Other Board Members
Director, European Institute of Education and Social Policy
Joint Editor, European Journal of Education
Project Coordinator, EIESP
Assistant Editor, European Journal of Education
Administrative and Financial Assistant, EIESP
Jean-Claude Ruano-Borbalan received his PhD in Social History from the University of Paris I Sorbonne. He is an academic and researcher with over 20 years experience and also has extensive experience as an editor and teacher / trainer. He is currently a researcher and honorary professor at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts - CNAM (Paris). His research experience covers the fields of anthropology, sociology and the theory of organisations; philosophy and political sociology; as well as the knowledge economy.
Francoise CROS is an honorary professor in the sciences of education at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (Paris, France). Her research and study in schools, curricular and school reforms, assessment of school systems and vocational training for teachers and trainers. She has already studied Latin America, the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Jerzy began his career as a mathematics teacher, subsequently joining the Ministry of National Education. He was instrumental in initiating Poland’s participation in the OECD’s INES, PISA, TALIS and PIAAC programmes as well as the International Education Association’s PIRLS and TIMSS. Jerzy served as Director General of the Polish Ministry in 1998 when an overall system reform of Polish education was launched. He has also led international research projects, including cross-curricular key competences and teacher education. Jerzy was a member of the European Commission High Level Group of Experts on Literacy. He is also a member of the Board of Education for Democracy Foundation.
Daniel is the Founding Chair and Executive Vice Chair of the Learning for Well-being Foundation, formerly the Education Foundation. As a healthcare entrepreneur, Daniel has always pursued a deeper understanding of human functioning. He has established, chaired or directed several healthcare businesses. He is also a Board member of the Evens Foundation, of EPTO (European Peer Trainers Organization).
Jaana Puukka is an international higher education expert with 20 years of experience in international, national and institutional level planning and evaluation. Before launching INNOVATION ENGAGE in France in 2013 she worked in the OECD Education Directorate for eight years, leading large-scale surveys and higher education reviews. In her new position, she advises the EC, OECD, World Bank as well as governments, universities and science park organizations.
Director European Institute of Education and Social Policy
Joint Editor European Journal of Education
Janet Looney is the director of the Institute of Education and Social Policy and the joint editor of the European Journal of Education. Ms. Looney has worked internationally as a consultant with several public and private sector organizations. Between 2002 and 2008, she worked at the OECD, leading two major international studies on assessment and evaluation. She was Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Management at the University of Washington (1996 – 2002), focusing on community development and urban education reforms. At the Institute, she also led the Progress Project to consider how we define, measure and promote progress. She began her career as a programme examiner in the Education Branch of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (1994-1996).
Project Coordinator EIESP
Gloria Arjomand is Project Coordinator at the EIESP which she joined in 2009. She has worked in the non-profit sector in the domains of public information and education. She has been involved for several years in Canada and France in a neighbourhood-based educational program aimed at strengthening literacy, decision-making and community-service skills among young people. Gloria has a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her dissertation focused on researching the effects of participatory projects in the school environment. She completed her Bachelor's degree at York University, Toronto in Political Science and International Studies. Gloria is fluent in both English and French.
Assistant Editor European Journal of Education
Susan Wiksten joined the Institute in 2019 as Assistant Editor to the European Journal of Education. She worked for many years with comparative and international education in both governmental and non-governmental organisations in France, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Canada and the United States. She has conducted research, edited, and instructed methods for comparative education research for a number of organisations including: the UCLA International Institute; the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning; the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development; the UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education; the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES); the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) and the Ministère de l'Éducation nationale in France. Key themes in her research are comparative and international education, teacher education, participation and Global Citizenship Education.
Susan Wiksten obtained a PhD in Education at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), a Master’s degree in Coopération international en éducation et formation at the University Paris V, as well as a Master’s degree in the humanities at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. She is fluent in English, Swedish, Finnish, Danish and French.
Administrative and Financial Assistant EIESP