Louis Meuleman (Netherlands)
Visiting Professor at Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Senior Fellow at University of Massachusetts and Research Associate at Wageningen University
Louis Meuleman worked at the European Commission in Brussels as coordinator of the Environmental Implementation Review and of the greening of the European Union’s economic and social governance. As a part-time academic, he publishes on sustainability metagovernance and public management. He is visiting professor at the Public Governance Institute of the University of Leuven, in Belgium, and senior fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability of the University of Massachusetts, in Boston, United States of America, research associate at the University of Wageningen, in the Netherlands, and member of the editorial board of Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. He is a member of the International Association for Impact Assessment, the European Sustainable Development Network and the Netherlands Association for Public Management. He has 35 years of public sector management experience, handling subnational, national, regional and international issues, mainly in the fields of the environment and sustainable development, as project, programme and line manager. As director of the TransGov project of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany, from 2010 to 2011, he produced the report entitled Transgovernance: the Quest for Sustainability Governance and was editor of Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance (2013). He was director of the Netherlands Advisory Council for Research on Spatial Planning, Nature and Environment, in The Hague, and Chair of the Netherlands Association for Public Management. Mr. Meuleman has authored a number of publications, including his PhD dissertation, Public Management and the Metagovernance of Hierarchies, Networks and Markets (2008) and the practitioners’ case study entitled The Pegasus Principle: Reinventing a Credible Public Sector (2003). He was co-editor of Environmental Governance in Europe (2003). He has published books, book chapters and articles on environmental policy, interactive policymaking, metagovernance, governance of long-term decision-making, cultural diversity and sustainability governance. He has a PhD in public administration and an MSc in environmental biology.