Secretariat

Secretariat

OBESSU has a European secretariat located in the European District in Brussels, Belgium. We share a building called Mundo J,  with several other organisations active in the youth sector. Examples of other organisations are the European Youth Forum (YFJ) , the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) and the Global Student Forum (GSF).

The Secretariat is the co-ordination and information centre of the organisation. From the OBESSU Secretariat a big part of the preparatory work of the different projects is done as well as OBESSUs continuous lobbying work towards the European institutions. The work of the Secretariat is lead by the Secretary General. 

To know more about the roles and the languages spoken by Secretariat members, please click on their pictures below. 

For projects please write to Dragana Jovanovska at dragana@obessu.org

For communications, invitations and press enquiries please write to Juanma Báez Ramírez at communications@obessu.org

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Giuseppina Tucci
Position:
Secretary General

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Phone:
+32 485 177 205

About

As a Secretary General she is the link between the Board and the Secretariat. She coordinates the work of the Secretariat and supports the Board, as well as the Working Groups and other OBESSU structures. Her tasks also include strategic and financial management of the organisation and overall coordination of daily OBESSU functioning. Giuseppina speaks English, Italian, French and German.

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Dragana Jovanovska
Position:
Programme Manager

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Dragana is working as programme manager in OBESSU, and her role is the overall project coordination and management in the Secretariat. She is responsible for funding and partnership coordination, donor relationships and the overall coordination of the project team.
She speaks English, Macedonian and Serbo-Croatian.

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Samira Boumakdi Isabel
Position:
Policy and Communications Manager (maternity leave)

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As a Policy and Communications Manager, Samira monitors policy processes relevant for OBESSU, identifies opportunities of influence and shapes the advocacy work of the organisation together with the Policy Officer and the Board. She also oversees and coordinates the communication activities of the organisation. Samira speaks English, French and Spanish.

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María Ballesteros Melero
Position:
Senior Projects and Capacity Building Officer

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María works on the implementation of several projects, such as the KA3 Erasmus+ project CITIZED - Policy implementation support and teacher empowerment for CITIZenship EDucation and the European Parliament DG COMM project Generation D-Liberation in relation with the Conference on the Future of Europe. As Capacity Building Officer, she supports the OBESSU Pool of Trainers and the Membership Officer in the organisation of capacity building and different learning opportunities for Members.
María speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.

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Gilda Isernia
Position:
Projects and Research Officer

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Eleonora Murru
Position:
Membership and Communication Officer

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Carmen Romero Rodríguez
Position:
Projects and Communications Officer

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As Membership and Outreach Assistant (European Solidarity Corps Volunteer), Carmen supports the Internal and External Communication of OBESSU and the Capacity Building activities for the Organisation and its Members. She speaks Spanish and English and she is learning French and Turkish.

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Raquel Moreno Beneit
Position:
Communications Assistant

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Raquel works at OBESSU as a Communication Assistant. She will be helping the Communication Team with the graphic designs, publications for the different Social Media of OBESSU and helping with the communication strategy of the organization.

She speaks Spanish and English and a bit of German.

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Riccardo Ferraresi
Position:
Finance and HR Officer

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French
English
German
Italian

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Paolo Ferraresi
Position:
External Financial Manager

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With his long experience in the sector, he is in charge of managing OBESSU's financial accounting, producing accurate financial reports and keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation. He also advises the Board and the Secretary General on OBESSU's events from a financial point of view.

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Arnau Escortell Chia
Position:
Administrative Assistant (Erasmus+ Internship)

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Spanish
Catalan
English

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Juanma Báez Ramírez
Position:
Policy and Communications Manager

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Juanma works on policy developing the position of the organisation in topics such as VET, learning in the 21st century or youth participation. Additionally he works on the implementation of the EuCare project, financed by Horizon Europe. He speaks Spanish, English and French.

Giuseppina Tucci
Secretary General
Dragana Jovanovska
Programme Manager
Samira Boumakdi Isabel
Policy and Communications Manager (maternity leave)
María Ballesteros Melero
Senior Projects and Capacity Building Officer
Gilda Isernia
Projects and Research Officer
Eleonora Murru
Membership and Communication Officer
Carmen Romero Rodríguez
Projects and Communications Officer
Raquel Moreno Beneit
Communications Assistant
Riccardo Ferraresi
Finance and HR Officer
Paolo Ferraresi
External Financial Manager
Arnau Escortell Chia
Administrative Assistant (Erasmus+ Internship)
Juanma Báez Ramírez
Policy and Communications Manager
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