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The EFFRA Team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Association. It is the first point of contact for EFFRA members and stakeholders with an interest in the 'Factories of the Future' public-private partnership.


Executive Director

Željko Pazin

Željko is responsible for the daily management of EFFRA and for the implementation of the decisions taken by the Board of Directors. In addition, Željko manages the EFFRA team and coordinates the association's public affairs and public relations. Željko also directs membership relations.

T: +32 2 206 68 70



General Consultant

Chris Decubber

Chris is responsible for generating consensus on research and innovation priorities among the industrial and research community for the 'Factories of the Future' PPP. In addtion, Chris is also responsible for the monitoring the progress and outcome of the 'Factories of the Future' PPP, including the management of the EFFRA Innovation Portal. Chris also leads the deployment of innovation and knowledge transfer mechanisms.

T: +32 2 206 68 87



Head of Communications

Giulia Artibani 

Giulia is the Head of Communications responsible for EFFRA and 'Made in Europe' PPP communication. She is developing and implementing the EFFRA Communication Strategy, producing regular newsletter(s), maintaining, updating and managing EFFRA websites, social media channels and Innovation Portal. She is also coordinating the production of the marketing materials and she is taking care of the EFFRA and MiE visuals and Design. 





Innovation Adviser and Project Management 

Cornelia Amihalachioae

Cornelia is the Innovation Adviser and Project Management responsible in EFFRA. She provides moderation and results-based management inputs into a number of initiatives implemented under ”Made in Europe” PPP, as well as covers project monitoring activities, including KPI frameworks development and implementation, reporting etc.