The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal asbl is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network.

Established in 2003 in Belgium as a non-profit, non-partisan association, the group is dedicated to making a positive contribution through cutting-edge research and by engaging political leaders and the public at large in a constructive exchange about the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.

Meet the Secretariat and Fellows

Mike Bracken
Senior Fellow, Digital Government
The Lisbon Council
Elisabeth Grosdhomme Lulin
Member, Governing Body, The Lisbon Council
Director-General, Paradigmes et caetera
Paul Hofheinz
President and Co-Founder
The Lisbon Council
Audrey Keukens
Adviser and Member, General Assembly
The Lisbon Council
Tjark de Lange
Treasurer and Co-Founder, The Lisbon Council
CEO, Kapp Nederland
Alessandro Leipold
Economic Counsellor
The Lisbon Council
Tom Loosemore
Senior Fellow Digital Government
The Lisbon Council
Chrysoula Mitta
Associate Director, Operations and Community Management
The Lisbon Council
Cristina Moise
Senior Researcher Head of Statistical Analysis
The Lisbon Council
Francesco Mureddu
The Lisbon Council
Charlotte van Ooijen
Senior Research Fellow, Digital Government
The Lisbon Council
David Osimo
Director of Research
The Lisbon Council
Laia Pujol
Research Fellow
The Lisbon Council
Nathan da Silva Carvalho
Project Manager and Research Associate
The Lisbon Council
Joeri van den Steenhoven
Principal Adviser and Member of the General Assembly, the Lisbon Council
Vice-President, Executive Board, Lid College van Bestuur
Elina Valtonen
Member, Governing Body, The Lisbon Council
Member, Parliament of Finland
Marcello Verona
Associate Director IT and Knowledge Platforms
The Lisbon Council


The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal asbl is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit association.

To view our statutes, Please click on the document below.



The Lisbon Council has a diversified funding base made up of grants, contracts and support from a wide array of organisations and agencies. We would particularly like to extend our gratitude to the European Commission and the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme, which supported projects that made possible roughly two-thirds of the Lisbon Council’s activities in 2020-2021. We are also grateful to the following organisations for partnership and collaboration: Accenture, Amazon, Apple, Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), Capgemini, Crédit Agricole Group, Deloitte, Facebook, Google, International Data Corporation (IDC), Public Digital, and the University of Lincoln.

The Lisbon Council is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan association. Support for the Lisbon Council’s activities does not constitute endorsement of any statement, view or initiative of the Lisbon Council or any of its associates.