Simon Broek has more than 10 years of experience in policy research for national (NL) and international clients, such as the European Commission, European Parliament, ETF, Eurofound, Cedefop, UNESCO and the ILO. Simon worked mainly on education policies in the European context. In this, he looked at the European transparency tools (EQF, EQAVET, ECVET etc.); innovation in education practices (OER, digital learning environments), and transnational mobility. In the field of culture, Simon evaluated the Dutch programme for creative industries, evaluated the Dutch performing arts council and was the main researcher in a study on valorization of humanities research programmes. He is currently involved in an analysis on the state of play of the implementation of the European Research Area. In addition, Simon worked for UNESCO on education issues. Furthermore, Simon publishes about his studies in peer-reviewed journals, is member of the editorial board of ETF, Thematic coordinator of the E-Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) and assessed project proposals as Erasmus+ expert. He has a background in Philosophy.