Team

Our team takes care of the day-to-day business. In close interaction with our target group, we create activities for young Europeans who participate in shaping society. In doing so, we rely on the diverse perspectives within the team and on a common ground.

Executive Director

  • Tomáš Sacher

    Executive Director
    Tomáš Sacher is responsible for the foundation's strategic and operational business and leads our diverse team. His aim is to further strengthen the foundation's European outlook and networks.  

Administration

  • Nadia Zitouni

    Team Lead Administration: Finances & HR
    Nadia Zitouni takes care of all financial matters and all questions relating to personnel.
  • Edel Coradi

    IT-Administrator
    Edel manages and optimizes the organization’s IT resources and services.
  • Jürgen Hübner

    IT Systems Administrator
    Jürgen Hübner cares about technical infrastructure and IT.
  • Ilija Jerković

    Fundraising Manager
    Ilija Jerković is responsible for driving fundraising processes and coordinating partnership management in effort to rally resources and support for the vision of a Europe of openness, solidarity and democracy.
  • Judith Müller

    HR Manager
    Judith Müller is taking care of our team and is managing the HR department.
  • Alina Schneider

    Student Assistant Administration
    Alina appreciates the international environment of the foundation. Next to her studies, she supports the office management and the department human resources.
  • Xenia Seekircher

    Project Assistant for Finances
    Xenia Seekircher supports the finance department with conceptual and operational tasks.
  • João Silva

    Finances Officer
    João takes care of the bookkeeping and the daily income and expenses, keeping track of the numbers and many small steps in between.
  • Amélie Stobbe

    Assistent to the Managing Director
    Amélie supports the managing director and office management as a student assistant.

Communication & Events

  • Friedrich Landenberger

    Head of Communication & Events
    Friedrich Landenberger is responsible for communicating our projects, topics & events to the outside world. It is particularly important to him to strenghten young, diverse voices and perspectives.
  • Emre Çoğlan

    Project Manager Communication
    Emre Çoğlan manages our social media channels as a communications manager and supports editorial work and content planning. An intersectional approach is particularly important to him.
  • Darius Elahi

    Project Manager Events
    Darius Elahi oversees events at the foundation. His goal is to create exciting and informative formats on various political topics.
  • Nicole Maas

    Student Assistant Events
    Nicole Maas supports the planning and realization of discussion events as a student assistant. Her primary focus is on organizing the Youth Congress for the European Election 2024 and coordinating the Schwarzkopf-Europe-Award ceremony.
  • Lorina Naase

    Project Assistant Communication
    Lorina Naase supports our external communication as a volunteer. Close to the target group, she helps us to stay up-to-date.
  • Clara von Starck

    Project Assistant Events
    Clara von Starck actively supports the team as a volunteer in organising events and awards.

Young Postmigrant Alliances

  • Dr. Asmaa Soliman

    Programme Lead Young Islam Conference | Lead “Competence Network Living Together in the Migration Society”
    Dr. Asmaa Soliman is the head of the Young Islam Conference. She has researched, taught, and coordinated projects on Islam in Europe, diversity, and intercultural understanding. She leads the JIK with the goal of advancing peer education and the European focus even further.
  • Jasemin Seven

    Deputy Programme Lead Young Islam Conference | Project Manager for Europeanisation and Strategic Communication
    Jasemin Seven is responsible for the European expansion of JIK with a focus on strategic communication. With her work, Jasemin wants to contribute to a post-migrant and racism-critical Europe.
  • Fikri Anıl Altıntaş

    Project Manger Education & Travel
    Fikri Anıl Altıntaş coordinates our travel grants and implements racism-critical educational offers for children and youth welfare as part of the competence network. He also communicates those offers on our Instagram channel "Beyond A Single Story".
  • Seren Başoğul

    Project Manager Network Young Islam Conference
    Seren Başoğul is an expert in the field of empowerment. She coordinates the networking activities of the Young Islam Conference and supports our diverse JIK members in getting involved. She is also responsible for the Summer Academy and, together with Caroline Haufe, for the Media Academy.
  • Veronika Gunne

    Project Management Consultant Young Islam Conference
    Veronika Gunne is the consultant of the Project Management. She keeps track of numbers and finances.
  • Caroline Haufe

    Communication Manager Young Islam Conference
    Caroline Haufe is responsible for public relations at the Young Islam Conference and implements the Media Academy together with Seren Başoğul.
  • Svea Klee

    Trainee Young Islam Conference
    Svea Klee works in the areas of Networks, Communications and Europeanisation. She focused on the intersectionality of different forms of discrimination during an internship at the Consortium on Gender Security and Human Rights and is currently studying International Relations at the University of Groningen.
  • Vinya Mehta

    Project Manager Outreach/Politics Young Islam Conference
    Vinya Mehta is responsible for outreach and policy at the Young Islam Conference. She studied politics, religion, gender studies and law in London and has expertise in migration and intersectional discrimination. Amplifying multiply marginalised anti-racist perspectives is particularly important in her advocacy work. 
  • Jess Mukeba

    Student Assistant Education & Travel
    Jess Mukeba supports the European expansion of the program and assists in its deputy management tasks. The visibility of young, intersectional voices is particularly important to him.

Understanding Europe

  • Lena Strehmann

    Programme Lead Understanding Europe
    Lena Strehmann leads the team of Understanding Europe. She is a trained diversity manager and works as a strategic thinker and participation expert on the future of the educational network.
  • Daniela Cappuccio

    Project Manager Understanding Europe
    Daniela Cappuccio is mainly responsible for the Coordinators, the Transnational Training for Trainers, and project evaluation of Understanding Europe. She is a lawyer and has been a volunteer of the network since 2016.
  • Yasmine Djidel

    ESC Volunteer Understanding Europe
    Yasmine Djidel supports our team, especially Daniela Cappuccio, with the organization and support of the transnational network. She recently graduated in International and European law from the University of Angers, France.
  • Marlene Gärtner

    Project Manager Understanding Europe (on parental leave)
    Marlene Gärtner organises the European Summer School and is responsible for qualification, transnational networking and evaluation. She is enthusiastic about scientific findings and committed to the exchange between research and practice.
  • Tui Nguyen

    Student Assistant Understanding Europe
    Tui Nguyen supports the organisation of the European Summer School and takes care of the communication of the "Good News!" courses. She is a Master's student in Education at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
  • Rebekka Pfenning

    Project Manager Understanding Europe
    Rebekka Pfennig is responsible for the European Summer School and supports the publication of the Educational Briefing. As a former trainer, she has known the network since 2018 and is always inspired by the political spirit and commitment of young people.

European Youth Parliament

  • Anya Suprunenko

    Executive Director European Youth Parliament
    Leading the team of the EYP’s International OfficeAnya turned her passion for youth engagement into profession. She coordinates the strategic and operative development of the network together with the youth-led international Board and represents the organisation towards external stakeholders and partners.
  • Iman Akboua

    Project Assistant European Youth Parliament
  • Saskia van Berloo

    Project Assistant European Youth Parliament
    Saskia is responsible for the International Seesions of EYP, connecting young engaged people from all over Europe.
  • Conor Comiskey

    Project Assistant European Youth Parliament
    Conor Comiskey actively supports the team on all activities of the Climate Youth Action Plan
  • Anne Flotho-Liersch

    Project Manager European Youth Parliament
    Anne oversees the Climate Youth Action Plan, a network-wide initiative focused on European climate and energy policy. Within her portfolio, she coordinates the EYP's activities related to climate change and sustainability.
  • Inji Jafarli

    ESC Volunteer European Youth Parliament
    Inji Jafarli supports the EYP’s communications and media work. Her work spreads from content creation to ensuring that the important messages reach the wider community.
  • Bilal Kasaoui

    Project Manager European Youth Parliament
    Bilal Kasaoui is leading the FOCUS project, which aims to promote Fundamental Rights through Charter use in society. He also supports capacity building projects, contributing to the development and implementation of events.
  • Markel Kerejeta

    ESC Volunteer European Youth Parliament
    Markel Kerejeta supports the organisation and implementation of the EYP's International Sessions.
  • Sierra Moreno

    ESC Volunteer European Youth Parliament
    Sierra Moreno supports the Climate Youth Action Plan, a network-wide initiative focused on European climate and energy policy.
  • Michelle Poltier

    Project Manager European Youth Parliament
    Michelle Poltier coordinates all EYP events, projects, and activities linked to the European elections 2024. She is also responsible for the project management of the local European Youth Event (EYE) in Berlin.
  • Annelou Snippe

    Project Manager European Youth Parliament
    Annelou Snippe oversees the Youth Together for Arctic Futures project, which aims to connect and empower European and Arctic youth to advocate for good climate and nature policy.
  • Henning Undheim

    ESC Volunteer European Youth Parliament
    Henning Undheim is in charge of managing all processes related to the EYP's international governance activities. He gives general support for ongoing projects including fundraising tasks and capacity building events.

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