Tamara is Secretary General of YEU International since December 2012. Before that, she was Treasurer and Vice-President of YEU in the period from 2009-2012. Involved in civil society since 2003 as project manager and director of YEU MO, Resource Centre Leskovac, Tamara is experienced in fundraising, project cycle management, NGO administration and public relations. Studied communications. Worked as journalist for 5 years for different radio stations in Serbia. Believes in human rights, equality, diversity and freedom of choice. Animal rights activist. Comes from Vukovar, Croatia. Loves both her countries equally.
Project and Membership Manager
Vladimir journey through YEU universe started back in the 2007. He was an international coordinator on behalf of Resource centre Leskovac, member of PET since its inception and one of the coordinators in the previous mandates responsible for organizational development of YEU and its members. Vladimir is a highly skilled project & event manager within nonprofit sector with 10+ years of experience in developing and implementing projects related to rights-based approach, participation, local community development and social entrepreneurship. 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 local community in any aspect of its development. Passionate motorcyclist and animal rights fighter.
Agata Papotto has joined YEU’s Team in March 2019 as an Intern through the Italian Civil Service Project, changing her position as Projects Assistant in February 2020. She is from Italy, and in addition to her graduate and postgraduate studies in Clinical Psychology, she was a member of the University of Catania’s ‘Contamination Lab Master’ which is a training program on social entrepreneurship where she completed several courses on topics such as project management, communication strategies and problem-solving. This experience enabled her to develop creative ideas in a structured way and in order to broaden her horizon, she decided to move to Brussels to gain professional experience in a multicultural environment with an internationally oriented organization. Passionate about the art world, cinema, travelling, and nature. She believes in the beauty of simple things and that the freedom of choice is an untouchable right.
Communication and Projects Officer
Rocío Benito is now working for YEU as a Communication and Projects Officer, joining the team in August of 2020. She is from Madrid, where she studied Audiovisual Communication and Graphic Design. Her career in communication started in 2015, and from then she’s worked in either big international companies, start-ups, and organizations, which has given her the opportunity to learn a lot from these experiences and develop creative skills. She had the great opportunity of moving to Brussels and working in the European Parliament as a Schuman Trainee, which led her to the amazing chance of working in YEU once she finished her traineeship. Her passions are dogs, reading fascinating books, travel photography, and Neapolitan pizza. She believes firmly in the power of small actions as multipliers of big results. Start a small good habit, and repeat it day after day, improving just 1% every day. In five years, you will see how far you have gone. You can apply this to each area of your life.
Ismael Paez Civico joined YEU as Outreach and Project Assistant in November 2018 and now he is in charge of Jammin project. He started volunteering from a very young age and has always been involved in various activities involving non-formal education. Most of his experience in Youth Work comes from scouting, he’s currently a scout leader and has been for the past 3 years, he joined the movement in 2010. He’s from a small town in southern Spain called Mollina and he lived there for 10 years. In 2008 he moved to Faro (Portugal) and stayed there for a year before moving to his current residence Brussels, Belgium. He’s half British and half Spanish with Italian origins. He can speak English, Spanish, and French on an equal level and has some knowledge in Portuguese and Dutch. He’s currently studying law at UCL Louvain, Saint-Louis Brussels. His interests cover a large number of fields like sports, nature, gastronomy, literature, cinematography and traveling. Defends human rights, social inclusion, freedom of speech and the environment.
Amaya Lyne recently joined YEU’s team as an intern working on different YEU projects. She is currently undertaking her Master’s in Human Rights and Conflict Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. Amaya first moved to Brussels in 2017, after graduating in International Relations and Spanish, where she soon started volunteering with the Red Cross and other local NGOs and associations working alongside migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and homeless people. Aside from thriving in multicultural contexts, Amaya also enjoys learning new languages. She is half English and half French, but also speaks Spanish fluently and practices her Italian and Arabic when she can. Amaya is passionate about Human Rights and strongly believes in social cohesion through community-based projects.