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CEV Staff

Gabriella Civico



Gabriella Civico is from the UK, but lived in Spain and Portugal for many years before moving to Belgium and becoming a Belgian citizen.  She has a degree in Social Policy and Education from the University of Surrey (UK), and a Masters in Education in E-learning from the University of Hull (UK).  She worked with CEV in her role as Project Manager for the EYV2011 Alliance from July 2010 until the project’s completion in March 2012, when she became CEV Director. There, she takes a leading role in advocating for better volunteering policies, contributing her expertise at the European level in various European Union expert & advisory groups, such as EQF, Europass, Mobility of Young Volunteers, as well as in the European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre Advisory Group. She also represents CEV in the EESC Liaison Group for European Civil Society Networks and has been further involved in establishing Civil Society Europe in 2014 where she is currently the President.

Yuliia Styran


Chief Financial Officer 

Yuliia is originally from Ukraine and joined CEV in August 2022. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and a Master’s degree in International Economics from Donetsk State University. She has spent her professional background in small and large businesses in Ukraine where she worked as a financial manager and then as a financial director. She established management accounting in these companies and systematized processes and reports. Since Russia invaded her country, she volunteered in organizations helping refugees from Ukraine.

Lamiae Goumri


HR & Office Manager

Lamiae is Spanish, she joined CEV in June 2014 and she is part of the team as administrative officer. She holds a master degree in oceanography and marine environment and also a Business Diploma. Before joining CEV she has held many position in different international companies, from administrative and commercial assistant to Logistic manager.

Kristijan Gjorgjieski


Project Manager

Kristijan is a Young European Federalist, he joined CEV in January 2019 as a European Solidarity Corps Research and Policy Trainee. He holds a Bachelor degree in Political Sciences from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and Masters degree in European Studies, International Relations from KU Leuven in Belgium. He previously worked in JEF Macedonia, Government of North Macedonia, Assembly of North Macedonia, Union of European Federalists and the European Parliament. He has also worked and volunteered in several organisations and is interested in Human Rights, Youth Activism, Federalism, EU Foreign Policy, EU Enlargement/EU in Western Balkans.

Connor Audsley


Project Officer

Connor is from the UK and joined CEV in April 2022. He holds a bachelor's degree in Culture, Literature and Politics from the University of East Anglia and has previously been a part of CEV as an Erasmus+ Intern from September 2020-April 2021. He has also taken part in a long term ESC volunteering project in Leszno, Poland, where he worked directly with young people and supported the organisation with administrative tasks. All this experience has given him a strong interest in the NGO sector and he is looking forward to gaining a deeper understanding of the link between CSOs and EU institutions.

Joseph Rojas


Events and Campaigns Officer

Joseph is Mexican/Spanish and he joined CEV in April 2022 as part of the Eurodyssey programme. Through his professional path he always made a mix between creativity, entertainment, activism, social development and active citizenship. Indonesia (AIESEC), Mexico and Italy  (European Solidarity Corps and Esperanza Azteca)  are countries where he has worked in the circular economy, nonprofit organisations and musical projects. He was Institutional Development Coordinator in Una Nueva Esperanza A.B.P. that works with children with cancer and their families in Puebla City, before he was the Account Director of a PR Agency for 3 years working with clients like Paramount Pictures.  With communications, ancient cultures, team building psychology and positive peace studies he was also a TV Presenter in Mexico with the section of Human Rights and a counsellor of youth in Puebla city while being an active member of the Global Shapers Community (Initiative of the World Economic Forum). He’s the Co-founder of Artigiano a sustainable fashion brand and also an adviser of CONDRET the sustainable jewellery catalan brand by

Rita Marques


Policy and Project Officer

Rita is from Portugal, she joined CEV as a Policy and Project Officer, in August 2023. Rita holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, from the University of Lisbon, and Master’s degree in International Security and Law, from the University of Southern Denmark. She has previously worked in project management in an International Non-Governmental Youth Organisation, as well as doing research on human rights violations for a Human Rights organisation. She has been a volunteer and activities included teaching German to people in retirement. She is interested in topics in international law, human rights, international security and peace.

Miriah Conte


Policy and Communication Officer

Miriah is Italian and she joined CEV in May 2022 as part of the Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies from the University of Trento (Italy) and a Master's Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Padua (Italy). She is an active volunteer member of Legambiente, an Italian environmental organization. Right now Miriah is looking forward to learning more about the EU project management sector.

Tenna Sørensen Jochumsen


Project Officer

Tenna is from Denmark and joined CEV as Project Officer in January 2024. She has completed her studies - a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Language and Culture and a Master’s degree in Cultural Sociology - at the University of Southern Denmark. For several years she has engaged herself actively in the NGO sector mainly focusing on volunteering and creating inclusive activities for young people and marginalised groups. She has done so both as a volunteer herself, as an intern and through previous roles in International Non-Governmental Organisations. Tenna believes in diversity as a focal prerequisite for social change and her main interests revolve around the topics of active citizenship, social inclusion, intercultural dialogue and solidarity and human rights.

Inés Sevilla


Project Management Trainee

Inés Sevilla is Spanish and joined CEV in February 2024 as a trainee in European project management through the Eurodyssey programme developed by the Assembly of European Regions. She holds a degree in law and criminology from the University of Valencia (Spain), and has a background in European policy and institutions. In addition to participating in the Erasmus+ programme during her studies, she has also participated in several Erasmus+ youth exchanges which have made her more and more interested in the functioning of the EU. She has been part of the ESC as a volunteer in Rome (Italy) engaging with people with disabilities and volunteering with young people in Japan and the Philippines and in her hometown. For her, volunteering is time dedicated to others and to oneself.

Daniela Venero



Daniela is from Peru and she joined CEV in June 2024 as a part of the Turing traineeship programme. She holds a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK). She has previously worked as a research intern, organising focus groups to investigate how capital controls affect international students, and has experience in activism, having campaigned against river pollution in Norwich. She also has ample experience in the volunteering sector in Peru, having volunteered in a children’s oncological hospital, a home for elderly women  and fundraising for the construction of VidaWasi Citadel. She is interested in topics relating to human rights, equality and justice.

Joseph Street



Joseph is from the UK and he joined CEV in June 2024  as a part of the Turing traineeship programme. He holds a degree in Politics at the University from East Anglia, Norwich (UK). He has volunteered in multiple grassroots voluntary roles, starting at the age of 14, most recently aiding social outreach projects aimed at combating elderly loneliness. His main focus concerns combating extremism  in Europe   through youth engagement and protecting young people from harm online.

Eleanor Radford



Eleanor is from the UK and she joined CEV in June 2024 as a part of the Turing traineeship programme. She holds a degree in International Relations from the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK). She would like to get to know more about how we can diversify art and museum volunteering throughout Europe. She also hopes to improve her language skills.

Tobias Stuttard



Tobias is from the UK  and he joined CEV in June 2024 as a part of the Turing traineeship programme. He holds a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK). He would like to focus on volunteering within urban gardening in Europe and its viability as an effective tool to reduce food poverty and waste.

Niccolò Rodinò



Niccolò is from Italy and the UK and he joined CEV in June 2024  as a part of the Turing traineeship programme. He holds a degree in Modern Language with Management Studies from the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK). He has previously contributed to CEV as part of a team translating a report on corporate volunteering as part of his studies. He is interested in topics related to volunteering, public services and social justice.

Alejandro Duarte Cantero


ESC Volunteer

Alejandro has a higher educational vocational qualification in Administration and Finance from Spain. He spent 6 months in Italy as aTrainee in the Administration Departmen at the European Grants International Academy SRL to further his international education. At the moment, he is eager to learn more about international topics related to the EU and to gain more knowledge about volunteering in the EU and Erasmus+.

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