WHO WE ARE > Staff
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.
Advocacy, 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.
European Solidarity Corps Trainee (25 December 2020 - 24 December 2021)
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.
European Solidarity Corps Volunteer (1 October 2020 - 30 June 2021)
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.
Trainee (1 February - 30 April 2021)
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.
Trainee (22 February - 31 May 2021)
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.
Trainee (15 March - 14 June 2021)
Zineb is from Alicante, Spain and she joined CEV in March 2021 as a trainee of a PICE mobility programme. She recently finished a bachelor’s degree in Arab and Islamic Studies. She also participated in Erasmus mobility programs in Tunisia and in Belgium. She is interested in finishing her studies in international relations and diplomacy.
Trainee (12 April - 11 October 2021)
Queralt is Spanish and comes from Barcelona, Catalonia. She joins CEV as a trainee of Eurodyssey, the youth mobility programme of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) to support CEV's contribution to the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe. She holds a degree in Law and Political Science and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Human Rights, Democracy and Globalization at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She previously worked as a legal intern in an international company and as a legal trainee in a pro-bono legal practice covering migration issues. Also, volunteering for the catalan branch of Service Civil International, she embarked on several projects in different parts of the world that emerged from civil society towards different actors: local community, volunteers and state organizations. She is passionate about democracy, Human Rights protection and conflict monitoring and resolution, especially through peace processes.