Daniel is the Founding Chair and Chair of the Learning for Well-being Foundation, formerly the Education Foundation. From a young age onwards, Daniel took a great passion in a more holistic approach of human beings, education and health care.
As a healthcare entrepreneur, Daniel has always pursued a deeper understanding of human functioning. With diverse approaches encompassing tools and methodologies from the Western and Eastern cultures. He has established, chaired or directed several healthcare businesses ranging from biofeedback and cognitive behavioural therapy to tools for genetic diagnostics, cell therapy, glycol-protein mapping, finger printing and sequencing to medical devices. He is also a Board member of the Evens Foundation, of EPTO (European Peer Trainers Organization) and on the board of EIESP (European Institute for Education and Social Policy).
Daniel is married with two young children and currently living in The Netherlands. Send an email to Daniel
Ms. Evens is a leader in the fields of international business and philanthropy. As President of the Evens Foundation, she has worked to promote diversity, respect and tolerance in Europe by providing grants, organizing conferences, and recognizing worthy initiatives in culture and education. The Evens Foundation awards Prizes for Intercultural Education to contribute to European social integration.
Ms. Evens began a career in real-estate by starting a business in Paris dealing with property acquisition, renovation and resale. She has carried on real-estate investments internationally in places such as Belgium and France, and since 1997 has been manager of several real-estate companies and holdings in France. Before entering the business world, Ms. Evens worked in the arts. She trained at New York University’s cinema department from 1975-1977 and then worked as an assistant to a producer. From 1981-1985 she worked as a director of documentaries and video-art in Paris and Belgium.
Freek Noordman is a senior tax consultant for Pereira. Although he is an all-round professional, he mainly focuses on the planning of corporation and income tax of companies and private individuals. The clients are mainly international corporations and internationally operating private persons. ‘As a tax consultant, I am constantly challenged to solve relatively complex issues, and to find concrete solutions for complicated tax situations. I really enjoy bringing in my creativity in my work.’ Working at Pereira since: November 2008 Educational background: Tax law, University of Groningen. During his studies, Freek was the editor-in-chief of a tax journal, Forfaitair.
Maria Herczog has started working as the senior technical advisor of Better Care Network in November 2015. She is an economist and a sociologist with over 35 years of experience in teaching at university courses and in vocational training courses.
Maria has been playing an important role in the child protection reforms of Hungary and other transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe during the last almost three decades in different capacities, as a temporary scientific advisor of UNICEF, WHO, Council of Europe, national governments, and the EU. She has been also active in the building of the civil society in the CEE region, becoming the first Eastern European member of the executive board of IFSW for 6 years, later a board member of IFCO for two years. She was elected to the UNCRC Committee in 2006 and reelected in 2010, where she was the rapporteur of the Committee for the last 2 years. A founding member of Eurochild on behalf of the Family, Child, Youth Association operating in Hungary with her different leadership roles since 1993. She has been working as an elected member of the Management Board in 2009, and as president since 2010 in Eurochild.
Maria is currently the Director of Operations at the Evens Foundation. Before joining the Evens Foundation, she was the Director of Policy & Programmes and a member of the Leadership Team at the European Foundation Centre. The EFC is a Brussels-based international platform representing over 300 institutional foundations and corporate funders focusing on Europe and an eye towards improving the global philanthropic landscape. She has held senior positions at international associations for more than a decade.
Maria is currently a Board Member of The Learning for Well-being Foundation and also of Social Economy Europe, the voice of social business in the EU. She is a member of the Steering Committee of Community Living for Europe: Structural Funds Watch created by the Lumos Foundation and Co-Chair of GAP, UN-Habitat III philanthropy group. She also dedicates time to help as an Advisory Board Member of Belgium Play 4 Peace and as a correspondent in Belgium for the Olbios Network.
Maria started her career as a practising lawyer and is a Member of Madrid’s Bar. She graduated with a Law degree from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and the University of Aberystwyth (UK) in 1997, and she completed post-graduate studies in European Affairs Law at the University of Paris – Assas II (France) in 1999.
Aksa Ali is in her final year of higher education, pursuing a bachelors degree in Accountancy. Aksa is an activist for children and young people’s rights and has strongly advocated this in Scotland. She has worked closely with Young Scot, Scotland’s national youth information charity and served as a board member to promote intergenerational collaboration and race equality. As a young Scottish-Pakistani woman, she has a great passion for increasing awareness on ethnic-minorty struggles and campaigning for young people of colour.
Konstantinos Papachristou is studying politics and international studies at the University of Warwick. He is the founder of the 1st online think tank for teenagers in Greece, Teens4greece. He has also gained international experience by being a member of the Eurochild Children’s Council and the Child Advisory Team that was set up by Child Rights Connect. For his advocacy work for children rights he was also nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize of 2019. He is a member of the youth group working for Act2gether and in his own words : ‘ It’s a great pleasure to work with such an inspiring team of individuals that aim to change the world by inviting all generations to work together and create a just and sustainable world’. Additionally, he is currently developing Teens4world, a global initiative that young people can use to raise their voice.
Antri is studying law at the University of Glasgow and aspires to become a solicitor. She has been involved with the activities of Learning for Wellbeing for a few years now, and is interested in intergenerational collaboration, particularly with regard to peace-building and conflict
Miguel Chantelot is a student at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), pursuing a Bachelor’s in bioengineering. His passion lies in addressing inequalities within the educational system and recognizing the long-term effects such disparities can have on children. This commitment has been shaped by a lifetime of personal experiences, motivating him to advocate for the widespread adoption of the Learning for Wellbeing approach in schools worldwide, which he believes holds the key to helping resolve educational inequalities.