Meet the Team

Roland Blomeyer

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.

Margarita Sanz

Senior Researcher / Evaluator

Senior Researcher / Evaluator  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; and for European institutions, including the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Institute for Gender Equality.

Margarita is experienced with qualitative and European Union legal research methods, stakeholders’ consultation, online surveys management and human resources management. She deals with the general administration and legal issues of Blomeyer & Sanz.

Her main research areas are European Union’s Transport Policy and the European Union action in the field of gender equality.

She is fluent in Spanish, French, English and Italian.

Nicolò Franceschelli

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 has 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 Kubeková


Researcher and evaluator, Veronika has been an integral part of Blomeyer & Sanz since 2017 where she began as an intern and has since evolved into a seasoned professional.

She has educational background in international relations (BA, Bratislava), political science (MA, Paris) and evaluation of programme and policies (MA, Madrid). 

With over seven years of experience in research and evaluation, Veronika has worked with a wide range of clients including the European institutions, national development agencies and civil society organisations. 

Veronika particularly enjoys working on assignments related to human rights and democracy with a keen interest in thematic areas such as ending violence, social inclusion and integration, migration and disability. Geographically, Veronika’s work primarily centres on counties in and around Europe as well as Africa. 

She is experienced in using both qualitative and quantitative methods, employing techniques such as key informant interviews, desk reviews, surveys and direct observations. Veronika also has extensive experience in conducting data collection fieldwork. She is enthusiastic about learning new methodological approaches and apply them in her work.

Veronika is a native Slovak speaker with proficiency in Czech, English, French and

Kylie Jabjiniak

Junior Researcher & Evaluator
Kylie joined Blomeyer & Sanz in 2021.
In her current role as a Junior Researcher & Evaluator, she supports the company’s work for international and European Union clients concerning topics such as rule of law, human rights, migration, regional development, and financial transparency and public accountability. 
She has experience in qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as with both remote and in-person data collections carried out through field visits. Her previous experience includes political integrity and human rights activism work for non-governmental organizations in Spain and the United States and green transition research for a Brussels-based non-profit. With an educational background in Political Science (M.A. SLU-Madrid), including studies completed in France and a secondary specialisation in intercultural communication and modern languages, her professional and academic path across multiple cultures, languages, and environments serves to enhance her work on the team today. As a dual American-Hungarian national, she is a native English speaker fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and with limited working proficiency in Hungarian.

Ellen Hietsch

Junior Researcher & Evaluator
Ellen brings her background as an academic researcher to her role as a Junior Researcher & Evaluator at Blomeyer & Sanz.
During her M.A. studies in political science, Ellen’s research focused on the role of emotion in governance and in populations’ belief formation, for which she collected and analysed data using mainly qualitative methods.

Her academic interests include emotion in international politics, historical memory in the wake of political violence, and critical theories of international relations. In her position at Blomeyer & Sanz, Ellen has supported research and evaluation on transparency and accountability; development; and foreign affairs, for both international NGOs and European Union institutional clients. 

She conducts research both remotely via desk review, interviewing, and content analysis and through on-site observation. Ellen is a native English speaker and is fluent in Spanish.