and French, apart from in his native Spanish and Catalan.
(BA, PhD) Is a researcher and evaluator, with an educational background in urban geography. She has over 18 years’ experience of research into European and national policies, in particular those related to urban and regional policy, and sustainable development. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Ecole Normale Superieur de Lyon, France. She is fluent in English and French.
(MA, International Law and Public Affairs/Development) – Has 15 years experience, including 12 years in monitoring and evaluation. She has worked in 17 countries in wider Europe, including 9 years living in the Balkans, and 2 in the Caucasus. She worked as an international civil servant for Council of Europe and OSCE, and consulted for several other international organisations, especially UN agencies. Her current interest focuses on second-wave reforms in transition countries. She specialises in evaluation of organisational change, institution building, and public administration reform. She has wide experience in security sector reform and human rights. She speaks French, English, Spanish and Serbian. She is based in Vienna, Austria. firstname.lastname@example.org
(PhD in Biological Oceanography) Is the head of the Fisheries, Biodiversity and Conservation Group of the Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) at the University of Algarve. He has more than 25 years experience teaching and researching in fisheries, as well as in the evaluation of projects, programmes and institutes. His mother tongue is Arabic and he is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
(MA) Is a human resources management consultant with 20 years of international development experience. She has provided advice on a variety of strategy and operations issues in the areas of human resources policy, organisational development, talent management, recruitment and selection, learning and development, and workforce diversity. She has worked with the international organisations and other public-sector institutions in South and South-East Asia, Africa and Europe. She is also a certified career coach. Valeria is fluent in Bulgarian, English and Spanish and has a conversational command of German.
(PhD. / Eng.) Has studied mechanical engineering and management information systems. He has 23 years’ experience in administration and financial management of projects in Poland and abroad. He has been working for 10 years as an expert, in monitoring and evaluation of projects focused on SME support programs, education and financial controlling. He has experience in the international procurement. He is fluent in German, English, Russian and Polish. Andrzej is based in Warsaw – PL.
(PhD candidate) Studied Marine Sciences and followed a Master of Sciences on Fisheries Management and Economy. After spending few years in marine research, his experience covers 18 years in policy development on conservation and control/enforcement of the EU Common Fisheries Policy. He is interested in cost-effectiveness of the EU policies and transparency. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Has studied economics & public policy (Sciences Po Paris), public/EU law (Paris II University) and international relations (SAIS, Washington D.C.). His experience covers 18 years’ public policy evaluation and management consultancy, in France and the UK. Gabriel has practised a wide range of policy areas, and led or contributed to several evaluations and impact assessments of EU policies and projects, for various DGs of the European Commission; the European Parliament; the EIB; EU agencies; and international organisations. Gabriel is based in Paris, where he also teaches policy evaluation at Sciences Po. He is fluent in French and English, and has a command of German and Spanish.
Ph.D. in Economics (‘Innovation Economics and R&D Management’). Is a researcher and evaluator, has approximately 15 years’ experience of designing, implementing, managing and evaluating national and international projects in the fields of decentralisation, local self-government and local democracy, regional economic policy, SME development, R&D and innovation.
Ms. Krasovska has some 10 years of practical experience in the development of policy related documents on the mentioned issues for Ukrainian Government and international organisations.
Olha is a member of Ukrainian Evaluation Association. She has extensive experience in evaluation of programmes and projects, including for the Council of Europe, international projects under EU funded Eurostars program. She is Ukrainian mother tongue and speaks fluently English and Russian.
Founder and Director of DataWatch, s.r.o, a consulting company, established in February 2017. Halyna has an educational background in international relations (Diploma of Specialist, Lviv National University), law (LL.M LSE) and human rights (MA Central European University).
Prior to establishing her own company, Halyna ran an international organization, based in Prague, with a mandate in 47 countries. She also possesses experience in implementing projects with CSOs or on civil society issues in Eastern Partnership countries. She has been working as an expert on monitoring and evaluation for the United Nations Development Programs and the European Commission, and as a researcher for FDIH, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, International Council for Human Rights Policy.
Halyna has 15 years of experience and has worked with a number of organizations, including the European Parliament, the European Commission and the State Department of the United States, the Council of Europe, OSCE, ministries of foreign affairs and ministries of culture from 47 countries.
Halyna is experienced in qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods, has experience in comparative research and case study approaches and process tracing.
She is an expert in such fields as elections, rule of law, assets recovery, democracy and development assistance, and advocacy at the EU bodies, human rights evaluation, reporting and litigation. Halyna is fluent in Ukrainian (native), English, Russian, proficient in Czech and Polish, and possesses a working level of German.
(PhD) Has studied marine biology and fisheries assessment and has worked together with Blomeyer & Sanz on various fisheries related assignments. Kim has 20 years´ experience including activities in research, the private sector and international development, which he has carried out in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. His primary focus is in fisheries policy and management as well as evaluation of fisheries projects and international agreements.
He is fluent in Danish, English, Portuguese and Spanish.
(BSciEng / MBA / PMP) Is an expert in local and regional (economic) development with additional experience in policy advice and support in implementation of development programs for systematic support of private sector development, SME human resource development and overall competitiveness improvement. He has more than 16 years of relevant experience in Balkan and Middle East countries working in the private sector as well as in international projects supporting the economic development and improvement of the appropriate institutional infrastructure. He is fluent in English, German, Serbian/Montenegrin/Bosnian, Bulgarian and Macedonian.
PhD in Political Science and Sociology and MPA) Has studied a Degree in Law and another in Philology. As a Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University, he has written more than one hundred books and articles in leading national and international Journals. His experience covers 20 years’ public sector consultancy in Spain and Latin America. His current research and consultancy focus is on Good Governance and corruption. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
John was the founding Director of the Centre of Criminology and Justice Research (CCJR) at Mount Royal University (MRU), Canada, from 2009-2012.
He is the first recipient a MRU to receive the Distinguished Scholarship Award and has published
over 25 textbooks, numerous articles, and presented/attended workshops around the world. His current interests include evaluation research, human trafficking, juvenile justice, transnational crime, and crime prevention. Since 2012 John has been a senior associate of IERS and been involved in over a dozen IERS related projects.
Katerina graduated from the High School of Finance and Management at the Academy of National Economy under the Government of Russian Federation and the International University Concordia-Audentes (majors in Financial Analysis and International Relations). She is obtaining a Master’s Degree in Law from the Open University with a strong academic and research record. Katerina has certified diploma in the Monitoring & Evaluation from Carleton University and Claremont Graduate University.
Before becoming an independent consultant in 2013, Katerina worked for different international organizations including UN and private sector companies in Ukraine.
She has some 14 years international experience including 9 years of specific experience in M&E in 25+ countries and has worked for a wider range of international, European and national/regional institutions. International organisations include the UN agencies (ILO, IOM, OHCHR, UNICEF, UNODC); European institutions include the Council of Europe and European Commission and a series of different European Union Agencies; national/regional-level experience includes the USAID, DfID, Polish Aid, SIDA, CIDA, SDC, DANIDA, NORAD, and the Czech Development Cooperation.
Katerina is experienced with a series of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods, with specific experience with theory of changes, logframes, outcome mapping, cost-benefit and cost effectiveness analysis, case study approaches, and data analysis using SPSS software or MS Excel. She has delivered monitoring and evaluation assignments in a wide range of areas.
Katerina is fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian and has intermediate knowledge of Polish.