Meet the Team

Petra Hueck


Petra Hueck is the director of ICMC Europe in Brussels, Belgium. Since taking up this role in 2005, Petra has been responsible for co-developing the European Resettlement- and SHARE networks, steering European advocacy, research and program activities in migration and asylum. In this capacity, Petra frequently presents at European and global policy-making conferences and platforms. Prior to joining ICMC, Petra has worked for several years as a Program Manager for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Latin America and the Caribbean. Petra holds a degree in International Law from the University of Utrecht, as well as a degree in Social and Cultural Sociology from the University of Leuven.

Languages: Dutch, English, French, Spanish.





Mary Emily Farnsworth

Grants Manager

Mary Emily joined ICMC Europe in 2020 and supports the organisation through the financial management of all project grants and reporting. She previously worked as an accountant and then in the refugee resettlement sector in the U.S., before transitioning to an international focus on development and migration, where she worked in Ethiopia, Chad, Malawi, and now Belgium. Mary Emily has an academic background in Accounting, with a masters in International Development & Migration. 

Languages: English, some French







Gabriela Agatiello

Senior Policy and Project Officer

Gabriela Agatiello joined ICMC Europe in 2021 and leads the organisation’s work on refugee sponsorship.  She previously worked on EU policy and advocacy related to social inclusion, migrants’ integration, and labour rights for Eurodiaconia and PICUM.  Before moving to Europe she worked in the migrant and refugee settlement sector in Canada and in research and community development in Latin America. Gabriela holds a master’s degree in political science and social work and a post-graduate diploma in migration management. 

Languages: English, Spanish, French and some Italian







Andrea Soler Eslava 

Senior Policy and Project Officer

Andrea joined ICMC Europe in 2021 and leads the organisation’s work  on refugee and migrant rural integration. She previously worked in the field of migrant and refugee reception and (re)integration in Côte d’Ivoire, France, Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina within IOM and several NGOs. She also worked on strengthening local and national migration management capacities in Côte d’Ivoire. Prior to this, she worked as a consultant on business, corporate social responsibility and human rights issues in France. Andrea has an academic background in Political Science, with a Master’s Degree in International Migration and Public Policies from the London School of Economics.

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Catalan






Juliette Benet

Communications and Outreach Officer - Institutional partnerships

Juliette joined ICMC in 2021. She co-leads the communication and outreach team with a focus on institutional partnerships. She is also the ICMC Europe focal point for the SPRING project. She has previously worked with NGOs in the field of internal displacement as an analyst for the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) and before that in the field of child protection in Greece with refugees, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. She has also worked with the European CommissionDG ECHOin the sector of humanitarian security. She holds a Master's degree in International Humanitarian Law and Action and a post-graduate diploma in Human Rights Protection.

Languages: English, French, some Italian, some Spanish






Sonia Devaux

Communications and Outreach Officer - Civil Society networks

Sonia joined ICMC Europe in 2021. She is co-leading the communications and outreach team with a focus on civil society networks. She is also working on the organisation's strategy for the participation of migrants and refugees. Sonia previously worked in advocacy and communications for a feminist organisation in France and in research for a Human Rights organisation in Morocco. She holds a Bachelor in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bath, and a Master in International Migration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics.

Languages: English, French, Italian, some Spanish







Anna Coulibaly 

Project Assistant

Anna joined ICMC in 2021 and assists the organisation's work on refugee sponsorship. She previously worked on EU asylum and migration as a policy and liaison officer for ICMPD. Anna has an academic background in Law and Legal Studies.

Languages: English, German, French, some Spanish