The ESCF has been established and co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Genio (Ireland), the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany) and the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium). Genio is the project coordinator.
ESCF Partner Leads
  • Madeleine Clarke
    Founding Executive Director, Genio
  • Silke Breimaier
    Senior Manager to the Board of Management, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Stefan Schäfers
    Head of European Affairs, King Baudouin Foundation
ESCF Advisory Group

Bairbre Nic Aongusa
Title: Assistant Secretary General
Organisation: Government of Ireland - Department of Rural and Community Development
Country: Ireland

Nicole Traxler
Title: Lead Social Innovation
Organisation: ERSTE Foundation
Country: Austria​

Alfonso Lara Montero
Title: Chief Executive
Organisation: European Social Network (ESN)
Country: Belgium​

David Stead
Title: Executive Director of Philanthropy and Development
Organisation: Charities Aid Foundation
Country: UK

Pieter Oostlander
Title: Fund Manager
Organisation: Si2 Fund
Country: The Netherlands

​Franz Karl Prüller
Title: Senior Advisor to the Board
Organisation: ERSTE Foundation
Country: Austria

Clementine Blazy
Title: Head of Investment
Organisation: France Active
Country: France​

Zoran Puljic
Title: Director
Organisation: Mozaik Foundation
Country: Bosnia​

Michael Fembek
Title: Programme Manager
Organisation: Essl Foundation
Country: Austria

Aleksandra Dmitruk
Title: Deputy Director, European Social Fund Department
Organisation: Polish Ministry of Economic Development
Country: Poland


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