Fisheries Areas Network

FARNET Support Unit

The FSU Team at the CLLD eventThe FARNET Support Unit (FSU) is the technical assistance team established by the European Commission to assist in the implementation of CLLD under the EMFF.
It works closely with DG MARE, the Member State administrations, the national fisheries networks and with the FLAGs and others involved in the implementation of CLLD, building a “learning network” that connects the growing knowledge and experience in CLLD from across Europe. It consists of a permanent team of 10 people, based in Brussels, assisted by 18 regional experts.

THE FARNET Support Unit

Rue Belliard 40
1040 Bruxelles - Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 613 26 50
Email: info (at) farnet.eu


Team Leader
Gilles van de Walle

Deputy Team Leader
Monica Veronesi Burch

Thematic & Territorial Coordinators
Urszula Budzich Tabor
Pedro Brosei
John Grieve

Communication Officer
Sophia De Smet

Research Officer
Richard Freeman

Team Assistant
Soumaya Bouker

  Contract Manager
Sabine Kariger

Senior Advisors
Paul Soto
Florence Gérard

Thematic & Territorial Officers
Margot van Soetendael
Arthur Rigaud
Marta Edreira Garcia

Web Specialist
Yves Boisselier

IT Manager
Belgacem Guemida



THE FARNET SUPPORT UNIT Geographical Experts

BG Methody Methodieff
DE Dirk Schubert
DK Annette Aagaard-Thuesen
EE Ahto Oja
ES Rosa Chapela
FI Petri Rinne
FR Thomas Binet
GR/CY Afroditi Mantzinou
HR Visnja Jelic Mueck
IT Carlo Ricci
LT Simona Utaraité
LV Valdis Kudins
PL Ireneusz Paweł Kamiński
PT Miguel Gaspar
RO Simona Pascariu
SE Thomas Hjelm
SI Marco Koscak
UK/IE Susan Grieve


Thematic experts

Cooperation Coordinator    Serge Gomes Da Silva
CLLD Yves Champetier



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