About us

We are seriously creative

We’re dreamers and problem solvers. In everything we do, we combine imagination and outside-the-box thinking with evidence-based approaches and a getting-things-done mindset. Our work bridges strategy, content and delivery. Supported by our in-house strategic, editorial, content, digital and design experts, we deliver tailored communications for public institutions, NGOs and R&I actors on a wide range of sustainable topics.

Our solutions

Our values

Imagining tomorrow

We make the case for sustainability by telling powerful stories. We find out what makes your audience tick and speak their language. We craft narratives that go beyond “consuming less” and “cutting back” to show ways of consuming better, revealing exciting opportunities and creative possibilities.

Thought-provoking design

We want to stop people strolling and scrolling, to make them think, care, and take action. That’s why we are always looking for eye-catching creative angles but never put style before content.

Strategic expertise

Strategy underpins everything we do. We’re experts in audience analytics and draw on behavioural insights to inspire change. Our content team keeps up with the policy context. It can also draw on the extensive expertise of our parent company Technopolis Group.

Global outlook, local solutions

We design and implement communications at the local, national and international levels – across Europe and, increasingly, across the globe. Our diverse audiences deserve diverse approaches with messages that speak to their experience. That’s why, in communicating about global issues, we put the local and specific first.

We’re eager to help, but we won’t do your laundry

We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions and take pride in customising ideas to match our clients’ needs. We offer a wide variety of tailored services, but greenwashing is not one of them. We work with public institutions, NGOs, researchers, SMEs and industry partners that are genuine about creating positive change.

Our team

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Cédric Hananel

Founder & Managing Director

Growing the company and organic vegetables 🥕

Cédric Hananel is the Director of Technopolis Group’s Communication Agency Arctik.

Since 2011, he is pushing forward sound communication strategies and operational excellence. Specialized in institutional communications and sustainability, Cédric is committed to developing solutions for positive stakeholders’ engagement, impact-driven activities, and creativity.

He holds a Master in Sociology from the University of Louvain and a Master in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University (USA). Cédric is the coordinator for Environmental Communication at IHECS Academy. He is the co-author of the book “L’économie circulaire en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale” published in 2020.

Hannah Hayes

Senior Communication Consultant

Rooting for teammates and her club

Hannah manages communication projects with a focus on European public affairs and sustainability.

Having worked in several countries, Hannah has developed an international profile. Before joining Arctik, Hannah has worked for four years as a project manager at ICF Next where her focus was on delivering integrated campaigns. She has also worked in Vietnam.

Hannah received an advanced master’s degree in creativity & marketing from Solvay Brussels School – Economics & Management and a BA in graphic design from the University of Bournemouth. She is fluent in Norwegian and English.

Chloé de Radzitzky

Senior Communication Consultant

Talks analytics, shouts at litterers

Chloé joined the team in September 2018 as a communication consultant. She is supporting Arctik with projects such as beCircular, PSF and EREK.

Prior to this, she worked for a year as a Communication Assistant at Fluxys. She was involved in both internal and external communication projects. It provided her with experience in event planning and project coordination. She has also been an intern at Le Vif l’Express an at the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (MEDEA).

Chloé holds an MSc in middle east politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is fluent in French and has a good command of English.

Christophe Thévignot

Senior Communication Consultant

Navigates backpacking trips and sustainable projects

Christophe has a wealth of professional experience in the fields of EU policy, communications and knowledge management.

Between 2010 and 2016, Christophe was responsible for coordinating the EU LIFE Programme’s external communications team. Other high-profile positions in Christophe’s career portfolio include Head of communications within the Brussels-based Publicis Consultants firm, a one-year posting as a Brand Manager at Belgacom (telecom), four years as a consultant for the European Commission’s DG Communication, and two years with the French embassy in Brussels, as their European correspondent.

Christophe holds a master’s degree in linguistics, marketing and communication, as well as a degree in business and law. He speaks French, English and Spanish.

Marianne Bribosia

Operations Manager, HR, and Finances

Taking care of my family at work and at home

Marianne joined Arctik as Operations, HR, and Finances Manager in September 2021.

Her previous experience is very diversified as she has been working in the banking sector for 10 years (including 3 years in the City of London), followed by 12 years with an import & export company as Finance & RH Manager and 4 years in the management team of one of the biggest Belgian construction companies as Human Resources & Communication Director.

She studied Business Administration at the University of Liège (Belgium), followed by an MBA in Chicago.

She speaks French and English and has a good working knowledge of Dutch.

Gabriella Camarsa Arctik

Gabriella Camarsa

Senior Communication Consultant

Swimming through clean seas and creative projects

Gabriella joined Arctik in 2023 as a Senior Communication Consultant managing communication projects with a focus on European public affairs and sustainability. Gabriella has over 20 years experience in working on environmental and climate issues with the European Commission as her main client. Her expertise lies in environmental policy analysis, communication and project management.

Before joining Arctik, Gabriella has worked as Project Manager for the Circular Economy Framework Contract with DG Environment and in the LIFE Communications Team where she covered policies such as the EU Plastics Strategy, the EU Chemicals Strategy, the Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, Air Quality, and the EU circular economy. She also helped organise the ReSet the Trend campaign, the EU Ecolabel/EMAS campaigns for sustainable tourism.

Prior to this experience, Gabriella was a blue book stagiare in the Commission and has previously worked in research projects on coastal management within the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

Gabriella holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Control and a Law degree from the University of Pisa. She speaks English, Italian, French and Greek (basic).

Nuala Morgan

Senior Communication Consultant

Nuala has been working at the interface of communication and European policy for 15 years with a focus on regional and urban issues.

She spent 5 years heading up the URBACT programme’s knowledge and communication activities. She has overseen many knowledge sharing projects on gender equality, housing, urban renewal, digital transition and sustainable urban development. She led URBACT’s contribution to major policy documents such as the Leipzig Charter for Sustainable Urban Development (led by the German Presidency of EU in 2018) and the Urban Agenda for the EU. She has edited several publications, including the Gender Equal Cities report, policy papers on integrated urban development and URBACT results publication. 

As a communication professional, Nuala has developed numerous communication strategies for European programmes (URBACT, Interreg Europe, Interreg IVC), and has overseen delivery of all aspects of the communication mix (website development, events delivery, video editing etc). 

Nuala holds a double BA (Hons) in Business and Politics with French from Trinity College Dublin (IE). She is fluent in English (mother tongue) and French. 

Alexandra Singer

Communication Consultant

Recycles plastic, not ideas

Alexandra joined Arctik as a communication consultant in September 2021.

She has experience as an editor, copywriter and content strategist for public campaigns and initiatives linked to, among other EU policy areas, migration, climate resilience and international cooperation. As a result, she is proficient in treating – and translating – complex policy developments in a way that is accurate, concise and accessible.

Alexandra has a B.A. in politics from Brandeis University (USA), an MSc in philosophy and public policy from LSE (UK) and a research master from KU Leuven (Belgium).

She is fluent in English and French, conversational in Italian, and optimistic about learning Dutch.

Agnieszka Pietruczuk Arctik

Agnieszka Pietruczuk

Communication Consultant

Handles projects and a little stubborn dog

Agnieszka Pietruczuk joined Arctik as a Communications Consultant in September 2023. She has over 10 years of experience in European affairs, science advice for policy and science communications. Her expertise lies in strategic communications and project management.

Before joining Arctik, Agnieszka has worked as a Communications Manager for SAPEA/Scientific Advice Mechanism to the European Commission. She has also experience with numerous international non-profit organisations and Horizon2020 projects.

Agnieszka holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Degree in Journalism and Communications. She speaks Polish, English and French.

Weronika Fay Arctik

Weronika Fay

Communication Consultant

Managing comms by day, roasting peanuts by night

Weronika joined Arctik as a communications consultant in 2023. She works on communication strategy projects for public sector clients.

Before joining the company, Weronika worked for Frontex in Poland in the field of border security and sustainability, as well as in Deloitte Belgium, delivering strategy and policy consulting projects for EU institutions.

Weronika holds an M.A. in International Relations from Utrecht University and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Warsaw.

She is fluent in Polish and English, and has a good command of French.

Mathilde Bazin-Retours

Communication Consultant

Addicted to fresh news and pastries

Mathilde is currently leading the communication and project management of ORCaSa, a European project focusing on carbon soil sequestration. She is also participating in Arctik’s business development from Paris.

Before joining Arctik, she worked as a freelance journalist based in Madrid for different French-speaking media and mainly wrote about Spanish and climate change topics. Back to France, she gained experience as a communication consultant in sustainable innovation. In addition to creating targeted content and setting up strategic communication plans, she designed websites and outreach materials to promote different European projects.

Mathilde holds a MA in Journalism and Scientific, Technological and Environmental Communication from Carlos III University (Spain). She also studied International Relations at Macquarie University (Australia).

She is a native French speaker and fluent in English and Spanish.

Anna Rita Papio

Business Development / Communication Consultant

Planting seeds, embracing bids

Having lived in several countries, Anna has developed an international profile. Before joining Arctik in May 2022, Anna gained experience in research analysis, business development, and the sales industry in London and Brussels. She has been a Business Development trainee at Stantec-Belgium, and during her studies, she also collaborated on research projects with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) of Pretoria and the IOI, an NGO in the Galapagos Islands. 

Anna holds an MSc in Environmental Change and International Development from the University of Sheffield, which has equipped her with in-depth knowledge of the complexities of global economic development and how society-environment interactions influence sustainable development policy and practice. She also holds a B.A. in Politics and International Relations, during which she has been focusing on the role of agroecology on the path toward sustainable food systems. 

Anna is an Italian mother tongue, and she is fluent in both English and Spanish. 

Kay Godon

HR & Finance Assistant

Rocking spreadsheets by day, bedtime stories by night

Kay joined Arctik in February 2024 as an Administrative assistant.

Her previous experience is very diversified as she has mainly been working as a freelance and interim consultant in the administrative field. She started her professional career in the aviation industry, as a Passenger Service Agent at Brussels Airport. Hereafter, she joined the SESAR Deployment Manager project (Single European Sky), funded by the European Union, as an Assistant and launched her journey in administration.

She studied Political Science at the University of Bucharest (Romania).

She is fluent in Dutch, French and English and has a good knowledge of Spanish and Romanian.

Flora Soyez

Communication Consultant

Sings polyphonies and designs multi-partner projects

Flora joined Arctik as a Communication Consultant in September 2022.  

Flora has a wealth of experience in the fields of communications, public relations, EU policy work and project management. In her professional background, she has worked for Belgian NGOs as campaign coordinator including for the Belgian Red Cross as project officer, for the European Parliament as an assistant and as an EU project officer for the NGO ECOS. She has also worked with Arctik on several occasions, providing communication, event planning and general project management support. She started her career as a junior consultant in an EU consultancy specialising in environmental policies. 

Flora holds an MSc in Environmental Management at the University of Sheffield Hallam (UK). She also holds a Master’s degree in European Affairs from the ISMAPP institute and a B.A. in Social Sciences & Economics from the Catholic Institute of Paris.  

Flora is a native French speaker and has a good command of English.   

Emmanuelle Taymans

Communication Analyst

Spreading laughter and joy faster than the office coffee machine dispenses caffeine!

Emmanuelle joined ARCTIK – Communication for Sustainability (part of the Technopolis group) as a communication consultant intern in February 2023.

Before joining ARCTIK, Emmanuelle studied business engineering at ICHEC Brussels Management School. Then, she started her career as a Procurement Buyer at Elia, the Belgian electricity transmission system operator, where she was responsible for managing tenders for offshore platforms linking wind farms to the land. In 2022, she joined PwC as an environmental and energy consultant for public services and worked on various projects aiming at reducing our ecological impact.

She is both fluent in French and English and has a good knowledge of Dutch.

Morgane Mansion

Communication Analyst

Dancing from project to project

Morgane joined Arctik in March 2022 as an intern. She works mainly on the Brussels projects such as BeCircular, Label Entreprise Ecodynamique and ShiftingEconomy.

She completed a law bachelor and an environmental management master in Brussels and did an at COARE, a nonprofit working in marine conservation in San Francisco. She speaks French (native), English (B2) and basic Spanish.

Francesca Lazzarini

Communication Analyst

Impossible is just an opinion

Francesca Lazzarini joined Arctik as a communication analyst in January 2023.

Before joining Arctik, she worked as Team Assistant and Social Media Manager for an international company based in Italy. After an internship at the United Nations office in Geneva, Francesca was able to deepen and develop advanced communication skills in dynamic and multicultural contexts. Given her interest in environmental sustainability, she took part in a volunteer project funded by the European Commission to raise awareness (through the organisation of workshops and events) on environmental issues.

Francesca holds a MA in International Sciences from University of Turin (Italy). She also studied International Relations and EU Law at Sciences Po Lyon (France).

She is a native Italian speaker and fluent in English and French.

Ilya Pijpen

Communication Assistant

Conserving biodiversity through effective communication

Ilya Pijpen joined ARCTIK as an environmental communications intern at the end of February 2024.

He holds a BSc and MSc in Biology, focusing on Ecology and Biodiversity, from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). For his thesis he studied social-ecological resilience assessment tools and their application in support of development projects in Burundi.

He is fluent in Dutch and English and has a good command of French.

Alicia Buitendijk Arctik

Alicia Buitendijk

Communication Analyst

Diving into an ocean of communication, amidst strategic reefs and waves of creativity

Alicia joined the Arctik team in September 2023 as Communication Analyst. She focuses mainly on projects related to the Belgian market, while sporadically contributing her expertise to the European teams.

Before joining Arctik, Alicia completed a Master’s degree in public relations and a specialisation in European studies and affairs at the IHECS in Brussels. She then embarked on a second Master’s in digital marketing in Gent. During her studies, she had the opportunity to do internships with Greenpeace Belgium and GrowForce, a growth marketing agency in Antwerp. It was the ideal combination of goals, values and a variety of committed projects that attracted Alicia’s interest in joining the Arctik ship.

Alicia is bilingual in French and Dutch, is fluent in English and Spanish and has a good grounding in German.

Allende Solaun Arctik

Allende Solaun

Communication Analsyt

Rooted in communication, blooming in environment

Allende joined ARCTIK as a communication analyst in September 2023.

Before joining the team, she graduated in Journalism with a specialization in Communication Direction. During her studies, she was an intern in the leading media group of the Basque Country and in a market research start-up.

After that, she served as a communication officer for different town halls and public institutions in her area, developing her writing, social media and audiovisual skills from a local and regional perspective.

Captivated by a more international background, she moved to Brussels in January 2023 to work in an NGO expertised in international cooperation, where she got immersed in European youth projects and cooperation projects of Latin America.

She is a Spanish and Basque native speaker, and fluent in English. She has a good knowledge of French and is learning Dutch.

Teresa Carvalho

Communication Consultant

Sending e-mails faster than the bass drops at a concert, tuned into both the beats and the tweets!

Teresa joined Arctik as a Communication Consultant in February 2024.

Before joining Arctik she worked in several think tanks in Brussels in diverse areas; here she was working on communication. Then, she had an internship at the European Parliament in the European Parliamentary Research Service.

Teresa holds a BA in Politics with a concentration on Post-colonialism from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Groningen. Her MA thesis focused on the power dynamics in the relationship between Angola and China.

She is a Portuguese native speaker and fluent in English. She has a solid understanding of French and Spanish.

Maitane Almeida Arctik

Maitane Almeida

Communication Analyst

Nurturing projects and plants

Maitane joined Arctik in August 2023 as a Communications Analyst. Since then, she has been assisting various European projects, such as a Mission Ocean and Natura 2000.

With a background in Criminology and Social Intervention, she furthered her studies in Political Sciences at the ULB in Brussels. Before joining Arctik, Maitane worked in several European projects for DG COMM and DG DIGIT, always following her passion towards sustainability and communication.

She speaks native Spanish, English, and French.

Ann-Sofie Forsman Arctik

Ann-Sofie Forsman

Communication Analyst

Creating SoMe posts at work and sustainable recipes at home

Ann-Sofie Forsman joined ARCTIK as a sustainability communications intern at the end of August 2023. She holds a bachelor´s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Maastricht University College Venlo. In her thesis, she researched valorised surplus food products at Dutch university canteens and the European Green Public Procurement framework.

Ann-Sofie has also obtained a master’s degree in Environment and Resource Management from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. For her master’s thesis, she conducted exploratory research on environmental engagement at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

She is fluent in English, Hungarian (mother tongue), conversational Finnish, and has a basic understanding of French.

Viviana Mirenzi Arctik

Viviana Mirenzi

Communication Analyst

Sustainable journeys begin with meaningful communication

Viviana joined Arctik as a communication intern in August 2023.

Before joining Arctik she worked as a Project Officer in a Portuguese NGO focused on fostering youth participation at the local level; here she was taking care of EU-funded projects on sustainability and digitalisation. Then, she had an internship at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in cyber security.

Viviana holds a double MA in International Relations from the University of Turin (Italy) and BFSU – Beijing Foreign Studies University (China). For the MA thesis, she focused on the Circular Economy and its implementation in the EU and Asia-Pacific regions.

She is an Italian native speaker and fluent in English and French, with a basic understanding of Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin.

Stephanie Brookes

Communication Assistant

From crunching numbers to crafting stories, excited for the journey ahead!

Stephanie Brookes joined the Arctik team as a sustainability communications intern in March 2024.

Before joining the team, she graduated with a master’s degree in  Bioscience Engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain. During her thesis, she conducted research on optimising bee nutrition, exploring the intersection of biology and sustainability.

From 2017 until 2019, Stephanie was part of a Belgian NGO that organises trips to Africa and Asia for young Belgians aged 15 to 18 aiming to facilitate cultural exchanges and introduce these young individuals to Education for Global Citizenship and Solidarity. Additionally, she participated in a housing assistance project, with one of the primary objectives being to raise awareness about the issue of precariousness within the student community.

She is fluent in English and French. She has a good knowledge of Spanish and a basic level of Dutch.

Gilles Van Kan

Senior Graphic Designer

Let’s do what we love, let’s be creative.

Gilles holds a Masters degree in plastic, visual and spatial arts from ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels. Over the last ten years, he has expressed his graphic and conceptual creativity through various collaborations including corporate, agency and freelance work which have allowed him to work on a wide range of printed and digital media.

He joined the Arctik team in April 2021.

Laura Dixon Arctik

Laura Dixon

Graphic Designer

Revolutionary creative, creative revolutionary

Laura is Arctik’s in-house graphic designer and illustrator. She has brought a creative vibe to Arctik when joining us in 2016.

She is working closely with the creative directors and the rest of our team to design strategic materials in line with the communication objectives. She is in charge of producing visuals for print, web, and animated video.

Laura holds a master in visual and graphic communication (La Cambre). She speaks French and English.

Hugo Gamblin Arctik

Hugo Gamblin

Graphic Designer

Discovered a passion for pixels dancing harmoniously on the screen

Hugo joined Arctik in September 2023 as a Graphic Designer.

He is a young graphic designer specialising in visual communication, with three years of experience in the creative industry. He began his career at Mediakeys, a communication and advertising agency, where he worked on prestigious accounts such as the Château de Versailles, Mitsubishi, La Banque Postale or Paris Musées. His expertise spans various areas of design, from branding (logos, consistent brand guidelines), print design (books, catalogs, brochures, posters) digital (newsletters, emails, banners, website),video production (editing, motion design, logo animation, and presentation video graphics).

Hugo holds a Master’s degree in Strategic communication through design from Ecole de condé in Paris.

He speaks French, Spanish and English.

Cédric Chevalier

Web and Graphic Designer

Respectfully likes your back end

Cédric has over 15 years of experience in the web and printing industry. Continuously balanced between the worlds of print and web, his expertise lies between the roles of graphic designer and web-developer. A bridging expertise that is very much appreciated by Arctik’s team and our clients!

Dan Botbol

Director of Production (Video)

Dan Botbol is a Belgian cameraman based in Brussels. He joined Arctik as a freelancer in 2022, where he is involved in various projects for clients such as the European Commission, Bruxelles Environnement, Horizon Europe, etc. Dan currently works as a film director in the advertising industry. He has produced more than 200 video clips and has written advertising concepts and fictions for clients such as BNP Paris Bas Fortis, SANOFI, Medtech Europe, Kellogg’s, Astra Zeneca, EU Ecolabel, etc.

For more than sixteen years, Dan has produced various documentaries and directed well-known television programs such as RTBF’s “Matière Grise.” He wrote and directed “Les Enfants du Jardin,” which has been a public success on television with over 420,000 viewers. As a director, he has written a total of 200 films, and as a cameraman, he has produced more than 400 videos. Additionally, Dan Botbol is a photographer and writer. His book “Petit condense Culturel” was published by “La boite á Pandor” in francophone countries such as France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada. Dan obtained a diploma from the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) in Belgium. He is fluent in English and French (his mother tongue) and conversational in Dutch.

Quentin Ketelaers

Creative Director

Quentin is Arctik’s creative director.

He is in charge of all visual production, including print and web design, video production, digital media, apps etc. He has also worked as digital designer for The Royal Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics from the Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard in Namur (Belgium). Quentin speaks French and has a good command of English.

Nathalie François

Senior Graphic Designer

Nathalie is Arctik’s second creative director. She works in tandem with Quentin. As their creative partner, Nathalie collaborates with designers, copywriters, and the IT team to create a vision for our clients. She oversees the visual process, develops creative concepts and is in charge of visual production, including for print, web design, video production, digital media, apps etc. Nathalie is fluent in French and English and has good command of Italian