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Twan

De Bruijn

Validated Lead Expert

Generic Skills

B.1. Understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development: 
Education: holder of a Graduate in Marketing and a Post Graduate from the Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool (Flemish Business School in Brussels), specialization International Business & European Policies including territorial development. Professional Experience in the City of Heerlen as a policy officer on integrated economic – spatial developments & policies. Broad experience as a project leader on EU co financed economic-spatial projects with responsibility for drawing up the plans, finding developers & (EU)funding, contracting & implementation. Program management experience on 3 integrated, financially substantial programs under the Dutch big cities policies, dealing in an integrated way with social, spatial & economical developments. Secretary of the URBAN II program. The development of INTERREG IIIB NWE projects like ‘Mine Water’. Professional experience as the Head of International Affairs in the city of Eindhoven dealing with lobbying, networking and project- & program development and public affairs both on European & International level. In this position responsible for over 25 project developments and implementation in Eindhoven under programs like INTERREG B & C, FP 6 & 7, Urbact and Horizon2O2O. Key roles in networks as Living Labs Global/Citymart, Luci Association, Eurocities and ERRIN Brussels Member of the Dutch delegation of the Steering Committee INTERREG IIIB & IVB North West Europe (2000-2012).
B1. Assessment: 
1: The candidate has more than 2 years' experience with urban development and a broad understanding of this subject.
B.2. Understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level: 
Ample experience of transnational way of working as a member of the Dutch delegation in the Steering Committee INTERREG IIIB North West Europe on behalf of the Dutch big cities (2000-2006). Member of the drafting working group of the INTERREG IVB program, with a special focus on the Innovation Priority. This continued as a membership of the Steering Committee of the INTERREG IVB program (2006-2012). The work of the Steering Committee in itself is truly transnational by nature. As a head of the International Department of the City of Eindhoven, responsible for international public affairs, networking, drafting and implementation of over 25 projects under URBACT, INTERREG A, B, C, FP 6 and 7 and Horizon 2020. In participative roles on different levels in a lot of networks like Eurocities, LUCI Association and ERRIN. Besides this responsible for 5 sister city relationships throughout the world with each a multi annual program.
B2. Assessment: 
1: The candidate has ample transnational experience with more than 5 projects for exchange and learning.
B.3. Proficiency in English: 
Chairing meetings of international forums, platforms and projects in Eindhoven 2004 -2015 in the role of Head of International Affairs. In 2007 e.g. chairing and moderating the annual general meeting of the LUCI Association in Eindhoven, as well as the Leipzig meeting for drafting the Leipzig charter on urban lighting. Member of international forum discussions like Living Labs Global Cities Forum, Citymart.com, Lisbon and Europe 2020 forum. (Co-)Drafting policy papers as the Leipzig charter on urban lighting, the Innovation priority of the INTERREG IVB NWE program, positioning papers of ERRIN Brussels and Eurocities. (Co-) Drafting the INTERREG IVB North West Europe program. (Co-) Drafting & final editing European funded projects under INTERREG A, B, C, FP and Horizon 2020. Drafting reports like within the Urbact I project STRIKE & FP6 project CROSS WORKS the Eindhoven chapter. In the Public Affairs role representing the City of Eindhoven abroad or upon receiving international delegations, holding speeches & doing presentations.
B3. Assessment: 
1: The candidate indicated proficiency in English.

Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities:

C.3.1. Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers: 
http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/archive.html?viewConference=7285&catId=6744 please look under Twan de Bruijn in my role as Chair, ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network), Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands; video and presentation available. Defending the ERRIN point of view to have more possibilities for cities and regions to step on board of RTD funds. A short statement about the Living Labs Global Association initiative and the participation benefits for cities from around the world during the LLGA. https://vimeo.com/68206742 https://www.flickr.com/photos/interlace-invent/8758989156/in/set-72157633569616175 https://www.flickr.com/photos/interlace-invent/8758982532/in/set-72157633569616175 Explaining during an interactive workshop the local benefits of participating in transnational projects under INTERREG IVB NWE and showcasing positive impact on the local territory and how local actors can use NWE projects together to achieve local impact. http://nweannualevent2012.mediacompany.com/fileadmin/Data/pdf/Related_documents_workshops/case_study_Eindhoven.pdf
C3.1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provided valid examples of communicating complex concepts to non-English speakers through a good communication approach.
C.3.2. Ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants: 
Within the ECCE Innovation project a guide for local authorities on the needs for support of clusters in creative industry. An analyzing framework for assessing the position of cities in knowledge economy as a result of STRIKE project. A framework for analyzing the position of organizations on European affairs.
C3.2 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than two relevant examples that demonstrate the ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants to enable comparison, exchange, peer review, etc. It is not clear what "An analyzing framework" means.
C.3.3. Ability to capture learning for participants to take away: 
ELAt-project (Interreg IIIB NWE) – ‘Engineering the Future’ a strategy document. STRIKE (URBACT I) – ‘Strike report: Strategies for Towns and Regions in the Knowledge Economy’ The FP 6 Project Cross Works final report.
C3.3 Assessment: 
1: Provided less than two relevant examples that demonstrate the ability to capture learning for participants to take away. However, this is visible throughout the whole application.
C.3.4. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages: 
Local policy papers with policy messages and choices to be made are at the heart of the responsibilities of a head of International Affairs in Eindhoven; Recently finished the policy paper on awareness of & world citizenship (‘Eindhoven en de wereld, de wereld in Eindhoven’) . Finalized positioning papers from networks like ERRIN Brussels on the ‘synergy’ discussion between EU funding. Contributions to the COGITA project (Interreg IVC) CSR manual. The STRIKE project (URBACT I) report on Strategies for Towns and Regions in the Knowledge Economy.
C3.4 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provided two relevant examples.
Summary Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities: 
Involvement in the development, design and implementation of over 25 transnational projects & networks over the last 25 years in INTERREG B&C, Urbact, FP 6&7 and Horizon 2020 on a wide range of topics. Several on innovation policies, innovation in sectors and on urban development issues. Like the ELAt Project under INTERREG IIIB dealing with transnational innovation. Ample understanding of methodologies & designing conceptual frameworks for exchange of knowledge as well as learning from other parties and putting them in the local context into praxis: even transferred them to the South African city of Emfuleni, a sister city of Eindhoven . Experienced as organizer, speaker or moderator of events, as often asked to participate in forum discussions during (high)level events like Research Connection of DG Research and the Annual General Meeting of LUCI Association in Eindhoven. Through the ‘Management Drives’ assessment tool identified as a leader driven by vision and goals & results but primarily logic through the human factor i.e. people management. As head of the international department in Eindhoven, giving guidance to a 12 people strong team of professionals working solely on international affairs including (European) networks & projects and in a transnational context. Editor of (parts of) reports, guides and presentations in different projects, some on a specialized topic like Innovation. Experienced with (co-)drafting positioning papers and pre
Assessment: 
The candidate meets the criteria regarding the expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities. The provided summary is to the point.

Thematic expertise:

Theme / Policy: 
Research, Innovation and Knowledge Economy
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Professional involvement in the organization of the Eindhoven Brainport development organization and as such responsible on city level for the start & implementation of the Eindhoven – Leuven- Aachen triangle, shaping the content & organization of the collaboration of triple helix corporations amongst actors in 3 countries. Involvement in transnational European projects like ELAt under INTERREG IIIB, FP6 project CROSS WORKS. Organization of cluster projects like INTERREG IVB projects ‘Proud’ on design, ‘ProFit’ on sports & technology and ‘ECCI Innovation’ on creative industry. Profound knowledge through (co-)drafting policy papers and reports on RTD policies & knowledge economy in cities. Implementation of precompetitive public procurement as an instrument & driver for innovation by fostering participation in 3 projects under FP7: - Delivery on the co designed Smart Cities and Innovation policies of Eindhoven through fostering development & implementation of projects under Horizon 2020 - Smart Cities Lighthouse project ‘Triangulum’ with Eindhoven participation - Roadmaps for Energy project with Eindhoven participation Membership of networks of expertise on innovation: - Brainport International Programm: European round table of stakeholders from the triple helix - Living Labs Global Association/ Citymart - ERRIN Associotian: European Regions for Research and Innovation, presiding activities - ELAt steering group
D1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate has more than 2 years’ experience professional experience with the selected theme.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Design of the theoretical frameworks like for the Strike project under Urbact. Identifying & designing building blocks for cooperation, LOI’s e.g. the ELAt cooperation between Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen and Strategy; Making frameworks & elements for local innovation and smart city policies, plans or programs at local level. Identifying & providing building blocks / papers on enabling factors for innovation as ICT, big and open data and public procurement. Designing in depth exchange programs while identifying & assessing relevant stake holders at local level.
D2 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than two relevant example that demonstrate the ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved. (The examples are not concrete enough.)
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
- STRIKE report: Strategies for towns and regions in the knowledge economy under URBACT I; drafter of the theoretical framework & co editor. - CROSS WORKS report under FP6 on Cross boarder RTD strategies in the ELAt & Helsinki-Tallinn context; co drafting the final report and drafting the exchange report with Waterloo Canada - Contribution to the INTERREG IVB project ECCI INNOVATION with the findings on the role of public procurement. - Divers power point presentations and prezi presentations
D3 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provided valid examples.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Within the ELAt consortium a role in designing the INTERREG IIIB project including the WP: Communication Strategy. With the ELAt Innovation Strategy: “Engineering the Future” as an output used throughout NWE Program at several high level events (Europe Innova) as a model of effective triple helix cooperation. Promoting and defining the design management award within the communication strategy during the drafting of the ADMIRE FP6 project in Eindhoven. Promoting the idea of clustering projects within NWE in the Steering Committee and as a result a more strategic approach through bundling in ‘Strategic projects’. These strategic projects are about capitaliz
D4 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provided valid examples.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Profound knowledge on Innovation ecosystems and strategies for research, innovation and knowledge economy due to: - involvement in international benchmark and (comparative) studies like from universities, Eurocities, URBACT I and OECD - (co-)drafting and implementation of more generic European projects on research, innovation & knowledge economy like for the Eindhoven – Leuven –Aachen triangle. - (co-)development of transnational projects under INTERREG B & C and FP for innovation in sectors like design (PROUD), sports & technology (PROFIT), public lighting (BLISS, PLUS), healthy aging (RECAP) Experienced with the organization of innovation ecosystems such as in the Eindhoven Brainport agenda and on the transnational level of Eindhoven–Leuven-Aachen triangle. Implementation of precompetitive public procurement as an instrument driver for innovation by fostering participation in 3 projects under FP7 Delivery of Smart Cities and Innovation policies of Eindhoven through fostering development & implementation of projects under Horizon 2020 for instance in the Smart Cities Lighthouse project ‘Triangulum’ with Eindhoven participation. Shaping & co drafting INTERREG IVB strategic cluster projects like “Synaptic”, capitalizing & communicating the aggregated know how of individual projects. Membership of international networks of expertise on innovation like ------WebKitFormBoundaryWLbrkf67qSAJa32F Content-Disposition: form-data; name="title" De Bruijn
Assessment: 
The candidate meets 3 out of 4 criteria and should be validated for this theme. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV.
Theme / Policy: 
Local Governance
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Profound knowledge of local governance systems. Professional involvement in the organization of the Eindhoven Brainport development organization and as such responsible on city level for the start & implementation of the Eindhoven – Leuven- Aachen triangle, shaping the content & organization of the collaboration of triple helix corporations amongst actors in 3 countries. As a result also involved in comparative studies by the OECD and Euricur and Eurocities on these governance models. At city level of Eindhoven directing the turn over of the organization due to the new methods and ways of working, as result of the Smart Cities Lighthouse ‘Triangulum’ under Horizon 2020. At city level of Eindhoven re shaping the public procurement as a tool for innovation through participation in 3 FP7 projects on precompetitive public procurement (Solid State Lighting Erate; Enigma – Silver) In the city of Heerlen drafting and implementing in a role as coordinator, the policy cycle from the national policy for big cities and fine tuning the instruments like self analysis and monitor. For the URBACT II program (2000 -2006 ) which I co-drafted, I have been program secretary from 2000-2004. The national policy and EU guidelines required a different way of governance. The contracts for the programs with the province (€9 million), national government (€52 million) and the European Commission (€ 12 million) have been drafted and implemented by me as coordinator.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate has more than 2 years’ experience professional experience with the selected theme.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Design of the Eindhoven – Leuven – Aachen cooperation agreement as basis of the triple helix led ELAt project under INTERREG IIIB NWE. Draft of the new ways of cooperation at local level between local authority – SME’s – citizens platforms/ESCO’s in the Smart Cities Lighthouse project ‘Triangulum’ under Horizon 2020 and translating these to a new partnerships under development for the current Smart Cities Lighthouse call. Identifying & designing building blocks for cooperation, LOI’s e.g. the ELAt cooperation between Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen and Strategy; Making frameworks & elements for local innovation and smart city policies, plans or programs at local level. Identifying & providing information on enabling factors for innovation as ICT, big and open data and public procurement. Designing in depth exchange programs while identifying & assessing relevant stake holders at local level.
D2 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than two relevant example that demonstrate the ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved. (The examples do not seem relevant/clear enough.)
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
- STRIKE report: Strategies for towns and regions in the knowledge economy under URBACT I; drafter of the theoretical framework & co editor. - CROSS WORKS report under FP6 on Cross boarder RTD strategies in the ELAt & Helsinki-Tallinn context; co drafting the final report and drafting the exchange report with Waterloo Canada - Presentations on the Eindhoven governance model on European Public Affairs for national and foreign public organizations on different occasions e.g. the Flemish communities organization.
D3 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provided valid examples.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
- Within the ELAt INTERREG IIIB project framing the effective triple helix governance model of EIndhoven and having this benchmarked in studies like OECD, Euricur and presented to international audience. - A new interactive model for pre competitive public procurement as a result of the SPEA project under FP7; Upon (co-) drafting the dissemination strategy with the communication specialist, extra effort has been put in on line streaming local stakeholder meetings. The project has been taken on board in the standard kit of the (vice-)mayor in all public (inter)national on Smart Cities & Innovation related PR activities like speeches, forum discussions, panels a.s.o. It is a best practice for the Dutch national task force on public procurement as well.
D4 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provided valid examples.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Profound knowledge of different governance models for local authorities both in independent structures like triple helix organizations, living labs but also of policy life cycles in the local organizations. Knowledge of designing and implementing policy life cycle instruments on local level and of implementation bugs. Involved international benchmark and (comparative) studies like from universities, Eurocities, URBACT I and OECD. Experienced with the organization of innovation ecosystems such as in the Eindhoven Brainport agenda and on the transnational level of Eindhoven – Leuven -Aachen triangle. Implementation of precompetitive public procurement as an instrument driver for innovation and organizational change through 3 projects under FP7. Delivery of Smart Cities and Innovation policies of Eindhoven through fostering development & implementation of projects under Horizon 2020 for instance in the Smart Cities Lighthouse project ‘Triangulum’ with Eindhoven participation.
Assessment: 
The applicant meets the criteria (3 out of 4) and should be validated for this theme. The main professional experience of Mr. de Bruijn is as a civil servant in the municipalities of Heerlen and Eindhoven. He has been the Programme secretary of the URBACT II programme 2000-2004 in the city of Heerlen. Thus, he has a deep knowledge on the implementation of national/international projects and policies on a local level. The provided summary is to the point.

Expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing & delivering integrated and participatory policies

E.1. Knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices : 
In my role of coordinator in Heerlen of the national policy for big cities, involvement of the stake holders had been guaranteed by a local stakeholder platform from the start, but also in an interactive way while drafting the self analysis and during the visitation. As well as a plenary feed back on the visitation report. For the URBAN II program I have been program secretary; The URBAN II program stakeholders had their place in the steering and monitoring committee. Their involvement has been during drafting – implementing – evaluating the program.
E.1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate has provided two relevant activities that demonstrates knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices, including proactive outreach to different stakeholders, mediation of interests and community dialogue.
E.2. Knowledge on integrated approach for the design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies: 
As a co-drafter of the INTERREG IIIB ELAt project I introduced a work package on benchmarking and mapping exercises, which has been applied over a period expanding the life time of the project, in the 3 regions involved. The national policy for big cities for which I was in Heerlen coordinator, entailed a model for self analysis and visitation as well as a monitor on outcome. I have been involved on national level in the design of the monitor and the evaluation and refinement of the self analysis and visitation tool, which I have implemented in the city of Heerlen on a local level. The outcome of the monitor has been input for the Urban Audit by the European Commission for over 15 years now.
E.2 Assessment: 
1: The candidate has provided one relevant activity that demonstrates knowledge on integrated approach for the design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable urban strategies/policies. This can be inferred from his CV as well.
E.3. Awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level: 
News alerts and newsletters of divers (national & international) organizations dealing with urban policies and program secretariats; following tweeds & linked-in groups. Member of divers networks dealing with (European) cities policies and short lines with officers of networks like Eurocities, ERRIN Brussels, LUCI association., EUKN Participation in activities of networks and events like kick offs, match making events and year events e.g. on program level like INTERREG VB NWE, INTERREG Europe by pitching, presenting or drafting of a paper. Participation in trainings on programs. Personal contacts and individual meetings through a large personal network; contacts include EU policy officers, heads of units and EP-members.
E.3 Assessment: 
1: The candidate has provided several examples that demonstrate his awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level.
E.4. Ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities: 
Extensive knowledge on integrated approaches for urban policies as designer of several policy papers on city level in Heerlen and Eindhoven. In Heerlen amongst other the drafting & implementation on local level of the national big cities policy with an integrative approach on social, economic and spatial challenges. This through financially substantive multi annual programs financed by national and regional level as well as an URBACT II program. The national policy prescribed the implementation of a policy cycle of self analyzing & applying a visitation tool, drafting a vision document & a multi annual program with a monitor for outputs and outcome. This I organized and worked on in my role as coordinator for big cities policy in the City of Heerlen and held the responsibility for implementation of the programs. For the URBACT II program which I co-drafted I was program secretary from 2000-2004.
E.4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has provided several activities that demonstrate his ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities so as to ensure consistency in the design and delivery of integrated and participatory policies across participants in transnational projects.
Summary Expertise: 
Through the function of coordinator in Heerlen of the national policy for big cities, wide knowledge gained on policy learning as this has been designed and implemented in Heerlen. This policy cycle consisted of drafting a vision and an integrated program on social, economic and spatial issues, delivering output thus influencing outcome which has been monitored through a self analysis and visitation process as well as a quantified monitor. This monitor is still feeding the Urban Audit of the European Commission. The self analysis report led to intervention actions in the policies. The big city policy program was implemented through a substantial financial national and provincial multi annual contract. Annex to these 2 contracts, acting as program secretary of the URBAN II program, responsible for drawing up and implementation the program 2000-2006. The whole policy for big cities as well as the URBAN II program urged for intensive stakeholder involvement during the whole life cycle of these programs. In order to keep updated on current Urban & EU policies, keeping all kinds of (digital) channels open, acting as an active member of divers networks dealing with (European) urban policies and short lines with officers of networks like Eurocities, ERRIN Brussels, LUCI association, EUKN and actively participating through presentations, speeches, discussion forums, policy papers and a vast personal network with short lines to national, EU officers and EP members.
Assessment: 
The candidate meets the criteria (4 out of 4) for expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing and delivering integrated and participatory policies and should be therefore validated for E. However, the main experience of Mr. de Bruijn is as a civil servant in the municipalities of Heerlen and Eindhoven. Thus, he has a deep knowledge on the implementation of local policies in his home country and more limited experience in transnational projects. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV.

Informations

Residence location:
Netherlands
Languages:
Dutch - Mother tongue
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Email:
twan@euquest.eu

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