The EHF's Secretariat is run by a small and dynamic team of three staff members with different experience and backgrounds.
Hervé Parmentier – Executive Directorherve.firstname.lastname@example.org / +32 2 627 68 31
Hervé graduated in political science and international law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and pursued a career in politics.
He held several positions at the Emile Vandervelde Institute, a research center of the Belgian Socialist Party and headed several ministerial cabinets including that of the Belgian Prime Minister between 2011 and 2014.
He sees secularism as a requirement for democracy, an essential condition to guarantee the exercise of rights and freedoms and to achieve equality and solidarity between citizens.
François Finck – Policy Officerfrancois.email@example.com / +32 2 627 68 24
François is a Policy Officer at the European Humanist Federation. He takes care of the EHF’s advocacy in European and International institutions.
François graduated in Law at the University from Strasbourg. He holds a PhD in International Law (Strasbourg) and has several publications in EU Law, international law and human rights law.
Previously, he worked at the College of Europe (Natolin campus, Warsaw). He has also taught and supervised research at the University of Amsterdam.
He is still teaching a course of EU Law at the University of Mons in the framework of the Law programme offered by the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Mireia Crespo – Communications Officermireia.firstname.lastname@example.org / +32 2 627 68 30
Mireia manages our communications and media relations, and also takes care of our web and social media presence. Besides that, Mireia represents the humanist movement within EU-wide NGO networks.
Prior to joining EHF, Mireia worked on communication and advocacy campaigns for European and Internaitonal NGOs, notably in the fields of human and fundamental rights.
Mireia holds a MA in Political Science & International Relations from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).