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Gabriella Civico


Gabriella is from the UK but has lived for many years in Spain and Portugal before moving to Belgium. 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 as an administrator and also as a trainer and expert. Through her work in the youth field she was involved in the campaign to establish 2011 as the European Year of Volunteering. Gabriella has volunteered since childhood in a variety of fields including Youth Advocacy, International Development, Disability, Environment, Immigration, Human Rights, Sports etc. She has worked closely with CEV since July 2010 in her role as Project Manager for the EYV2011 Alliance until the end of the project in March 2012  when she became CEV Director.


Andreea Nagy

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.


Sara Fasoli

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.


Lamiae Goumri

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.


Fady Alghorra

Communication Manager 

Fady Alghorra was born in Gaza and currently lives in Belgium. In 2003 he graduated in Mass media and Communication Arts at 6th October University (Egypt). He attended number of courses on media technology, as well as communication and leadership skills along with courses of media and communication. In Palestine, he worked for UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East) with different functions, like Public Information Assistant in the Relief and Social Services Program and as coordinator of the video sector in the Public Information Office. Later, he worked with BTselem (the human rights and information centre in occupied territories) as a Gaza video project coordinator and also as a theatre actor and drama teacher in Gaza. As a teacher he specialised in working with kids with post-war PTSD. Since 2005 he has been working as a freelance filmmaker for satellite channels, NGOs and his own independent productions. Since moving to Belgium, he brought to life "Chat Jihad", a long journalistic file about ISIS published in episodes on Mo * magazine in April 2018 and worked with Caritas Flanders as an audiovisual and communication assistant.


Giulia Bordin

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.


Kristijan Gjorgjieski

ESC Trainee 

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. He previously worked in the Government of North Macedonia, Assembly of North Macedonia 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.


Juan María Ramírez


Juan María comes from Spain and joined CEV in March 2020 for five months through a grand from Diputación de Jáen (Municipality of Jaén). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting and Master’s degree in Education, both by the University of Granada (Spain).


Afia Khan


Afia is a graduate of International Relations and French from the UK and has lived in Bangladesh since 2003. During her studies, Afia has undertaken a year abroad with the Erasmus programme at the University of Geneva at the school of Translation and Interpretation. Afia has developed an interest in British and global politics and is continuing to work towards an international career in foreign policy. During her university time at UEA, Afia was highly involved with the Students Union as the elected Ethnic Minority Officer and its societies, volunteering as the UEA Oxfam Society President, Secretary of Model United Nations Society and Bengali Society Vice-President, respectively. She joined CEV as an intern in June 2020 for two months through a module organised by UEA in order to learn more about working in international organisations.


Connor Audsley


Connor comes from the UK and is joining the CEV as a remote intern from June 2020, as part of a module organised by UEA. He is finishing his degree in Culture, Literature and Politics (BA), which he has 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.


Maria Armés


Maria is from Portugal and lived in Lisbon all her life before moving to the UK in 2017 for studies. Throughout her school years, she got the chance to participate in two Erasmus exchange programmes to Poland and Lithuania, developing an interest in global topics, such as European affairs and human rights. Now finishing her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Modern History from the University of East Anglia (UEA), Maria has continued to work towards an international career and will be doing a Masters in Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling at the University of Essex soon. During her university time at UEA, Maria was highly involved with the Students Union and its societies, working as a Course Representative for 3 years and as Treasurer and Social Media Officer for the International Students and Portuguese societies respectively. She joined CEV as an intern in June 2020 for two months through a module organised by UEA in order to learn more about working in international organisations.


Rutendo Mubwanda


Rutendo is from the UK and she studied International Relations and Modern Languages (French) at the University of East Anglia before joining CEV in June 2020.

Previously, she participated in an Erasmus programme in Lyon, France during 2018-2019.

Over the years, she has developed a deeper interest in global issues.


Stefan Mapp


Stefan is from England with heritage from Trinidad and Tobago. He is one of many UEA students to join us this summer as part of a traineeship. Before joining us Stefan completed a double degree in International Relations and Modern Language (Spanish) from the University of East Anglia.'


Zachary Horne-Morris


Zachary comes from the UK and joined CEV in June 2020. He has completed his final year at the University of East Anglia (UK) studying International Relations and Modern Languages (Japanese). He has also undertaken a year abroad at Kansai University, Osaka. Before joining CEV, he worked as a Study Abroad Ambassador for UEA.


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