BIO: Trainer, consultant, and project coordinator on the issues of sexual health and rights, healthy behaviors, inclusion and youth activism. Engaged in the topics of social entrepreneurship at local level, active citizenship, youth initiatives, volunteering, and mobility. Coordinator of projects aiming to create cross-sectoral and participatory youth strategies through structured dialogue.
Areas of expertise: Sexual Health & Rights; Youth participation, Cross-sectoral and integrative policies
Filipa Cabral / Project officer
Bio: Filipa holds a degree in public relations with a minor in languages, culture, and literature from the University of Azores. Her experience in communication and tourism has allowed her to develop strong skills in effective communication with people from diverse backgrounds. She has also participated in volunteering EU projects and gained an understanding of the importance of connecting with people from different walks of life. She’s passionate about bridging cultural divides and committed to advancing cross-cultural communication.
Areas of expertise: Communication
Augustė Taruškaitė / Project coordinator
BIO: Augustė Taruškaitė, Project coordinator; University of London graduate with an academic background in history and cultural organization communication, specializing in not-for-profit organization outreach and fundraising. Work experience encompasses various organizations with focus on social enterprise establishment/management/funding, youth participation, project administration, volunteering, event organization and engagement with outreach.
Areas of expertise: project management, social entrepreneurship, participation
BIO: The psychology academic background set the pace for growing into a nearly 10 years professional experience within gender violence and gender equality issues, both on collective social intervention, as well on individual intervention trough victim support methodologies. As a freelance educator and trainer, she has worked for the last decade within private sector organizations on human resources projects, as well as on the civil society and public sector managing projects that promote peace and equality, empower and motivate people of all ages within a multicultural context.
Areas of expertise: training, human resources, gender
Milan Stajčić / Expert
Areas of expertise: M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Industry 4.0 / IoT Project Consultant
Milan is an engineer with more than 10 years of experience in industrial IT (MES/MOM) and smart city solutions. After honing his engineering skills in respectable international companies (Siemens, Metronik) he co-founded a new IT start-up company Kamisoft. In the last couple of years he has been working on innovative Industry 4.0 and smart city IoT projects in cooperation with major European and Japanese companies. He holds a master degree in electrical engineering from a prestigious University of Belgrade.
Marko Paunović / General Manager
Areas of expertise: EU Policies, EU funding, Non-profit management
Marko Paunović, consultant, moderator, and social entrepreneur with experience in the field of non-formal education, fundraising, organizational and project management. In recent years he has been lobbying the European institutions and following closely Cohesive, Enlargement, Social Entrepreneurship, Internet and youth policies of the EU. He is the founder and CEO of Out of the Box International, an international network based in Brussels dealing with social innovations.