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Based in Brussels, the UIPI Secretariat is the executive body of UIPI in charge of public affairs, policy research, communication activities and administrative work of the association.
Director | European Affairs
Emmanuelle Causse is Director of European Affairs at UIPI. Emmanuelle joined UIPI in 2009 to settle the UIPI representation in Brussels. Since then, her role is to lead the Brussels office, act as a representative toward EU institutions and prepare as well as defend the positions of the organisation on all EU topics relevant for private property owners.
Emmanuelle started her career in EU Affairs in 2001, working for different organisations, including the European Parliament, a well-known European think tank, the Ile-de-France region representation in Brussels and a wide European umbrella association. She was also a researcher on EU policy at the Austrian Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS).
She graduated in Public Administration from the Institute of Political Sciences Toulouse (‘Sciences Po’), and has a Law Degree from the University of Toulouse, France. She also holds a Master Degree in EU Affairs from the University of Aalborg, Denmark. A French national, she is also fluent in English and German.
project and technical officer
Spyridon Pantelis is Project and Technical Officer at UIPI. Spyridon joined th Secretariat to support UIPI project activities and provide technical expertise. His tasks include the daily management of the projects on energy efficiency UIPI is involved in. As a civil engineer, he also contributes to strengthen UIPI knowledge on technical building aspects.
Spyridon graduated as a civil engineer from the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus and hold a M.Sc. in “Cities’ Sustainability” from Aalborg University of Copenhagen with a specialisation in circular economy and energy system analysis.
After graduation, Spyridon completed his internship at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as an energy planner, where he contributed to publications and in a capacity building program. He has also worked as a quality assurance inspector in construction industry and as project assistant for EU-funded projects in an NGO.
A Greek national, Spyridon speaks fluent English and some Danish and French.
Yolande Roekeloos took up the role of UIPI Office Manager in 2007 when the UIPI Head Office was transferred to Brussels. She has been working for the Belgian association of property owners for the past 15 years.