World Border Security Congress

Bartel Meersman

Head of Unit, Transport & Border Security
European Commission Joint Research Centre
Belgium

Mr Bartel Meersman is a manager in the Security and Migration Directorate of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. The Joint Research Centre is the European Commission’s science and knowledge service which supports EU policies with independent scientific evidence throughout the whole policy cycle. As Head of Unit he is currently responsible for several research projects in the domain of transport and border security. Before, he was managing the Joint Research Centre’s corporate ICT department and worked as project manager in the private sector for various consulting companies including his own. He started his career as scientific assistant and holds MSc in Computer Science and Master of Management degrees from the VUB, Free University of Brussels.