ESAA Board

The Board is the steering body of ESAA and responsible for the major decisions concerning it’s functioning. It is composed by ten members nominated by the four organizations constituting ESAA. These members set the annual strategy, develop a work plan and decide on budgetary planing.

Apiyo Okwiri

President of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association AISBL (EMA-AISBL)

Wim Gabriels

Vice-President of the Erasmus Student Network

Safi Sabuni

President of the Erasmus Student Network

Neringa Tumenaite

Vice-President of OCEANS Network

Leasa Weimer

Representative of the Erasmus Mundus Association

Edlira Alku

Representative of the Erasmus Mundus Association

Pavan Sriram

Representative of the Erasmus Mundus Association

Martyna Kowol

Representative of the garagErasmus Foundation

Valentina Presa

Representative of the garagErasmus Foundation

Former Board Members

Below you will find the former members of the ESAA Board.

Emrah Karakaya

Vice-President of the Erasmus Mundus Association

2015 - 2016

Melania Lotti

Vice-President of the OCEANS Network

2015 - 2016

Jonathan Jelves

Treasurer of the Erasmus Student Network

2015 - 2016

Stefan Jahnke

President of the Erasmus Student Network

2015 - 2016

Viviana Premazzi

Representative of the garagErasmus Foundation

Kristie Derkson

President of the OCEANS Network

Nicola Filizola

Vice President EU Affairs & Co-Founder, garagErasmus Foundation

Communication Working Group

The Communication Working Group is responsible for the network’s communication channels. It manages the website, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. In addition, it publishes regular newsletters and the ESAA magazine.

Cornelius Okello

Member of Communication Working Group

Paweł Pankowicz

Member of Communication Committee in Erasmus Student Network

Dorottya Fulop

Member of Communication Working Group

Gabriele Armao

Deputy-Head of IT of the OCEANS Network

Marcela Chavez Ocampo

Communication Coordinator at the Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association (ESAA)

Events Working Group

The ESAA Event Working Group deals with topics related the identity, establishment and development of the ESAA community. The Working Group’s mission is to be instrumental in connecting the ESAA members with a variety of educational, socio geographical and professional background.

Florian Debeve

Vice-coordinator of the Events WG

Adam Farnik

Anna Stief

Deputy-Head of Community Development of the OCEANS Network

Matleena Heikkinen

Liaison Officer of the Erasmus Student Network

Felix Kwabena Donkor

Survey & Research Working Group

The ESAA Survey & Research Working Group keeps the ESAA community informed of important educational policies, research, and European level dialogues and events that impact them. PER will seek out opportunities for external relations, suggest seminars, events and conferences that would be important for ESAA’s representation.

Mikhail Balyasin

Member of the Survey & Research Working Group

Elisabeth Humberstone

Member of the Survey & Research Working Group

Lloyd Huitson

Survey and Research Working Group Member for the Erasmus Student Network

Yoonmi Kim

Survey and Research Working Group Member for the OCEANS Network

Joachim Wyssling

Member of the Survey & Research Working Group

Sunhee Kim

Member of the Survey & Research Working Group

Justyna Tasic

Member of the Survey & Research Working Group

Kapal Dev Langhani

Member of the Survey & Research Working Group

Professional Development Working Group

The Professional Development Working Group offers strategies and methodologies that can assist ESAA’s members in the acquisition of professional development skills. This includes a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration and the ability to work in diverse teams. The Working Group fosters global and cultural awareness, helps ESAA members to develop leadership and project management skills and flair for entrepreneurship.

Agata Gieroba

Deputy-Head of Professional Development of the OCEANS Network

Alfredo Ciccarelli

Head of Professional Development of the OCEANS Network

Oscar Boije

Representative of the Erasmus Student Network

LeX Tan Yih Liang

Member of the ESAA Professional Development Team

Velimir Tasic

Team Leader of ESAA Professional Development

Memet Unsal

Stephanie Raible

Member of the Professional Development Working Group

Kai Oelfke

Representative of the OCEANS Network

Promotion Working Group

The Promotion Working Group is the main coordinating hub for Erasmus+ and ESAA promotional events. Currently the team coordinates the ESAA kick-off event. They are working with all members to create an interesting and thought-provoking agenda for the 250 participants. Organising the content of the speeches, panels and workshops is just part of the job. They are also in charge of establishing the invitations to speakers, event concept and logisitics.

Chaidarun "Jum" Tippawan

Former Vice President of EMA Southeast Asia Chapter

Rosa Utset

Vice President of the Oceans Network

Katarina Vaščić

Team leader of the Erasmus+ Promotion Team

Ayham AlKawi

EMA Board member of the Middle East Chapter

Kyriakos Kalantaridis

National Representative of the Erasmus Student Network Greece

Siamak Tehrani

Head of Promotion of the OCEANS Network

Claudia Zilli

Member of the Promotion Working Group for garagErasmus

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