As a dedicated sustainability professional with over 10 years of experience in various public policy related to climate, energy, environment, and mobility matters, Samuel has developed proven strategies to cultivate positive, forward-looking, and sustainable change.
With multifaceted leadership experience across non-profit and public sectors and considerable exposure to the private sector, Samuel has the skills and knowledge to foster innovative and sound solutions to overcome complex environment and energy-related challenges.
In addition to strong communication skills, he has a proven ability to identify and address challenges head-on, as well as capture opportunities within uncharted territories to support and accelerate the transition towards a sustainable economy.
Over the course of his career,
he has particularly focused on:
Over the past 20 years, one thing clearly characterizes Jean’s career: audacious entrepreneurship in developing innovative concepts. He was among the pioneers of the Internet in Belgium in the mid-1990s. He worked on the development of successful digital companies such as DAD (today Digitas LBI), Best Of Internet (Digimedia), Brussels Silicon Forest (startup incubator) and Yezzz (local Ebay’s challenger). He then set up the ‘First Tuesday’ Network in Belgium in 1999, which rapidly became the first networking forum for startups on a worldwide level. With events organized for more than 5 years, it has had a decisive impact on the emergence of the ‘Internet Economy’ in Belgium. First Tuesday Brussels thus received the prestigious ‘Insead Innovator Prize 2000’. In 2006, when mobile phones were equipped with their very first cameras, with barely a few hundred pixels, Jean launched Cinepocket, one of the first international ‘Mobile Film Festivals’. It received several thousand pocket films from 50+ countries and has contributed to the emergence of dozens of young talents. Jean has held a number of other positions in parallel, notably as Chief Editor of a mobile magazine (Comm’In), launched with Orange Belgium. He was also New Media Manager at Paperview Group, the European leader of content-based marketing solutions for the print and digital press (‘produit plus’). In 2016, he joined the Barefoot startup studio for a mission to support several projects, including ‘Blügle’, a digital platform linking brands and influencers on social networks. Always open to ‘new ways of working’ (NWOW), he launched Spacious Agency in 2018, an ecosystem and workspace development consultancy (coworking, accelerator, incubator, etc.) with clients active in real estate, retail, clubs and associations. A true citizen and entrepreneur, he collaborates (is strongly engaged) on various societal projects such as ‘303030 City Climate Challenge’, ‘Mo-Urban Mobility Movement’, Vocatio and the ‘Plateforme For Education and Talent’.
Caroline R. Cullière has over 10 years experience as an accomplished ‘launcher’, working in both the profit and non-profit sectors, leading operations, general strategy and implementation methodologies to improve team performance in complex environments. She is an expert in entrepreneurship, innovation, business growth, negotiation, and crisis management.
She has launched
Caroline is also an experienced campaigner and local policy catalyst, with particular expertise in French and Middle East politics. She launched Agora, a Citizen engagement tool. She is a Diplomat member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps, World Jewish Congress, working with permanent delegations to UNESCO on the Anti-Semitic problem, interfaith dialogues, and Israël advocacy. She is also a German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network Alumni ‘19.
Graduated from ESSEC Business School and from Tel Aviv University with a MA in Public Policy, she owns a certificate in counter-terrorism from Leiden University and is a certified mediator.
She is currently the [Innovation & Development Director] at Dreamocracy.
Pauline specializes in advocacy, governance, and change management. After about 10 years in the Brussels’ EU bubble – mostly working on environmental and sustainability issues – she took a break that led her to the southwest of Madagascar where she first did voluntary community work for a British marine conservation NGO. It was love at first sight and she was offered a full-time coordinating position for 2 years on the ground. The experience was life changing and confirmed that collective intelligence should be the beating heart of any attempt to understand and address the complexity of the challenges our societies face. A passionate advocate of people’s intelligence and ability to change, Pauline’s ambition is to settle in Antananarivo and provide the best that collective intelligence has to offer in the South West Indian Ocean region, where Africa, Asia and Europe meet.
Stephen Boucher is the founder of Dreamocracy, a start-up that promotes “collective intelligence for the common good”, consulting, training, and researching the topic of creativity in politics. Until recently, he was Managing Director of Fondation EURACTIV, and CEO of consoGlobe.com, France’s largest online media on sustainable lifestyles.
With a wealth of experience in policy-making, notably at EU level, Stephen is particularly concerned about the threat that the lack of trust in quality media poses to the foundations of democracy, and how our lack of genuine creativity in policymaking undermines democracy and fosters populist movements. In this spirit, Stephen recently published the Petit manuel de créativité politique – Comment libérer l’audace collective (“Little manual of political creativity”). He also teaches on matters related to policy innovation, civic techs and political influence at Sciences Po in Paris, at the Solvay Brussels School and at the Institute of European Studies (ULB). He also advises a number of public and private organisations on these matters through Dreamocracy. Before managing consoGlobe, Stephen was director for European policy at the European Climate Foundation (ECF). A Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Sciences Po Paris graduate, he also co-directed the Jacques Delors Institute for four years and was an adviser on EU matters in Guy Verhofstadt’s government.
He collaborates with the Egmont Institute since 2019 as a trainer in Kinshasa for the National School of Administration (ENA RDC), and has also contributed to the Trainings in Diplomatic Practices with a course on Lobbying at the EU level.