Netherlands

Veerle Bastiaanssen

Veerle Bastiaanssen is a consultant at Technopolis Group, based in the Amsterdam office. Veerle has an interest in policy research and a background in both qualitive and quantitative research methods, such as interviews, document analysis, surveys, data-analysis and workshops.

Currently, Veerle is working on several studies at the EU, national and regional level. For example, she is contributing to the study on the barriers and opportunities in the opening of energy databases for the European Commission, for which, she undertook several case studies. On the national level, she was involved in the evaluation of the Dutch intellectual property policy for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. On the regional level, she is contributing to a feasibility study of the CO2-reduction goals for the province of Noord-Brabant.

Veerle holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Organisational Sciences from Utrecht University with a minor in Journalism. After her bachelor, she studied for a master’s degree in Governance and Management of Complex Systems at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She interned at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in the department tasked with the Energy Transition. Her master thesis was focused on governmental collaboration to replace fossil fuels in the heating of existing houses.

Veerle is fluent in both English and Dutch.