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 Samira Boumakdi Isabel at samira@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

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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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Rute Nunes
Position:
Finance and Project Officer

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As an Finance and Project Officer, Rute provides administrative, logistic and financial support related to the daily activities at OBESSU.
Rute also provides financial coordination and administrative support of the ECMA project and she is in charge of a collaboration in the Europe@home project for the development of an intellectual output related to digital education.
Rute speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

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María Ballesteros Melero
Position:
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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Juanma Báez Ramírez
Position:
Project and Policy Officer

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Juanma works on the implementation of the KA3 Erasmus+ project "European Changemakers Academy" (ECMA). His tasks combine the coordination of a complete training for local activists with a set of policy outcomes that will serve the empowerment of youth in the local and European level. He speaks Spanish and English.

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Eleonora Murru
Position:
Membership and Communication Officer

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As Communication and Advocacy Assistant, Eleonora assists in Internal and External Communication of OBESSU and in Policy and Advocacy related-work of the Organisation. She speaks Italian and English and she is learning French and Arabic.

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Riccardo Ferraresi
Position:
Finance and HR Officer

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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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Gilda Isernia
Position:
Research and Policy Assistant

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As Research and Policy assistant, Gilda coordinates the work of OBESSU’s research Task Force on Covid-19, as part of the SSSU project. Her tasks include research design, methodology and implementation, policy monitoring and more broadly, support in other activities of the Secretariat.
Gilda speaks Italian, English, French and Swahili.

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Carmen Romero Rodríguez
Position:
Membership and Outreach Assistant

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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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Maria Laura Mitra
Position:
Capacity Building Assistant

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As an intern, Maria Laura works in close collaboration with the Projects and Capacity Building Officer and assists with the design and implementation of OBESSU's capacity building programmes. She speaks Italian, English, French and German

Giuseppina Tucci
Secretary General
Dragana Jovanovska
Programme Manager
Samira Boumakdi Isabel
Policy and Communications Manager
Rute Nunes
Finance and Project Officer
María Ballesteros Melero
Projects and Capacity Building Officer
Juanma Báez Ramírez
Project and Policy Officer
Eleonora Murru
Membership and Communication Officer
Riccardo Ferraresi
Finance and HR Officer
Paolo Ferraresi
External Financial Manager
Gilda Isernia
Research and Policy Assistant
Carmen Romero Rodríguez
Membership and Outreach Assistant
Maria Laura Mitra
Capacity Building Assistant
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