Team members

Michel Debruyne

is senior advisor at and coordinates the informal network of the ‘Alliances to Fight Poverty’ and is responsible for developing position papers, policy briefs and publications of the Alliance to Fight Poverty.

From 2015 till March 2019 Michel Debruyne was network coordinator of the H2020 project RE-InVEST.

Till February 2021 he also coordinated the REC H2020 project REGAL. Michel Debruyne is now general coordinator of OPPORTUNITIES and team leader of the methodological work, the qualitative work as well as the art based translation.

Sofie Put

is currently working as European relations coordinator for
She is now project manager of the OPPORTUNITIES project for is an important Flemish co-operative organisation with the objective to emancipate workers and the more vulnerable in society in a spirit of human rights. It is the umbrella organisation of a network of trade unions, socio-cultural organizations, health insurance organizations and welfare organizations, and uses this network and the network of volunteers and professionals in order to reach its objectives.

On the European level, has set up the informal network ‘Alliances to Fight Poverty' as a coalition between different stakeholders (academics, trade unions, social organisations, grassroot organizations).

Next to this coalition, has taken the lead in coalitions on civil society, on poverty reduction, on climate change, on mobility and so on. was the network coordinator of the H2020 project RE-InVEST (grant agreement number 649447) where the crossing of knowledge, initiated by the ‘Alliance to Fight Poverty’ was at the core.

Since 2019, coordinated the DG Citizenship REC project REGAL (grant agreement number 831596) seeking aspirations for a genuine worklife balance for precarious women at work. will be responsible for the general management of the overall OPPORTUNITIES project. Plus, will be leader of WP1, 3 and 6, and principal responsible for the cross-talks (both methodology and coordination field work).

Finally, will be involved in WP2, 7, 8 in order to guarantee the link between the cross-talks, theoretical foundations, art work and dissemination and the different participants of the consortium involved.