Who... is the team of the European delegation of MMM

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Anne-Claire de Liedekerke is President of MMM, after having been president of of the European delegation during 6 years. She is an art historian and a mother of 3 grown-up children. Her family moved a lot between Europe and the USA which gave her the opportunity to gain experience as a volunteer with professional commitments. When she came back to Belgium 12 years ago, she created the guide “Expats in Brussels” that she recently ceded to devote her time to MMM


Olalla Michelena is the Secretary General of the European Delegation of MMM since March 2014. A lawyer by training, she holds a masters degree in European Law at the Free University of Brussels and completed a traineeship at the European Commission. After working in Madrid for the African NGO AMREF in the field of maternal health, she joined Burson-Marsteller Brussels for more than 8 years as a lobbyist in EU social and environmental affairs. She is the mother of 2 children and is very interested in promoting concrete measures to improve the conciliation between work and family life. In addition to Spanish which is her mother tongue, she speaks German, French, English, Italian and Portuguese Curriculum Vitae 


Veronique de Vaumas

Véronique de Vaumas is Administrator/Webmanager of the European delegation of MMM. She is mother of two grown-up children and has been working as a volunteer in Hospital’s Libraries for the Red Cross. Later she worked in arts and crafts and in business administration.  Her sister Brigitte de Vaumas being very active since several years with MMM Spain, she joined MMM Europe in 2009.


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Marie-Claude Hayoit is Treasurer of the European delegation of MMM since 2007. She works at the BAEF Belgian American Educational Foundation where she manages study and research fellowships for the USA. She holds a degree in Chemistry and worked in a lobby group at the EU before living several years abroad to accompany her husband professional moves. During these years she mostly devoted her time to the upbringing of their three children. She also worked for the BEUC, the European Consumers organisation. Her first grand son was born very recently.


Laetitia Wolkonsky is Policy Officer of the European Delegation of MMM. She joined MMM in 2008 being part of the International General Secretariat team; and in 2012 she joined the team of the EU delegation. She has a law degree from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris and has worked for 20 years in the field of tourism and recreation. She is the mother of three children.


Anne-Michelle de Mathelin is Policy Officer of the European Delegation of MMM since January 2015.  She worked more than 20 years at the European Parliament at DG Press, for the quaestors and for the JURI, PETI and FEMM committees.  She studied History of Arts and painting restauration and speaks French, Dutch, English and Romanian. She has 2 children.


Zeena Almaiahi is a volunteer at the EU delegation of MMM. She is responsible for media relations and expanding our members in the Middle East and other Arabic speaking countries. She was working as a journalist in Irak for newspapers such as Albayyna aljadida and alsharqpaper and television channel Alsummaria. She is the mother of a son and lives in Belgium since 2015. She speaks Arabic, Turkish and English and contributes to the local online newspaper Belg24 in Arabic.

 Johanna Schima is a Policy Officer


Flavie Guérin is a Policy Officer at the European Delegation focusing on EU funding and advocacy on work-life balance. Previously, she joined the National Contact Point in Brussels for the EU Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation on social sciences and humanities. Prior to that, she was working as a commercial specialist for 10 years at the United States Mission to the EU focusing in environmental issues and at KPMG as a consultant in Bid management. She holds a BA in international relations from the Université Catholique de Louvain and an MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. Flavie is the mother of 2 boys aged 10 and 12.


Chiara Dedeken is a Policy Officer at the European Delegation of MMM since May 2017. Studying International Affairs at Vesalius College in Brussels, she has an interest in women’s rights and has focussed on their role - and in particular the role of mothers - as agents of peace. She previously studied at the EF Language School in Oxford and has frequently been volunteering to support children to acquire farming skills. A Flemish native speaker, she is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French


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Laurence Bosteel-Vanden Abeele is Responsible for the MMM Belgium. She is a pharmacist and she followed her husband for 13 years abroad, where she spent her time raising their three children. After returning home to Belgium, she worked for four years as a pharmacist. Now she takes care of her children and she is involved in several volunteer projects.




bellefroid Françoise de Bellefroid, founder and honory president of the European delegation of MMM

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European Projects

Dorian Project: Impact of obesity during pregnancy

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