Our Team

Beniamino Brunati

Beniamino Brunati

His Erasmus in Paris last year made him realise that he needed croissant in his life but, this experience also boosted his enthusiasm about European topics and values. So far, Ben has studied in the United States, Argentina and France, but his ongoing masters in European Affairs at the ULB show that Europe is closest to his heart.

In his words
“ EU institutions must tackle the burning issues of climate change, justice and equality.That is why ECIs are of paramount importance because they can alert Eurocrats about this.”
Anna Comacchio

Anna Comacchio

She can boast 5 European Languages and a “poetic” Venetian dialect. Passionate about travelling, European Politics and the unchartered Youtube and Social Media world, Anna is a communicator having been involved in front-line tasks engaging with different publics. She will co-coordinate the campaign on- and off-line. Her master in European Studies in Leipzig and campaigning with “ThisTimeI’mVoting” is what got her to fall in love with transnational activism.

In her words
“Thanks to the EU I can work and contribute with my taxes everywhere in Europe. This is where I feel at home and where my voice should always count.”

Robert Goia

Robert Goia

He’s ready to give you a TED Talk any minute on any subject! His name? As long as a Ted Talk itself! Robert Stefan Iosif Goia likes arts, politics, economics, and anything adventurous. He is originally from Rumania but has zigzagged across Europe, he completed a Bachelor in the UK and he’s currently involved in European Studies, Leuven.Living his fourth year abroad, he recognises the crucial importance of European citizenship for the future of the European project.

In his words
“I believe that reform is stil needed especially when referring to the European diaspora and their voting rights. Europe will only be stronger if EU integration in the future goes hand in hand with representation of mobile EU citizens.”
Léa Le Guével

Léa Le Guével

She learned English from One Direction and that’s “what makes her beautiful”!Coming from sunny Brittany, where she studied Law and Applied Foreign languages, Léa’s future ambition is to help create a European Union greater for everybody. She is ready to stand up and fight against any form of discrimination and she is a staunch advocate for real inclusion in Europe. Her biggest passion is civil rights activism.

In her words
“I think that if European citizenship should become more social and political, it has to start with strong electoral rights”.
Bastian Le Romancer

Bastian Le Romancer

League of Legend or Monopoly? He doesn’t care! He will challenge you in every possible game and gloriously defeat you! Bastian studies Law and Applied Foreign Languages, he is our player when it comes to IT skills. This all-rounder is passionate about learning and aspires to ensure that all young European citizens can benefit from the European Union’s support in the fields of education and culture.

In his words
“Strong voting rights are the engine of EU democracy. The EU of the future will not be made by government action but the everyday practice of our common Europeanness”

Diana Olivastri

Diana Olivastri

She has a soft spot for Eastern Europe, having studied in Lithuania and Slovakia, and, pay attention: she is the only Italian whose favourite food is neither pizza nor pasta! With so many cross-border experiences for her tender age, Diana believes fully in ECIT’s innovative philosophy. As an International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs graduate student, she is a true citizen of the world!

In her words
“During my path with ‘Voters Without Borders’, I wish to broaden my horizons and to promote, by giving to the story of Europe a happy ending, the awareness that ‘The future is Europe”
Gwenaëlle Laramy Langonné

Gwenaëlle Laramy

We can boast of having the best french native English speaker in the EU!
Yes, you heard right..she has a decent English accent AND she is French. Gwen studies Law and Applied Foreign Languages. She genuinely cares about everybody’s rights and she wants the EU to do so too. She is aware that EU citizenship is a “variable geometry” citizenship and she wants that to change.


In her words
“The EU needs to care more about every part of its population and stop excluding some citizens.”

Joran Brons

Joran Brons

Going to school in the Netherlands during the week and being a piano player and an athlete in Germany during the weekend? Joran has made use of his rights as a European Citizen to the fullest! That is why he is so enthusiastic about creating a Universal European Citizenship. As a political science graduate specialized in conflict studies with expert knowledge in statistics, he will help our cause in all that boring research and databases so much needed for a successful ECI!

In his words
“Getting rid of all barriers voters face across Europe is a certain path towards a stronger European identity. Therefore, sign our ECI !”
Claire Dautcourt

Claire Dautcourt

She skied full-speed all the way from the magnificent mountains of the Vosges to Brussels to defend EU citizens’ rights. After living in France, Italy, Poland and Belgium and meeting many Europeans on her journey, Claire is convinced that the EU is the most beautiful political projects of our time. In Brussels, she is doing a specialised master in interdisciplinary studies on European affairs…sounds complicated, right? Yet, Claire found time to join this amazing task force and to multi-task across borders and deadlines!

In her words
“The full extension of voting rights to all elections in the EU is, in my opinion, the real means of bringing the gap between EU citizens and institutions.”
Sinéad O'Keeffe

Sinéad O'Keeffe

As a soon-to-be graduate of Trinity College Dublin Class of Law 2020, Sinéad will, with no doubt, be a real asset for the task force. She has pursued her profesional interests not only through academia and interning in law firms some past summers, but also by building leadership abilities in being Class Representative, along with being involved with sporting clubs such as hockey, and societies such as the Caledonian Society. As you can understand, Sinead has a bad-ass curriculum, and, as they say in the Hockey jargon, she is a real point-woman!

In her words
“I believe that #VotersWithoutBorders is of great importance for all EU citizens and hope that I can greatly contribute to this task ahead.”
Francesco

Francesco De Maria

He is the perfect example of European citizen on the move During his academic years,
Francesco studied and worked in Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Bulgaria
making him a true representative of the Erasmus generation and a successful polyglot
as well as Latin Lover. He holds a master’s in international politics and Eastern
European Studies and he will cheers for this ECI as it was a 2014 San Antonio play-off
match.
In his words “My sense of belonging is necessarily European. Thanks to EU I was able to develop as a human, as a student and as a young professional. European citizenship is a real thing and youth has the right and duty to stand for the future of all of us.”
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Brunello De Vita

Classy outfit and Mozart in the headphones, our Brunello is a Law graduate from the University Federico II of Naples with Master’s Degree at the European College of Parma. 
After an Erasmus in Spain, he decided to move to Belgium and get on board of our team and lobby the EU for good purposes!

In his words


“Italy is my bedroom but Europe is my home. This is what my generation has learned thanks to Erasmus. Now our task is to involve European citizenship in a single and deeper concept of European People.”

 

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Caroline Herlin

 
She lives in Luxembourg, and have not only one, or two but three nationalities: French, Belgian and Luxembourgish.
Caroline had been living in the UK for 4 years for her bachelor. She had just graduated in Politics and International Relations. In September, she will be doing a masters degree in European Politics at the University of Oxford.
She enjoys hiking and had climbed Mount Kilimandjaro last year. She is training to climb the Mont Blanc next year.

 

In her words
“Seeing oneself as European is not enough, in order for European citizenship to take its full expression, mobile EU citizens need to be better represented and need to be given full voting rights.”

Tom

Tom Tallieu Stephan

From the shores of Brittany, to the small street of Paris and now enjoying life in Brussels. Tom studies Political communication and he decided to put his skills towards spreading the message that all Europeans are equal and deserve the same rights. He fell in love with Europe troughout travels and conferences and sometimes partying with his fellow European citizens, to whom he likes to expose the exceptionalities of French wine. He is now ready to be a staunch advocate for our cause, straight outta “The Ellen Show” (look at the hair for more info).
 

In his words
“Democracy shouldn’t be considered as a never a done thing. Each citizen shall fight for his rights, and I believe that this ECI is our way to fight for a democratic Europe.”