Who are we?

Our experts

The strategic pole is in charge of accompanying clients to position their project in an engaging perspective. Beyond a good understanding of the ecosystem and methods to structure the main aspects of a project, this support implies creativity and the ability to bring together networks and skills.

Head: Simon FAU, Expert in Education Policy Strategy

After receiving a broad education (Sciences Po., Sciences Info-com, Law), Simon Fau has accompanied decision-makers in the design and implementation of public policies for 16 years. He has worked with the most important public actors in the education sector in France and at the international level: Ministère de l’Education Nationale (Ministry of National Education), de l’Enseignement supérieur (of Higher Education and Research), des Affaires Etrangères (of Foreign Affairs and International Development), local authorities, Caisse des Dépôts (Deposits and Consignments Fund), OECD, etc. He is specialized in innovative education policies at all levels primary, high school, higher education and continuous training.

To ensure the quality of our work, we take into account all operations and actions carried out. We pay particular attention to economic and financial aspects, in terms of expenses but also financial and non-financial contribution to every project. Development is at the heart of our approach as it is a key factor in the success of our services.

Head: Gilles RICHARD, Engineer specialized in Educational Project Implementation

Engineer with 18 years of experience, Gilles Richard spent 3 years designing e-Business apps at IBM before managing the e-Commerce projects at Galeries Lafayette for 5 years. Since 2007, has been working in consulting and project management of innovative programs.


  • Strategic and financial framework, digital projects management, dashboards (key indicators, risks, etc.);
  • Expertise in User Experience (UX) and functional specification: expressing needs, specifications, models, receipts;
  • Project assessment: studies, diagnosis, implementation and analysis of statistical indicators.

Ensuring an appropriate match between business needs and solutions put in place is at the core of our work, through prototypes of models that can help validate concepts, technical expertise or data analysis useful to decision-makers.

Head: Khansa GHABARA, Consultant in Education Policy and Digital Projects/Researcher in Educational Sciences

Trained in engineering and educational sciences,Khansa has developed an in-depth knowledge of continuous training and an expertise in digital projects implementation in the education and training sector.

She uses her methodology knowledge from scientific research acquired at the laboratory "Education Discours et Apprentissage de l'Université Paris Descartes".

Our extensive understanding of the educational sector, of both its constraints and its ambitions, makes us a key actor in change management.

Head: Hind GUESSOUS, Consultant specialized in Digital Education Policy

Hind holds a Master’s Degree of Local Authorities Management (Sciences Po Grenoble), and she developed a strong interest in education policy at an early age. She now supports public actors at all levels: local, national and international.

A network of partners with complementary business lines and expertise for a global approach to issues

Scientific Research Partnerships

We believe in scientific research, in addition to professional expertise, in support of the construction of educational policies.

Our objective is to create synergies around Research & Development project in education and training, especially around digital or computer science.

Some publications from the EFFIOS team

Building tomorrow’s digital skills – what conclusion can we draw from international comparative indicators?

This working paper, co-authored by Simon Fau and Yasmeen Moreau, was produced for the Division for Policies and Systems of Lifelong Learning Paris of UNESCO’s Education Department. This report focuses on the conditions influencing the development of digital skills, based on five international comparative studies and a sample of twelve countries with a high level of digital skills in the population. Based on the results obtained, two questions are raised: what factors have enabled these countries to achieve a high level of digital skills, and how can other countries catch up?

Digital technology, an opportunity for school:

What will be the next steps in digital education? This book is a synthesis on the French situation. In the face of what might be perceived as a frenzy, it is neither a matter of maintaining fascination, nor of fear by developing the feeling that we can do nothing. This path invites us to seize the digital in education.

See us in:

Digital university:

Digital Working Spaces:

  • Espace Numérique de Travail an X: 2003- 2013. Some comments from the Caisse des Dépôts' national hearing measurement system. Deployment of ENT and development of their use, impacts of ENT use…
  • Pour une évaluation partagée des usages des Espaces Numériques de Travail : Réalisation d’un outil de mesure d’audience. Published by La Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (October 2010).
  • L’Espace numérique de travail au collège et au lycée, mode d’emploi d’une généralisation. Published by the Cellule d'animation ENT - 2007

The digital in PPP (public private partnership):