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.

Letizia Gullo

Letizia Gullo

Production manager

Letizia Gullo graduated in Contemporary History. She worked as and editor and a translator in Italy, France and US. In 2010 she started working on documentaries as an author and director. She participated as a co-author with director Stefano Savona to a project for an audio visual archive of life stories of Sicilian old ex farmers, from which two movies were edited Spezzacatene and Sulla stessa barca. She directed, with Ester Sparatore, Mare Magnum, a documentary about the municipal elections in Lampedusa, another point of view on the migration in the Mediterranean Sea. She directed with Dagmawi Yimer the short Giocherenda (winner of the Migrarti tender of the Italian Ministry of Culture) and the full-length Strade Minori (in progress) both about a group of young African refugees in Palermo. She collaborates with Arte TV and teaches in filmmaking workshops with cinema students and young refugees.

Lorenzo Marsili

Lorenzo Marsili

Director

Lorenzo Marsili is a philosopher, activist, and one of the co-founders of European Alternatives. He previously worked in cultural journalism in London and Beijing, where he founded the journal Naked Punch Review. He was the initiator of the European Initiative for Media Pluralism, an international campaign demanding better protection for media pluralism and freedom at European level, and of Transnational Dialogues, a multi-year arts exchange programme between cultural innovators in China, Brazil and Europe. In his book Citizens of Nowhere: How to Save Europe for Itself (Zed Books 2018, written with Niccolò Milanese), he tells the story of European Alternatives within a wider political and philosophical analysis of the crisis of the nation-state. He is a regular commentator on European media and has degrees in philosophy and sinology from the University of London.

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.

Martin Pairet

Martin Pairet

Network & Capacity building Manager

Martin is the Network Manager of European Alternatives since January 2016. He is in charge of the development of the transnational network of the organisation and of member communications and organising. Martin has been working in the non-profit sector for more than eight years with experience in membership development, communications and fundraising in international organisations such as IFOAM – Organics International and Oxfam France. He is also engaged as a member of SOS Méditerranée, a civic, European organisation for the rescue of people in distress in the Mediterranean and of MitOst, an international network of cultural actors and active citizens. He has a strong interest on how activists and civil society organisations are articulating and organising themselves to influence European politics both at the grassroots and at the institutional level.

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.

Segolene Pruvot

Segolene 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.