WHO WE ARE
ALTERNATIVA EUROPEA STAFF
Olimpia Troili was born in 1987. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and she got one in International Development and Cooperation. Since 2012 she is the President of Alternativa Europea, federally sensitive and whose associative basin consists mainly of university students, graduates and young professionals from all over Europe. Previously she has been an athlete of Fiamme Gialle, in the discipline of foil fencing. She worked at the Regional Council of Lazio and at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Head of Office, Pubblic Affair & Communication (SMM and Editorial in Chief)
Matteo M. Mannello was born in Rome in 1988. He got a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations with a thesis “On the current nature of Welfare State. Impact on the families and business. Comparison between Italian and Finnish Welfare State.” on the comparison between Italian and Finnish Welfare State. He continued his studies at the “ULB – Université Libre de Bruxelles”, where he finalized his Master’s degree in International Politics (Influence of Transatlantic Adriatic Pipeline in the framework of South Gas Corridor on the European partnership policy and the national interests reactions). Since 2013 he is responsible for the NGO Alternativa Europea delegation in Brussels, where the think-tank is active today thanks to its web activities, the organization of training sessions and its institutional relation with EU institutions . Whit this NGO he also coordinated a project funded by the European Commission under Grundtvig programme. This 2 years project was implemented together with East European partners. Every activities aims at helping European citizens to have their first professional experience at a international level and get them closer to the European institutions. Matteo previously worked at the European Parliament and at the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) in Brussels where he worked on European programs: H2020, ENPI, LIFE +. He speaks and writes in French, English, Spanish.
AE BLOG STAFF
EDITORIAL CHIEF & editors
Emiliano Roberti was born in Vasto (Italy) in 1987. He holds a Degree in Modern Languages and is currently specializing in Business and International Cooperation. Since 2012 he has been working as a translator (Eng-Spa>Ita), and recently began to work with Lionbridge Technologies as a Search Engine Evaluator. He also worked as Editorial Chief for the “EUMAgazine” project and took part to the “Everyman’s Cultural Right” Youth Initiative in Sweden in 2010. His fields of interest include: EU affairs, internationalization, localization, multimodality, social media, linguistics. Since he was younger, Emiliano has had a passion for writing and music. He plays bass guitar and software DAW.
Linkedin profile: it.linkedin.com/in/emilianoroberti/en
Editorial Translator Chief
Simone De Ioanna was born in Rome in 1991. He holds both Italian and Belgian citizenship. At the age of 19, he moved to Brussels to study translation and interpreting at the ISTI – Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes. After completing his undergraduate studies, he enrolled at the ULB’s Institute for European Studies, where he is currently attending a Master in History and Cultures of Europe. During his academic career, he carried out an internship at the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce, where he assisted the European consultancy office in the implementation of several EU-funded programmes, such as the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. He is fully bilingual in French and Italian, and possesses an excellent command of English. His fields of interest range from cross-cultural communication to EU politics and funding.
Vittoria Valentina Di Gennaro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master in European Project Planning and Management. Currently she is pursuing a second Master in International Relations and Organizations. During her studies, she interned at the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg as an assistant in the private office of the Secretary-General, carrying out tasks related to the internal communication. In addition to her writing and research skills, he gained experience in communications, events organization, teaching and translation. Fluent in English, Spanish, French; Italian is her mother tongue and she has also a good knowledge of Portuguese. She is a passionate of any kind of music and she volunteers in the Italian Red Cross.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vittoriavalentinadigennaro
Giulia Basilici. After a University path combining the fields of Communication, Public Relations, Translation and International Relations, Giulia increased her interest in EU project management and Environmental Policy. She currently works on the Environmental Life+ project management and in Environmental Communication, also as an editor for an online newspaper on these topics. After leaving Brussels, she is now enjoying a slightly different life in the pleasant hills of Langhe, in Piedmont.
LinkedIn profile: https://it.linkedin.com/in/giuliabasilici
Emanuele Sansonetti was born in 1989 in Rome. He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in International Relations. During his academic studies he focused on foreign affairs and peace, security, and conflict studies. His two thesis dealt with the diplomatic relations between the US and Russia in the aftermath of 9/11 and on the causal relation between organisational structures, legitimacy, and resilience of non-state armed groups – the latter allowing him to graduate with Honors at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Based in Brussels, he is also a drummer passionate about any kind music.
Tess Van Gaal is 22 years old and currently a master student of law in Leuven. She is from Antwerp, Belgium. She shows a great interest in international cooperation and public policy of the European Union. She especially writes articles about how the European Union deals with international matters, how they take decisions to solve or improve it and what legal issues arise from it.
Mariana Grajales was born in Mexico City in 1993. She is currently pursuing her degree in International Relations and she worked in a radio station and as a journalist on national media. She speaks Spanish, English and French. She lived an exchange on Belgium at the beginning of 2015 and she has been one of the organizer of the “School Models of the United Nations”.
Alessandro Albano. Graduated in Musicology, History of Jazz, at University of Bologna, currently student at London College of Communication (UAL), Master in Arts, Lifestyle and Journalism. He is especially interested in the development of culture and arts, both as organizational and publishing activity. Previously, he has collaborated with several blogs concerning music and culture.
Kevin Ngirimcuti was born in Bujumbura (Burundi) in 1989 but he is originally from Rwanda. He grew up in Brussels. He holds a Degree in Political Science and Psychology in London. Since 2014, he has been working as a writer and freelance journalist. He just finished two books. He also worked for Rough Magazine and now for Alternativa Europea. He took part in many organisations that help the environment and animal protection. Some of his fields of interest are: EU Politics, culture, Art, Cinema, migration, history, environment and animal protection and African history. Since little, he loves telling stories, drawing and music.
Enrico Sinatra is a creative specialized in Human Centred Designer with multi language/cultural skills at Umea Design School. He has a background in Italian methodology and design and his knowledge is influenced by all European cultures to which he has been exposed over the years (Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Estonia). He loves to work in a team where ideas are shared, discussed and improved by the team itself.