Ruut Louwers

Ruut Louwers is the director of the Interreg North-West Europe Programme, where he leads a team of EU project experts with the mission to support European Territorial Cohesion by funding cooperation projects.

Before becoming the head of Interreg North-West Europe, he occupied several positions in the Dutch government. As the person in charge of Interreg for the Netherlands, he participated in the discussions that tailored EU Cooperation as we know it today.

Ruut is a Business economist and an accomplished sailor who enjoys a good espresso.