Staff

We pride ourselves on having a young, talented and transnational team that works hard to ensure European Alternatives is a continuous success story. Meet the team of staff behind our organization.

Billie Dibb

Billie Dibb

Intern in Cultural Management

Billie is an Intern at European Alternatives, mainly working on the ‘Room To Bloom’ and FIERCE projects. 

They have an academic background in International Politics, with a focus on gendered nationalism and big data. She also has experience within the asylum & migration sector across the UK & France, volunteering for multiple groups over the last 7 years covering roles in event management, graphics & communications, campaigning, and coordination. 

Billie created and runs an event in Paris, ‘La Voisin’, an exhbo-cum-party creating a space for feminist thought and artistic expression. She is passionate about, and dabbles in, the creative possibilities of new technologies in the arts and how they can facilitate social change. 

Georg Blokus

Georg Blokus

Berlin Hub Director & Head of Organizing Education

Georg, born in 1987 near the Polish Solidarnosc city of Gdansk, is the Director of our Berlin Hub, which primarily runs the School of Transnational Organizing providing a space for education and training on movement building, transformative organizing, and popular education for grassroots campaigners, migrant workers, union organizers, climate justice activists and many more seeking for skills and tools to build the next generation of movements and organisations.

He is a psychologist by training and has been working for several years as a documentary theatermaker, before turning to political organizing and grassroots education with progressive movements, trade unions, and civil society organizations. Because of his own family history, his focus is on organizing workers, migrants, and their communities on the frontlines.

Before joining European Alternatives in early 2021, he worked as Artistic-Pedagogical Director of the Academy of the Arts of the World/Cologne from 2014 to 2016 and initiate the SCHOOL OF POLITICAL HOPE as a place for citizens, communities, and civil society actors seeking inspiration, empowerment, and support to overcome our feeling of powerlessness and revive the lost art of organizing solidarity.

Jana Ahlers

Jana Ahlers

Grassroots Education Manager

Jana is Grassroots Education Manager at European Alternatives, working within the School of Transnational Organizing. She is dedicated to creating transformative learning spaces and building capacity to collaboratively strategize for system change. 

With a background in education, she has a passion for critical and experiential pedagogy and research interest in how social movements learn and engage in counter-hegemonic knowledge production. As a social and climate justice organizer and activist she has experience and a wide network across the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, the UK, and Germany. 

Most recently, she coordinated the programme of the People’s Summit for Climate Justice in Glasgow. Working with the COP26 Coalition, she draws on capacity organizing with a wide range of civil society groups, ranging from environment and development NGOs, to grassroots community campaigns, youth groups, indigenous groups, and migrant and racial justice networks. 

Outside of EA, Jana is a Berlin-based grassroots organizer and activist, steadily pushing towards new imaginaries and strategic wins by the people.

Marta Cillero

Marta Cillero

Communications Officer

Marta Cillero is responsible of the communications. at European Alternatives. She graduated in Media Studies, Journalism and Communication (Madrid, Istanbul and Chicago) and has a master degree in Gender Studies (Rome). She has published several articles and research reports about gender violence in Mediterranean countries.

She is a member of the executive board and project manager at Chayn Italia, an award-winning organisation based in Italy, Pakistan, India and the UK helping women experiencing abuse and gender violence through open and free multilingual resources on online safety.

Martino Bozzi

Martino Bozzi

Intern in Transnational Solidarity

Martino is an Intern at European Alternatives, working on the Transnational European Assemblies (TEA) and Youth Movement & Campaign Accelerator program (YMCA) projects.

He also collaborates with the University of Milan on an ongoing research project aimed at disclosing the precarious conditions of migrant workers in Italy. Martino’s academic interest and background is centred on the study of global and social policies with a specific focus towards European integration, comparative politics, welfare systems, and globalisation processes. His most recent work in this field explores the Effects of Globalisation on Social Public Expenditure will be featured in the journal Quaderni di Economia Sociale.

Outside of academia and work, Martino has dedicated his attention to  co-founding a non-profit environmental group within his small home-town. His interests and passions are grounded in politics, art and photography. From this, he has long helped his father in his work at the ANPI (Associazione Nazionale Partigiani d’Italia) and in organising photo exhibitions.

Myriam Zekagh

Myriam Zekagh

Project Coordinator

Myriam Zekagh is coordinating EA’s Youth Movement & Campaign Accelerator program. As such, she works with young activists and partner organisations throughout Europe to create a space of learning and practice around organising, community building and political activism. Outside of European Alternatives, Myriam works on developing and evaluating projects with high social impact, engaging with local activists, civil society organisations and local authorities outside of Europe, most notably in North Africa, on behalf of European, American and international organisations. Through this work and her training in sociology, she has shown a real interest for social change, and gained solid experience and expertise in conflict resolution, community development projects and participatory processes.

Niccolò Milanese

Niccolò Milanese

Director

Niccolò is a director of European Alternatives. He is currently a Europe’s Future’s Fellow at IWM, Vienna. Niccolò was educated in Cambridge, Siena and Paris where he was an Entente Cordiale Scholar. Asides from European Alternatives he has been involved in the founding of numerous political and cultural organizations, magazines and initiatives on several sides of the Mediterranean.

Ophélie Masson

Ophélie Masson

Programme Coordinator

Ophélie coordinates the Assemblies of Solidarity programm as well as several other key areas of work at European Alternatives, including the Citizens Take Over Europe coalition.

She has worked as communications officer for several international NGOs, where she focused on defining new common narratives and championing inclusive language processes. She has created and led campaigns at EU level, engaging with actors ranging from grassroots organisations to European institutions. She has also worked in communications for an MEP at the European Parliament.

Ophélie is a committed feminist, who believes in an intersectional approach to ending all forms of gender-based violence and oppression. She is passionate about ceramics and volunteers with local organisations defending LGBT+ rights. She has featured in the movie « En ce Moment », selected at the Venice Biennale.

Ségolène Pruvot

Ségolène Pruvot

Cultural Director

Ségolène Pruvot is a Cultural Director of European Alternatives. Trained as a political scientist and urban planner in France, the UK, and Germany, she has developed extensive experience in designing and implementing transnational participative cultural programmes.

Ségolène has led the Creative Europe Project on Re-build Refuge Europe and is a researcher within the H2020-RISE project Co-creation focussed on disadvantaged urban areas.

Ségolène is passionate about equality, feminism, migrant; minority rights. She is a researcher in urban sociology at the University of Milano Bicocca working on how arts can help to build a (more) just city; exploring participatory theatre experiments in an area North of Paris (Saint-Denis). She has also been working for 15 years as a consultant to the URBACT European Programme (www.urbact.eu), which includes a wealth of municipal good practices in alternative practices in education and in the welcoming of migrants.