REScoop.eu was legally set up in 2013 as a Belgian non-profit association (association sans but lucratif). Although officially based in Brussels, our premises are located in Berchem (Belgium), close to the station. Our address is REScoop.eu vzw | Posthoflei 3 bus 3 | 2600 Berchem.
Dirk Vansintjan | President
firstname.lastname@example.org | +32 486 39 22 12
Dirk Vansintjan is Belgian and holds the position of President. As one of the founding members of Ecopower - a Belgian renewable energy cooperative with 50,000 members - he is quite known in the European corridors. Dirk has been working in the renewable energy sector since 1985 and still pushes for energy democracy. He is responsible for community engagement.
Daan Creupelandt | Coordinator
email@example.com | +32 493 400 931
Daan is Belgian and holds the position of Coordinator. He used to work for Ecopower where he successfully managed the REScoop 20-20-20 project. Daan deals with the finances, the administration and HR. He coordinates our services and is the main contact for the projects CITYnvest and REScoop MECISE.
Stanislas d'Herbemont | Project Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org | +32 493 400 932
Stanislas - also known as Stan - is French and holds the position of Project Manager. Stan used to be the coordinator of Tournesol Microgrids, an organisation that supports decentralised energy systems throughout Europe. Stan is managing REScoop Plus, PV Financing and supports Vaiva on the management responsibilities in WiseGrid.
Urszula Papajak | Communication Officer
email@example.com | +32 493 400 935
Urszula - also known as Ula - is Polish and holds the position of Communication Officer. She used to live in Germany where she worked as translation and location manager at 350.org. Ula is responsible for our communication strategy, the WiseGRID communication plan and our digital storytelling.
Vaiva Indilaite | Project Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org | +32 493 400 934
Vaiva is Lithuanian and holds the position of project manager. She studied at MIT (USA) where she did her Masters’ in smart grid development management. Vaiva is responsible for the WiseGRID project and supports our work with her tremendous expertise on smart grid technology.
Josh Roberts | Advocacy Officer
email@example.com | +32 493 400 933
Josh Roberts is American and holds the position of Advocacy Officer. He used to work with ClientEarth and is one of the driving forces in the Community Energy Coalition. Josh takes the lead on our advocacy work.
Board of Directors
The board of directors is elected by the general assembly for 4-year terms. Members are eligible for re-election. The board takes important decisions related to policy, strategy and organisational planning. Board members control the budgets and supervise the coordinator. Their decisions are taken by absolute majority. The board currently consists of 4 members:
- Ecopower (Belgium) - represented by Dirk Vansintjan (president)
- SOM Energia (Spain) - represented by Gijsbert Huijink (vice-president)
- De Windvogel (Netherlands) - represented by Siward Zomer (secretary)
- Enercoop (France) - represented by Julien Noé (treasurer)
The general assembly includes all of our members, both full members and associate members. Full members have voting rights and are either individual REScoops or national or regional federations. Associate members do not have voting rights and are non-governmental organisations, related associations, companies or individual citizens. The general assembly respects the democratic voting principle of “one member, one vote”, and decisions are always taken by absolute majority. The general assembly has the following responsibilities:
- Adoption or modification of internal rules
- All decision exceeding the legal power of the board
- Approval or rejection of budgets and financial accounts
- Approval or dismissal of board members
- Discharge of liability of board members
- Amendments to the charter
- Approval or exclusion of federation members
- Dissolution of the organisation
REScoop.eu is a sector association of Cooperatives Europe, the European branch of the International Cooperative Alliance. Cooperatives Europe represents the voice of 160,000 cooperative enterprises and their 123 million members. European cooperatives provide sustainable jobs to 5.4 million citizens.
REScoop.eu is also member of the Community Energy Coalition in which we join forces with Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, BEUC, ClientEarth, Bankwatch, CAN Europe, Climate Alliance, Energy Cities, Housing Europe and WWF.