Sound analysis, inspiring ideas
The decisions of private and public leaders impact our society on a local and global scale. This inspires us to provide our clients with sound research and concise consultancy to transform their ideas into practice.
Ecorys is a research based consulting firm with a global reach, providing technical assistance and capacity building in more than 100 countries. Ecorys was founded in 2010 by a consortium of European consultancy agencies with a policy research history dating back to 1929. Ecorys is the first dedicated policy research and consultancy company in Europe.

Key Experts

  • Viek Verdult

    CEO Ecorys Netherlands

    Viek has a trackrecord in public policy and management. He was HR director at the Rotterdam municipality , secretary general of the province of Zeeland, director of the Research Centre Europe 'Decentraal' (decentralized), the Centre for Public Labour Administration (CAOP ) and the Foundation for Public Manager of the Year.

  • Nora Plaisier

    Sector leader

    Nora has over 10 years experience in the field of international trade , competitiveness and private sector development . She has conducted important studies for both the Dutch market (Netherlands economy in 2030) and the European Union (Trade Sustainability Impact Assessments).

  • Carlien Scheele

    Senior Consultant

    Carlien has an solid background in human rights and gender equality, specifically to combat discriminiation and inequity. She has extensive laws and regulations in this area, both nationally (Dutch government) and international (European Union, Council of Europe and the UN).

  • Marten Vanden Bossche

    Practice leader

    Marten has over 25 years experience and has succesfully completed over 200 projects related to marine, maratiem and ports. He is an authority in this field and published books on this issues. He contributed to the improvement of the economic models for site and feasibility studies.

  • Wija Oortwijn

    Sector leader

    Wija has over 20 years of relevant professional experience in research and policy analysis on publich health and health care systems. She was a founding Board member of both the Dutch (NVTAG) and the International Society for Health Technology Assessment (HTAi).

  • Nicolai van Gorp

    Senior consultant

    Nicolai is lead consultant on telecommunications and telecom industry competition and regulation issues. On these topics he was a researcher and lecturer at the (technical) universities of Delft, Rotterdam , Maastricht and Dusseldorf.

  • Robert Haffner

    Sector leader

    Robert is an authority in the field of competition, regulation and competitiveness issues. He has advised companies, governments and non-governmental bodies in many sectors, recently he has specialised in issues related to food, waste, energy and re-use.

  • Atze Verkennis

    Practice leader

    Atze has an impressive trackrecord on strategical consultancy related to both in the domestic and the international market development. He has succefully accomplished many assigments as a program director on major technical assistantance and capacity building initiatives of the EU, UNDP and World Bank.

  • Emmanuel De Corte

    Sector leader

    Emmanuel has more than 12 years experience in the field of energy regulation and the development and expansion of electricity and gas markets . He is an expert in the field of development of renewable energy facilities , market and competition , and (de) regulation of energy markets.

  • Ferry Philipsen

    Market director

    Ferry is an expert in the field public sector reform, budget reform, public finance management, public expenditure reviews, intergovernmental fiscal relations, costing and evaluations. He has managed many development and cooperations programs related to these topics.

  • Reinout van Brakel

    Senior Consultant

    Reinout is the leading expert in the field of education and has performed many policy research and consultancy assignments for ministries, research centers, educational institutions and European institutions. On his blog 'onderwijsingrafieken' Reinout comments new statistics on education.

  • Paul Wymenga

    Practice leader

    Paul is an expert in the fields of Trade, Industry and Private Sector Development. He has a rich experience with research and policy formulation in his fields of specialisation (assignments at the chamber of commerce & Industry at Curacao, ministry of Industry of Indonesia).

Ecorys helps private and public leaders with the development, implementation and evaluation of public policy. We provide technical assistance and capacity building on national and international development and cooperation programs. All our consultants are specialist in research based consultancy on social, spatial and economic development.
Featured Expertise
Ecorys has served private and public clients in the Dutch home maket since 1929 on a broad range of policy assignments. Being the first research based consultancy company in Europe, we also have a solid track record on delivering development and cooperation programs for international clients. Please contact  us for further references or assignments.
Featured clients
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 13:14
Ecorys will participate in a lecture about Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) on 2nd July in Rotterdam. The lecture will be organised by The Rotterdam Port Promotion Council (RPPC) in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in The Hague...
Internationalisation in higher education
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:56
Ecorys, together with the International Association for International Education (EAIE), conducted the EAIE Barometer....
Families First study report published
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Ecorys has been working alongside Ipsos MORI to conduct a three year evaluation of the Families First programme, having...
Making a Diff Learning Booklet released
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:01
Ecorys UK hosted the Making a Difference for Vulnerable Families event in Birmingham last month. Ecorys UK, Big Lottery...
EU competition for accessible cities
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 11:07
Award ceremony organised in Brussels, David Blunkett in attendance. Former Cabinet Minister David Blunkett attended the...
Ecorys Netherlands is always looking for talented and professional individuals. When you are looking for opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge or seeking challenges to deploy your skills and experience, this is a great time to join us and work on a diverse and varied range of projects and contracts.

Offices Ecorys Netherlands

Rotterdam (Headquarters)

Watermanweg 44
3067 GG Rotterdam
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Postbus 4175
3006 AD Rotterdam

Tel  010 453 88 00
Fax 010 453 07 68


Rhijnspoorplein 18
1018 TX Amsterdam
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Fax 020 623 93 68

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