Protagoras has developed a network of political and public communication professionals working in Belgium and Europe.

The members of our network participate in our activities and share their high-level experience during our masterclasses, seminars and private events.


Arlin Bagdat

Director General External Communication at SPF Chancellery of the Prime Minister (Belgium)

Eric Biérin

Communication consultant;
Former Director – Communication of Ecolo

Marzia Buonaroti

New Media Officer – S&D Group of the European Parliament

Xavier Desmaison

CEO – Antidox

Steve Detry

Spokesman of Sophie Wilmès ; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium

Patrick Vastenaekels

Strategic Communication Expert and co-founder – ICF Mostra (now ICF Next)

Baptiste Erkes

Chairman of the Board of Directors – RTBF

Gilles Gantelet

Director for Policy at European Commission – DG Environment

Antoine Rivet

Managing Director – GOPA Com.

Cédric Hananel

Managing Director – Arctik

Benjamin Hurard

External Relations Officer – the Parliament of Wallonia

Catherine Stilmant

Director – Cultural and Artistic Education Course, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Le Saëc

Lecturer & Administrator – European Parliament (Directorate General for Communication, Directorate for relations with citizens, Visits and Seminars Unit)

Thierry Libaert

Advisor – European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) ; Contact point for the French delegation – EDF

Elena Linczenyiova

Content and Policy Director – ICF Next

Anthony Lockett

Communications Manager – European Research Council

Valentin Dupouey

Head of communications unit – European Green Party

Philippe Moreau-Chevrolet

CEO – MCBG France

Benoit Ramacker

Director Communication of the Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Mobility of Belgium

Chiara Ceccarelli

Fundraising Officer – Open Dialog Foundation

Anne Compère

French-Speaking Press Officer and Twitter Manager – Representation of the European Commission in Belgium

Isabelle Langnickel

Community Manager and Education – Representation of the European Commission in Belgium

Aurian de Rosée

Assistant consultant – akkanto

Florence Angelici

Spokesperson – SPF Finances

Caroline Van Wynsberghe

Job Market Analyst – Actiris (

Joakim Le Menestrel

Consultant en affaires publiques et stratégies de communication – Freelance

Sébastien Reed

Social Media and Campaigns Manager – ECR Group in the European Parliament

Loïc Natchoo

Public affairs consultant – Jin

Hervé Paques

EU Strategy Director – Ogilvy Social.Lab

Tatiana Boulankova

Senior Bid Manager – ICF Next

Alberto Levi

Partner-Client Director – ICF Next