Making policies work

Jacques van Laar

  • Dissemination and information support


Jacques van Laar, a Dutch national, is responsible for the maintenance of the Centre’s website, management of the contacts database, information support to staff and editing of French materials. Trained as a librarian and documentalist, he has worked in these capacities at the Centre for Latin American Studies and Documentation (CEDLA) in Amsterdam, as well as at ECDPM in the period 1991-1998. Subsequently, he worked as an editor and website manager at Europe’s Forum for International Cooperation (EUFORIC) in Maastricht. Jacques has been involved at board level in several networking activities in the area of development information such as the Dutch Association for Information and International Development (VIIO), the European Network for Information and Documentation on Latin America (REDIAL), and the Information Management Working Group of EADI.

Areas of Work

  • Maintaining Centre’s contact database and compiling mailing lists for dissemination of information/publications
  • Updating and maintenance of ECDPM website
  • Searching for publications and information (articles etc.) in our information systems/network
  • Maintaining library and subscriptions to journals
  • Editing of French language publications and texts

Pre-ECDPM Assignments

  • Editor and website manager, Euforic (Europe’s Forum on International Cooperation), Maastricht
  • Information officer, ECDPM, Maastricht
  • Assistant librarian, CEDLA (Latin American Studies and Documentation Centre), Amsterdam
  • Free-lance translator

    Jacques van Laar

    Information Officer and French Editor




    English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish


    • +31 (043) 350 29 18


    Maastricht office

    Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 21

    6211 HE Maastricht