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Secretariat and Internal Audit


The daily work of the Executive Committee (EC) is supported by a professional Secretariat which consists out of a Head of Secretariat, an Executive Assistant, a Project Officer, a Project Assistant and a Financial  Officer, all five based in Brussels. For general questions to ESU, email The contact details of the individual staff members can be found here:

Nik Heerens

  • +32 2 893 25 46

Erik Edman

Project Manager
  • +32 2 893 25 48

Francesca Bragagnolo

Project Manager
  • +32 (2) 893 25 49

Alexandra Antonescu

Communications Manager
  • +32 2 893 25 47

Marta Nunez

Communications Assistant

Beate Espens

Executive Assistant
  • +32 2 893 25 45

Michael Fivet

External Financial Consultant

Commission for Internal Auditing (CIA)

Furthermore, ESU has a Commission for Internal Auditing (CIA) which has the competency to act as a financial advisory body to the EC and the Board. The CIA can make recommendations and express opinion to the EC and BM on all financial matters. The CIA can assist the Secretariat and the EC in drawing up the budgets and all other relevant financial documents of ESU.

The CIA and the EC are obligated to hold at least one financial workshop for Board members per calendar year. Furthermore, the CIA carries out the internal audit of ESU and presents it every board meeting. Besides the internal audit they will present an activity report on finances to all Board Meetings. You can contact the CIA by email: You can find the names and emails of the CIA members here:

Dominik Fitze

Corinna L. Karlsen

Magnus Malnes

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