Sound analysis, inspiring ideas
The decisions of private and public leaders have impact on 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 2000 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

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Laura Birkman

    Senior consultant

    Laura is an expert in the field of security and innovation. With over 13 years of experience in both government and consulting, Laura is specifically qualified to work on policy challenges at the intersection of the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Her current area of specialisation is disaster risk and crisis management, for which she leads multiple projects related to emergency preparedness, resilience and response.

  • Marien van Riessen

    Director NL
  • 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.

  • RIk van Terwisga

    Sector leader Water & Regional Economics

    Rik is an experienced strategic consultant in the water industry in –and outside the Netherlands. He was involved in the development of strategic perspectives and organisational changes. Improving people and organisations: that’s his passion.  Prior to his employment at Ecorys, Rik was CEO of a drinking water supply company and managing director of a consultancy firm. Moreover, he is a member of the hospital’s Supervisory Board.

  • 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 market 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
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On 4 March 2016, the European Commission (DG Connect) published the final report of the study on the exposure of minors to alcohol advertising on linear and non-linear audio-visual media services and other online services, including a content...
Market model electricity market
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 16:18
Currently, investments in renewables far exceed investments in conventional generation in the Netherlands and other...
Airborne wind energy systems
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 16:30
On behalf the European Commission, Ecorys will study the potential of the emerging energy technology Airborne Wind...
Conference Regional Development Armenia
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 13:17
On July 19the the final conference of the EU-funded project ‘Preparation of Actions in Regional Development in...
Ecorys prepares flood risk management
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 09:29
On behalf of the World Bank, a consortium with Ecorys will prepare a study and investment plan for flood management in...
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