Gabriella is originally from the UK and has lived in Spain & Portugal before moving to Belgium in 2010 and becoming a Belgian citizen in 2020. She has a degree in Social Policy and Education from Surrey University (UK) and a Masters in Education in E-learning from the University of Hull (UK). Her professional background is in business and the Youth NGO Sector where she has worked first as an administrator and then as a trainer and expert in both paid and voluntary capacities. Through her work in the youth field, and having volunteered since childhood in a variety of fields including Youth Advocacy, International Development, Disability, Environment, Immigration, Human Rights, Sports etc, Gabriella was involved in the campaign to establish 2011 as the European Year of Volunteering. She has worked closely with the Centre for European Volunteering (CEV) since 2010 in her role as Project Manager for the EYV2011 Alliance until the end of the project in 2012 when she became CEV Director.
Project and Training Manager
Andreea is Romanian, she joined CEV in February 2011, and she is part of the team as Project and Training Manager. She holds a degree in Languages, one in Philosophy and a Masters in Philosophical Hermeneutics. She studied as undergraduate exchange student in PA, USA and as Erasmus student at Université de Bourgogne, Dijon. Andreea carried out a nine months EVS project at CEV. Previously, she volunteered for different NGOs in Romania, as well as in international projects in the Balkans region.
Membership and Corporate Relations Manager
Sara is Italian and she joined CEV in June 2014. She holds a master degree in International Policy and Diplomacy from the University of Padua, Italy, and she studied as Erasmus student at the European Institute in Geneva. Before joining CEV she volunteered for the electoral campaign of an MEP after having completed a Traineeship at the ALDE Secretariat at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. She previously worked as research assistant at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna and as intern in a Business Law Firm in Paris at the Department of Mining, Energy and infrastructures. Before that she interned at the Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Vienna.
Administration and Events 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.
Policy and Project Officer
Giulia is Italian, she joined CEV in March 2017 as a trainee Policy and Project Officer in the framework of the European Solidarity Corps. She was also part of the team in 2015 as Intern. Giulia holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance- MA thesis title is “Civil Society Organisations for a structural change in a globalising world. European development and cooperation”. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences, International Relations and Human Rights. She is active in different youth and volunteering organisations dealing with education, human rights, equality, and youth mentoring. Through volunteering activities and university assignments, she has gained knowledge and experience in working with children and young people in both formal and non-formal education contexts focusing on topics such as human rights & peace.
Research, Policy and Communications Officer
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, EU Foreign Policy, Federalism.
Connor comes from the UK and joined the CEV as a remote intern from June 2020, as part of a module organised by UEA, before coming to Brussels in September. He graduated with a degree in Culture, Literature and Politics (BA), which he thoroughly enjoyed because of the variety of approaches to each issue which doing a multi-subject degree has allowed. Previously he has been involved in volunteering at a local domestic abuse charity, primarily in an admin role supporting the social media + marketing team. He has also been involved in party politics and has represented a national party in local council elections within his borough twice.
Irina is from Spain, she joined CEV in September 2020 as a trainee of a PICE mobility programme. She holds a degree in Business Administration and Management and a Master’s Degree in Management and Tourism. Previously she has been working as Administrative Assistant in Town Hall, in Spain. She is interested in International Trade and Marketing. She speaks 5 languages.
Laura is Spanish and comes from the Valencian Community. She is joining the CEV as a European Solidarity Corps volunteer from October 2020. She has a degree in Business Administration and a Master in Human Resources. She has been working for 3 years as a Consultant in an International company which provides temporary staffing and permanent placement. Before that, she has lived in Slovakia, England and Malta as a student and worker. She loves learning about new cultures and working with people.
Berta is from Spain and she joined CEV in February 2021 as a trainee of a PICE mobility programme. She recently finished a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, and she has previously worked as administrative assistant and has completed an internship at the Sub-Directorate General for the United Nations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain. Before joining CEV, she volunteered in an organization at the university where she studied in Madrid and has been involved in volunteering projects related to environmental issues, climate change, and youth and children. She is interested in Human Rights, sustainability, and EU politics.
Bianca is Italian, she joined CEV in February 2021 as part of a university traineeship programme.
She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences focusing on Investigation, Criminality and International Security at Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma UNINT. Previously, she obtained a Bachelor Degree in Languages and Literature studying the Arabic language and the culture of Arabic speaking countries. She is passionate about research, defending Human Rights, promoting social inclusion, and supporting sustainable development.