Richard is a Senior Research Manager at VVA Economics & Policy in Brussels.
Richard has extensive experience in quantitative data collection (interviews, surveys, questionnaires, desk research and literature studies), quantitative data analysis (impact assessments, evaluations and case studies) as well as with business development and tendering. He has expertise in a wide range of policy fields, including audiovisual and media policy, education, culture and cultural heritage, sports, the circular, sharing, and collaborative economy and SMEs.
Before joining VVA, he worked as Assistant Policy Advisor European Affairs at the European Historic Houses Association in Brussels and as Programme Assistant at the EUROPAEUM in Oxford. He further completed a Bluebook Traineeship in the Sport Unit of DG EAC in the European Commission.
Richard holds a BA in History from the University of Groningen and a joint programme MA in European History and Civilisation from Leiden University, Paris 1 University and the University of Oxford, as well as a second MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe, where he specialised in the Major ‘The EU as a global actor’.
Next to his native languages (Dutch and Frisian), he speaks English, French, and German and is currently learning Russian.
His hobbies include reading, art and travelling.