Vredeseilanden/VECO’s house is under renovation. It is not however our office building that is being rebuilt, it’s our organisation. From January 1st 2017 our organisational structure will undergo a total makeover and we will become an international network organisation. This move is being done in order for us to be better prepared and able to deal with the many challenges facing the food and agriculture sector, now and in the future.
The world has been shaken to its core in recent decades. VECO has likewise evolved a great deal while our global organisation structure has largely remained the same. Over the past year it has become evident that we need to adapt our methods of cooperation between our colleagues worldwide and our partner organisations, in order to increase flexibility, increase our impact and become more international in our outlook. With this process in mind our new international Board has appointed two executive directors, Chris Claes and Madeleine Tsimi, for this transition period to lead VECO on its journey towards becoming an effective network organisation.