Team

Our Brussels team is also supported by all Positive Money UK staff members and by a group of seven professional advisors

 

POSITIVE MONEY EUROPE’S TEAM

Stanislas Jourdan

Executive Director

Stan joined Positive Money in August 2015 as international coordinator. After two years leading the QE for People campaign and the International Movement for Monetary Reform, he is now leading Positive Money Europe, with a focus on its influencing work.

Prior to joining Positive Money, Stan covered the euro crisis as a journalist and ran a blog where he helped spread knowledge about money creation. He has also coordinated the European Citizens’ Initiative for basic income and co-founded the French movement for basic income. Stan holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship.

“Since the outbreak of the Eurozone crisis, the European Central Bank has become the most powerful EU economic institution, for better or worse. Democratic control on the money creation process of the ECB should be reinforced to ensure it is used to support society’s needs.”

Email: stan.jourdan@positivemoney.eu

Vicky Van Eyck

Deputy Executive Director

Vicky joined the Positive Money Europe team in September 2020 as a Finance and Operations Manager. Prior to joining us, she was in charge of investor relations and campaigns at LITA.co Belgium, and before that, she was working in the EU personal data protection field in the European Parliament and then at Microsoft. Vicky holds a BA in English Law & European Legal Studies from King’s College London, and an MA in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges. Vicky is in charge of overseeing the organisation’s finances, operations, and public-facing campaigns.

To change the world we need to start by changing our money system. We have to raise awareness among people about the current broken system, and the existing and well-researched proposals that are out there to fix it! It’s not all doom and gloom: we can change the system so that it benefits all while respecting the limits of our planet”.

Email: vicky.van.eyck@positivemoney.eu

 

Uuriintuya Batsaikhan

Head of Research

Uuriintuya joined the Positive Money Europe team as an Economist in June 2020. Prior to joining, she worked at Bruegel, DIW Berlin and UNDP Mongolia. She holds a Masters degree from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the Central European University in Budapest. Uuriintuya oversees all the research projects at Positive Money Europe. 

“Monetary policy is not set in stone, it evolves with time, which has been amply demonstrated, especially since the onset of the global financial crisis up to today. Our team and allies are not afraid to challenge the outdated paradigms and offer new ones that make monetary policy work for all.”

Email: uuree.batsaikhan@positivemoney.eu

 

Louis Larue

Researcher

Louis joined Positive Money Europe in November 2022. Prior to joining the research team, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). He has also held positions in Brussels and Louvain (Belgium) as a lecturer in economics and in ethics. He holds a PhD in economics from UCLouvain, and a double master’s degree in economics and social sciences from UCLouvain and Bocconi University (Italy). Louis has research expertise on the ethics and economics of monetary policy, alternative currencies, and green finance. (Publications – Google Scholar,

My aim at Positive Money Europe is to combine serious and critical research on monetary policy with a real willingness to have an impact on policy.”

Email: louis.larue@positivemoney.eu

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Serena Di Luccio

Campaigner

Serena joined Positive Money Europe in January 2021 first as a policy intern and then as a campaigner. Serena runs the organisations’ social media accounts, leads on organisation’s newsletters to supporters, and assists the Deputy Executive Director with project management.  Serena holds a BA in Political science and a MA in International journalism.

Before joining Positive Money Europe, she gained experience in the non-profit sector volunteering for the Italian environmental organisation Legambiente, and managing a European Solidarity Corps project.

“I believe that there is an urgent need to reform the economy, which clearly doesn’t work for people nor for the planet. When I found out about Positive Money Europe, I was attracted by the organisation’s approach: not only to identify the problems, but also to develop alternative and brave proposals to overcome them.”

Email: serena.diluccio@positivemoney.eu

 

Adua Dalla Costa

Policy Officer

Adua joined Positive Money Europe in May 2021 as a Research and Policy Intern and then as Policy Officer. She supports the Executive Director in formulating policy proposals and helps to bring our research and ideas to policymakers.  Adua holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Padua and an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Global Markets, Local Creativities.

Money shapes relationships and creates power dynamics. The way the system currently works exacerbates inequalities and harms our planet. But the rules of the game are not dictated by some divine law, we ourselves can deconstruct and rebuild them in a way that works for all the people.”

Email: adua.dallacosta@positivemoney.eu

 

Jordi Schröder Bosch

Research and Policy Intern

Jordi joined the Positive Money Europe team in March 2022 as a Research and Policy Intern. Jordi holds a BSc in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a MA in International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law and the Université Sorbonne Paris-Nord. Jordi’s research interests are international economics, monetary policy, and housing.

I believe that we need a deep reform of the Eurozone’s economic governance if we want the European project to be prepared for the challenges of the future.

Email: jordi.schroeder@positivemoney.eu

 

Cristoforo Simonetta

Finance and Operation Officer

Cristoforo joined Positive Money Europe in July 2022 as Finance and Operation Officer. He is supporting the team with administrative and finance tasks. Prior to joining the team, he worked in the private sector in Prague, Czech Republic. He studied International Relations-European Studies at the University of Florence.

I decided to join PMEU because it represents a good balance between my professional career and my passions. I like to know that my work can have a positive impact on the people around me.“

Email: cristoforo.simonetta@positivemoney.eu

Mira Tekelova

Social Media and Administrative Support Consultant

Mira creates visual content for all our communications, and provides administrative support on all things digital.

I believe that the way the monetary system is structured and works is at the root of poverty, inequality, and most societal problems.”

Email: mira@positivemoney.org

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