PROSAFE Office

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The PROSAFE Board is mandated to establish a PROSAFE Office to support the day-to-day running of the organisation.

Our Staff

Nicolaas Olie, Executive Director, took up his position in 2010. The Executive Director was appointed by and is accountable to the Board. He is responsible for the overall management of the Office and of the Joint Actions that are undertaken on a periodic and continual basis.

Ioana Zlotila has been with PROSAFE since 2010 and is now Deputy Executive Director, supporting Nicolaas Olie in the development and implementation of the organisation strategic plans and policies. She manages everyday functions of the office, providing leadership, direction and coaching the office staff. She also oversees the development of the Joint Actions throughout the entire project cycle from priority-setting and inception to the final acceptance by the European Commission, including monitoring the project budget and evaluation of the performance.

Maria Kies started working for PROSAFE in 2010 as an accountant. She is now a Financial Officer and is responsible for handling payments, managing the project records and receipts.  Maria also supports the financial administration of the projects and of the organisation.

Peter Mollenbrock started working for PROSAFE in 2010 as an external accountant and is now the Financial Officer in charge of the project and organisation financial administration. He supports the management in the preparation of project budgets, annual accounts, financial reporting and auditing for the Joint Actions.

Rui Jorge Carneiro started working for PROSAFE in 2015 as a trainee and is now the Assistant to the Deputy Director. Rui is in charge of the project administrative tasks, project correspondence, project filing system, organisation of project meetings and conferences, technical support, drafting and maintaining project documents and managing the schedule of the Deputy Director.

Sonja Brehonnet Linnea started working for PROSAFE in the end 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. Sonja in charge of the administrative tasks, mail registration, document processing, project correspondence, project filing system, meetings support.

Nicolas Verheylewegen started working for PROSAFE in January 2018 as a Junior Project and Communication Officer. Nicolas develops and disseminates communication materials and publications that increase the visibility of our projects among market surveillance authorities, the European Commission and stakeholders. Other responsibilities include social media content creation, e-learning, website development and content management, media support for events and conferences, and assisting the project management team. 

Collaborators

PROSAFE also engages a number of thirteen consultants to provide expertise and to effectively support the work and facilitate the various Joint Actions and their activities.

For further information on how to contact the Office, please click here.

General Assembly

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PROSAFE Members form part of the General Assembly of PROSAFE to which observers may also be invited. The General Assembly shall appoint a Board which oversees the day-to-day management of the organisation and ensures that PROSAFE is run on a non-profit basis.
The General Assembly (GA) is responsible for approving, disapproving or amending the Strategic and Financial Plans of PROSAFE as recommended by the Board.

The GA meets twice a year to discuss issues related to market surveillance and product safety. Of particular importance is the informal nature of sharing and discussion with respect to non-compliant products found within the market during that periods in between the meetings, especially those which have just entered the market or which may be border-line cases.

In order to become a PROSAFE Member, you need to be an officer involved in market surveillance from a country member of the Council of Europe. Please email your application to the PROSAFE Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. attaching a cover letter (including your contact details) and a description of your organisation. Membership is free!

Joint Actions

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PROSAFE coordinates various Joint Market Surveillance Actions every year co-funded by the European Commission. Click on the Joint Action Menu below to get more information on the various areas focused upon