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
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
Senior Policy and Projects 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
Elisa van der Valk
Senior Project and Policy Officer
Elisa joined ICMC Europe in 2021 to work on SHARE projects focusing on the integration of newly arrived migrants and refugees in rural areas in Europe.
She previously worked in the field of migration management for international organisations, public bodies and NGOs in Belgium and Tunisia.
Elisa has an academic background in political sciences and in international and European affairs.
Languages: French, English, Dutch
Junior Project Officer
Marika joined ICMC Europe in 2020 to provide support to SHARE projects, mainly with regards to communication and knowledge sharing.
She previously worked on issues relating to integrated border management and migrant and refugee inclusion policies at the EU level in Spain and Belgium.
Marika has an academic background in political and social sciences, with a focus on migration and the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish and some Arabic