Geesje van Haren has run her own media organization VersPers for over 17 years. Over the years, Geesje has produced numerous journalistic productions and journalistic events. Together with Sanne Terlingen, Geesje van Haren is initiator of the Lost in Europe project. Geesje is the driving force of the project and head of the growing team of 24 professionals up until now. She coordinates the research on the ground, brings the team together, works in the field, and assists our storytellers. Geesje has much experience as a teacher in investigative journalism, creativity and photography. She is founder of the private school for investigative journalism Open Eyes in Amsterdam. She has provided workshops and guest lectures at a variety of media institutes and conferences.