Our Team

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

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 Romania 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.”

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, put his knowledge into practice by doing internships in Brussels and get on board of our team and lobby the EU for good purposes!
Naples in the blood (especially the Mozzarella) but the European Union in the heart, he believes foolishly in a future with a united Europe.

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.”

Sinéad O'Keeffe

Sinéad O'Keeffe

As a graduate of Trinity College Dublin Class of Law 2020, Sinéad is a real asset for the task force. She has pursued her professional 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 clubs and societies such as hockey and touch-rugby. 
She loves to run, sing and have the craic. Sinéad has a bad-ass curriculum, and on top of that, as they say in Ireland, she is “gas”!

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.”

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.”


Aure Isouard

With her heart in perfect equilibrium between France and China, just like on her beloved slackline webbing, Aure comes from Paris bringing us her experiences of her various travels, her passion for riding, writing and reading. After living in Mexico City and Shanghai on Erasmus, she realised the importance of the European Union as a concrete model for improving the protection of human and citizen’s rights, European and non-European. This is why she decided to join the Voters Without Borders Team and work to contribute to the objectives of the initiative.

 In her words
“I believe that we need full European voting rights in order to have a real European citizenship; the ultimate step would be to achieve universal suffrage in the elections for the President of the European Commission.”

 

Andrii Sidletskyi

Do you need a young business man with experience in public relation and partnership outreach? Then Andrii, only 22 years old, will help you convince anyone, thanks to his 5 language skills and his contagious smile, to promote the topics dear to him such as: integration, migration and youth work, in the European Union and beyond.
Everyday with Andrii, it’s a dynamic and surprising day!
 

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.”


Nuša Videnšek

 

She found her path in international and EU law but it lead her to the country of her favourite food, chocolate Nuša studied law at University in Ljubljana. She belives in equality and moral principles. EU citizenship helps her achieve her ambitions, to fight fear of the unknown.
She likes the peace of nature and the sound of good music.

In her words
“Law is a powerful thing, it should be used for a good cause and what are we trying to do here, is definitely good for empowering european democracy. We are at the time, where we should consider EU citizenship a privilege, so sign our ECI and help us improve the freedom of movement. After all, freedom consist of no borders.”


Juliette Gille-Vignale

With her insuperable style and her icy eyes, after living with one foot in Brittany and the other one in Berlin for many years, Juliette finally landed in Brussels to discover what it’s like to live in the heart of the EU. She studied European Affairs in Sciences Po Rennes. Before the Coronavirus, you could often find her in a concert. Now, she will put all this energy into the ECI campaign!

 In her words
“The EU is one of the greatest political achievement of modern times but, of course, it can still be improved. The ECI is therefore fundamental to deepen the integration and build a true “union des hommes.” “


Our volunteers across Europe

Joran Brons

Joran Brons

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 !”

Gwenaëlle Laramy Langonné

Gwen Laramy

In her words

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

Francesco

Francesco De Maria

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.”

Léa Le Guével

Léa Le Guével

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

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

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”

Caroline Herlin

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.”