Richard is a Researcher at VVA Economics & Policy in Brussels.
Richard has extensive experience in quantitative data collection (interviews, surveys, questionnaires, desk research and literature studies), quantitative data analysis (impact assessments and evaluations) and writing case studies and he has assisted with business development and tendering. He has expertise in a wide range of policy fields, including education, culture, and sports, the circular, sharing, and collaborative economy, SMEs and cultural heritage.
Before joining VVA, he worked as an Assistant Policy Advisor European Affairs at the European Historic Houses Association in Brussels and as Programme Assistant at the EUROPAEUM in Oxford. He further completed a Bluebook Traineeship in the Sport Unit of DG EAC in the European Commission.
Richard holds a BA in History from the University of Groningen and an MA in European History and Civilisation from Leiden University, as well as an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe, where he specialised in the Major ‘The EU as a global actor’. Next to his mother tongues Dutch and Frisian, he speaks English, French, and German and is currently learning Russian.
His hobbies include reading, art and travelling.