Peter Rožič SJ
JESC Director

Peter Rožič SJ has been JESC’s director since September 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 Peter’s 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.  He 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


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.


Tel+32 (0) 2 737 97 21




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.


Tel+32 (0) 2 737 97 23




Claude Debbichi Office Manager

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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