Peter Rožič SJ
JESC Director

Peter Rožič SJ has been JESC’s director since September 17, 2017. He also acts as Social Apostolate Delegate for the Conference of European Provincials. A Slovenian national, Fr. Rožič holds a PhD in Political Science from Georgetown University. Before arriving in Brussels, he was a professor at the University of Ljubljana and rector of the Residential College in Maribor. See his Curriculum Vitae.




Martin Maier SJ
Director & Secretary for European Affairs

Martin Maier SJ is JESC’s Secretary for European Affairs, a role involving networking and relationship building with individuals and groups within the European Institutions. Fr. Maier has previously worked as editor of the magazine “Stimmen der Zeit“, rector of a European Jesuit Formation Centre, and pastor to a rural community in El Salvador. An expert in theologies of liberation, he is a guest professor at the Central American University in San Salvador.

Tel+32 (0) 2 737 97 22


Iciar Villacieros
Programme Manager

Iciar Villacieros is the Programme Manager for JESC. Iciar holds a PhD in psychology and international migration. She has worked as a professor at the University of Comillas, in Madrid. She has also been Coordinator of the Higher Education for Social Transformation (HEST) Project within the network of Jesuits Universities. Iciar has also worked as a psychologist in Spain, Perú and Chile. 


Jaime Camacho Communications Officer Intern

Jaime Camacho has been the  Communications Officer Intern at JESC since early March 2018. He studied Journalism at the University of Navarra in Spain, a renowned institution for communication studies. Following graduation, Jaime moved to Brussels to cover European affairs as a correspondent. He is passionate about the EU institutions and affairs, policies, news and politics in general.



Claude Debbichi is JESC’s office manager. She studied archaeology and has an interest in Christian-Muslim relations.

Tel+32 (0) 2 737 97 20




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Emmanuelle Devuyst Advocacy Adviser

Emmanuelle Devuyst trained in International and Human Rights law and is JESC’s advocacy adviser.  She has a particular expertise in issues relating to natural resources, in particular conflict minerals.  Prior to JESC, Emmanuelle worked for an organisation campaigning for gender equality.





Henry Longbottom SJ Advocacy Adviser

Henry Longbottom SJ has a background in environmental and planning law and is currently primarily engaged in JESC’s work on justice and natural resources.






Jose Ignacio Garcia SJ Director

José Ignacio Garcia SJ led the Jesuit European Social Centre from 2009 to 2016, conducting research and advocacy on migration, climate change and social justice. During this time he also coordinated work of the Jesuit Social Ministry in Europe, assisting and promoting the many Jesuit charities and organisations seeking to help vulnerable and marginalized people. Fr. Garcia currently serves as a Regional Director of JRS Europe.




Previous team members of JESC and of OCIPE (predecessor to JESC): to be published soon



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