Ms Eva Van Passel

Media Programme Manager, Evens Foundation


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 Media Education since 2009. In line with the Foundation’s mission, Eva coordinates a range of projects that foster media literacy and quality of information as crucial aspects in contemporary European citizenship. The Foundation stresses the need for critical education, including media education, in support of norms and values in the European reality. 

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).