AEJ Belgium Board 2018 – 2020

 

President
Lieven Taillie
Lieven is an independent journalist accredited to the European Commission, covers essentially economic and social policy issues for CAPresse. He is also interested in cultural subjects. Since 2013 President of the Association of European Journalists in Belgium (AJE / AEJ). Previously active for Euromedia Services in Brussels (Quinzaine Européenne, Européenne de Bruxelles, Europabericht, Eurinfo, European Library of Agence Europe, and more), now a member of CAPresse and moderator in multilingual debates (German, English, French, Dutch). Member (and formerly administrator) of the Steering Committee of the Jean Monnet Association which manages the house of Jean Monnet, founding father of Europe, the European Parliament. Previously also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Schuman House in Scy-Chazelles (Metz).

Vice President
Alia Papageorgiou

Alia Papageorgiou is a social media specialist who draws on over 12 years of journalism and digital editorial experience. She has led and reported in print newsrooms which were early adopters, including Brussels’ New Europe of which she was Managing Editor in 2012-2013. She worked as a journalist for eight years in Brussels accredited to the EU institutions. Most recently she was Press Officer at the EU Delegation to Australia for three years. An avid writer and fan of the printed press Alia is also a staunch supporter of peace journalism, media law, pluralism of the media, rights and protection of journalists working in increasingly difficult conditions and the availability of tools and assistance to journalists. She has previously curated the Personal Democracy Forum in Brussels, the Twestival, ran a Hacks/Hackers meetup at IHECS in 2014 and currently also works on the Athens Democracy Forum for the International New York Times in Athens, Greece. She is studying for a Masters, and holds an LLB in European Law. In her spare time she runs a Facebook ephemeride called The Brussels Chronicle and lives in Brussels with her partner, and their cat Henry.

Vice President
Christian Bouvy

Christian is a Vice President of the AEJ in Belgium dealing with audiovisual landscape. He is the director of programs and news director at GOLD FM. Christian also produces the Gold Press Europe broadcast, with the AEJ.  He is also a correspondent for BRUXELLES-NEWS. He has been an accredited journalist for over 20 years. He has a Nato and UN Security Council accreditation (Press). He is now responsible in our committee for the audiovisual media relations. As director of GOLD FM, he participates in CSA and CDJ meetings.

Secretary General
Alexandros Koronakis 

Alexandros is the Editor and CEO of New Europe newspaper and Secretary General of the Association of European Journalists of Belgium. He holds an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences from University College London, and an MA in Political Strategy and Communication from the University of Kent. He earned a BA in Communications from Vesalius College. Alexandros has been an accredited journalist to the EU Institutions since 2001.

Treasurer
Niels Schreuder
Niels is Public Affairs Manager for AGC Glass Europe, chairman external relations committee lobby association Glass for Europe, chairman Dutch Glass Association (part of Bouwend Nederland), chairman of network organisation Dutch Network Brussels and Chairman of Holland House in Brussels. Former treasurer and secretary of AEJ Belgium.

 

Project Developer
Elena Sánchez Nicolás  

Elena is a member of the board of the AEJ in Belgium dealing with project development. She is a journalist from Spain, passionate about the European project and international affairs. She holds a MA in Transmedia Journalism from UNED. She has worked in Brussels for different international media such as EFE Agency. She collaborates and works as a freelancer with Spanish and international media.

Previous Boards

2017-2018

Lieven Taillie, President
Alexandros Koronakis, Vice President
Niels Schreuder, Treasurer
Christian Bouvy, Board Member

2014-2017

Lieven Taillie, President
Jo Buelens, Secretary & Treasurer
Christian Bouvy, Board Member
Cerasela Radulescu, Board Member
Mathijs Hendrix, Board Member

2013-2014

Lieven Taillie, President
Jo Buelens, Board Member
Peter Mast, Board Member
Maria Sanchez Bellerin, Board Member

2011-2012

Michel Theys, President
Johan Cuppens, Vice-President
Ahmed Belhaloumi, Secretary (from end 2011)
Niels Schreuder, Treasurer (also Secretary in 2011)
N. Peter Kramer, Board Member
Lieven Taillie, Board Member


2008-2010

Michel Theys, President
Johan Cuppens, Vice-President (from 2009)
N. Peter Kramer, Secretary
Niels Schreuder, Treasurer

2006-2008 

Michel Theys, President
N. Peter Kramer, Secretary
Frederik Ronse, Treasurer

2005-2006

Michel Theys, President
N. Peter Kramer, Secretary
Lodewijk Buschkens, Treasurer