Dr. John Dagevos (1955) is director of Telos, the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, as well as an adjunct professor at the School for Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Canada. John has a wide experience as a manager, director, professor, lecturer, senior researcher and consultant. He has expertise in areas such as sustainable development, local and regional socio-economic development (economic and employment opportunities, labor market issues, vocational training), evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of policies, and the development of monitoring systems. He has worked as a researcher and consultant for government at the municipal, national and European Union levels, not only in the Netherlands but also for a longer period in the former Czechoslovakia and the Baltic Republics (especially Lithuania). He is an expert member of Netherlands commission for environmental assessment. He also has extensive civil society experience.