Eva Van Passel works as media programme manager at the Evens Foundation, a public benefit foundation based in Antwerp, Belgium and with offices in Paris and Warsaw. The Evens Foundation initiates and supports sustainable projects, and awards biennial prizes, that contribute to the progress and strengthening of Europe based on cultural and social diversity. It has awarded the biennial Evens Prize for European Journalism since 2013 and for Media Education since 2009. The Evens Foundation is one of the initiating partners of Difference Day. In line with the Foundation’s mission, Eva coordinates a range of projects that foster quality of information and media literacy as crucial aspects in contemporary European citizenship.
Eva has extensive expertise in project management, implementation and research. Prior to taking up her current position in 2017, she spent almost 10 years at imec-SMIT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) as a researcher in the fields of digital culture and media, with expertise in regional, national and European projects. Eva graduated in Communication Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), for which she also spent one semester at Loughborough University (UK), and obtained an additional Master in Film studies and Visual Culture at the Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium).