Kevin Steeves, Director

Kevin was appointed the first Director of EIN in June 2017. At EIN, he leads the office in Strasbourg and directs EIN’s organisational development and implementation of the annual programme of activities. Before joining EIN, Kevin was Head of the Director’s Office at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. There he supported the Director in managing the institute, developing new research and policy initiatives, and fundraising. He also worked a number of years for international organisations, including as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations; and as Political Affairs Adviser to the Head of the OSCE Mission to Croatia. While on special leave from the UN Secretariat, he was a fellow on justice and security at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael in The Hague, undertaking research and analyses on the rule of law and security sector reform in conflict and other fragile environments. Kevin holds a BA in Political Science and German from the University of British Columbia, an MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University, and a Master of Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy / University of Vienna.

Agnès Ciccarone, Finance and Events Officer

Agnès joined EIN in December 2017 as Finance and Events Officer. She supports the EIN Director in organising EIN activities and running the EIN secretariat. Before joining EIN, Agnès worked for the Assembly of European Regions, the biggest interregional network in the wider Europe. There she played a key role in strengthening AER as a main stakeholder for interregional cooperation by creating the AER Academic and Training Centre, a unique resource centre for regional decision-makers and one-stop shop on decentralisation in Europe.  As coordinator of this Centre, she contributed to a number of publications/ blogs specialised in the field of territorial governance, organised seminars and capacity-building sessions on good governance in a number of European regions, and took part as an expert in the work of the European Committee for Democratic Governance of the Council of Europe. In 2015 she coordinated a mission at the Council of Europe to implement a project aimed at strengthening local governance in Albania. Agnès holds a BA in history, and a Master degree in European law, international relations and foreign languages (English, German) of the University of Bath (UK) and the Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany).

Ramute Remezaite, Consultant

Ramute joined EIN in 2015 as a part-time consultant to help develop EIN's programmatic work with a particular focus on its advocacy, capacity-building and networking programmes. Ramute is a PhD Candidate at the School of Law, Middlesex University, researching compliance with judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in new member states of the Council of Europe. She also works as a legal consultant at the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, which litigates cases to the European Court of Human Rights from the former Soviet Union region.