Administrative Office

Vladimir Mitrovic

Honorary Secretary General 1982 - 2022

Tenna Sørensen

Fundraising & Project Assistant

Klaudjo Marena

Membership and Communication Officer

Klaudjo Marena

Membership and Communication Officer

He comes from a diverse personal and professional background. He is Albanian with Montenegrin roots. He was born in Shkoder, Albania. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in Moscow, Russia and Master of Arts in International Studies at Roma Tre University located in Rome, Italy. His areas of interest cover youth work, non-formal education, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, migration, conflict resolution, sustainable development, climate change, fair trade, political advocacy and the nexus between discourse, policy and security. In addition, he is passionate about International affairs, gender and politics, human rights, communication and network development.
Throughout his academic career, Klaudjo has organised and participated across many European and International events such as Model United Nations and European Youth Parliament. Before joining YEU, he worked for SOS Children’s Villages Belgium, European Network On Religion and Belief, EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, World Fair Trade Organization – Europe and Solvay Lifelong Learning. Since the escalation of the Ukraine Crisis, he has been assisting Ukrainian refugees with administrative and linguistic support.
Klaudjo speaks nine languages: Albanian, Serbo-Croatian, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and some Ukrainian.
Klaudjo feels very glad and honoured to become part of the YEU Family in the capacity of Membership and Communication Officer.

Sabine Hoffmann

Finance and HR Officer

Sabine is Finance and HR Officer since May 2021. She is from Germany and has always been curious about other cultures and languages. Based on studies of International Business Administration she worked in Finance and Accounting for British International Groups before coming to Brussels and entering the European NGO world. Sabine speaks German, English, French, Dutch and Russian. For her it is important to believe in peace, understanding and cooperation between people and in human rights and to live these values oneself. In her private time she takes care of her cats and likes organizing outdoor activities for expats.

Beyza Alabay

Project Assistant

Born in 1996 in Ankara, Türkiye and raised in different cities/towns in the North, Aegean and Eastern parts of Türkiye, she has been a young professional and a passionate ‘Bruxelloise’ since 2018.

She is a sedulous, self-driven, meticulous and goal-oriented real team player with a “can do” mentality. Her persistently diverse interest for life-long learning and the interactions with different sectors and global affairs have motivated her to undertake various projects, visit and live abroad even more.

Beyza has successfully completed a bachelor’s degree ‘Political Science: International Relations’ at Ankara University (2019) and a specialization master’s degree ‘International Relations: Security, Peace and Conflict’ (2022) at Free University of Brussels. During her studies, she held active roles at different NGOs/International Organisations on Latin America, Business and Industry, Interoperability and Defence and European Affairs for different countries in order to have a wider understanding of the world. She also took the initiative to do a ‘45 day Interrail Project’ in summer 2015, observing the general life conditions and challenges faced by the emigrating Syrian people at that time.

She loves trying different things and is curious to strengthen her dancing skills in Tango. She is a passionate scenario writer, Bach-lover, a horse-trainer and a foodie! She stands for human rights and freedom of choice. Above all, child safety is a vital priority in her life.

Tenna Sørensen

Fundraising & Project Assistan

Meet Tenna – Fundraising and Project Officer at YEU.
Being born and raised in the countryside to a small town in Denmark, she highly appreciates the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ – and is definitely not afraid of Brussels’ weather.
Tenna has completed both of her studies – a bachelor degree in Business, Language and Culture and a master’s degree in Cultural Sociology – at the University of Southern Denmark and is knowledgeable on issues such as intercultural relations, inclusion and social transformation processes. She believes in diversity as the most focal prerequisite for social change and her main interests revolve around topics such as intercultural dialogue, international solidarity and human rights.
Thanks to her inborn curiosity and various experiences abroad, Tenna has become a citizen of the world and fallen in love with its cultures and people: a semester abroad on the Gold Coast, Australia; internship with an art and culture organization in Ramallah, West Bank; short-term volunteering activities in Uganda and Rwanda and not least one year working with non-formal education in Rome, Italy.
Through civil society experiences, Tenna is experienced in fundraising, networking and working with projects for marginalized children and youth through art, non-formal education and sport.

Vladimir Mitrovic

Honorary Secretary General 1982 - 2022

Vladimir journey through YEU universe started back in the 2007. He was an international coordinator on behalf of Resource centre Leskovac, a member of PET since its inception and one of the coordinators in the previous mandate responsible for the organizational development of YEU and its members. Vladimir is a highly skilled project & event manager within a nonprofit sector with 10+ years of experience in developing and implementing projects related to a rights-based approach, participation, local community development and social entrepreneurship. Was an elected member of the local parliament in Leskovac, Serbia and is experienced in political campaigns and advocacy initiatives. As a true activist, Vladimir has a strong sense of devotion towards nonprofits which he sees as a generator of positive changes and ideas for the local community in any aspect of its development. Passionate motorcyclist and animal rights fighter!

Selin Gürlemez

Secretary General

Selin Gürlemez has been Secretary General of YEU International since February 2022, and before that, she was the Vice-President of YEU in the period of 2018-2022.

Selin is a feminist activist who has been volunteering locally and internationally with TOG-Community Volunteers Foundation (YEU Member Organisation in Türkiye) since 2011 to empower young people to support social cohesion.

She has been working in youth programs at Bodrum Dance Club – Youth Culture and Art Center (BDK) in Bodrum, Türkiye for 3 years and also worked as a trainer at a science-oriented center for children and youth(Fikir Değirmeni) in Istanbul.

She has her bachelor’s in International Relations and Masters in Women’s Studies at Istanbul University. In 2021 and 2022, she gave a lecture at the Humboldt University of Berlin on the topic of “Feminist Movements in Turkey – from the Ottoman Empire till today”.
She believes in sisterhood, change, equality and diversity for all. She is interested in traveling, blogging, learning new languages, prose writing, getting to know more people and cultures and discovering a new world!

Ivan Rosa

Senior Trainer

Having a legal background, I see non-formal education and experiential learning as a pure magic unlocking potential that for formal education remains hidden. As a trainer, I enjoy listening to people and helping them grow. I focus on:
  • Participation; trust me, the participatory approach is the future,
  • Entrepreneurship; particularly when targeted to youth
  • Project management; I believe life is a project, trying to write the fairly good one
  • Empowerment; as there is never enough of it

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