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.

Georg Blokus

Georg Blokus

Grassroots Organizing & Training Manager

Georg manages the projects »Trust Beyond Borders« and »Workers Without Borders« as well as the »School of Transnational Activism« from EA’s Berlin office. His focus is on organizing workers, migrants, and their communities to build solidarity and fight for their rights beyond borders.

He is a psychologist, political organizer, artivist and educator for progressive grassroots organizations, movements and unions. Since school he has been developing long-term cultural, educational and activist projects at the intersection of storytelling, community organizing, and movement building with people who already carry, or are willing to carry hope for a future of democracy and solidarity.

He was the Artistic Educational Director of the Academy of the Arts of the World/Cologne from 2014 to 2016. In 2017, he initiated the SCHOOL OF POLITICAL HOPE – for citizens, communities and civil society actors seeking inspiration, empowerment, skills, tools and support to change the course of history.

Kasia Wojcik

Kasia Wojcik

Researcher

Kasia coordinates the projects »Academy of Migrant Organizing« and »Trust Beyond Borders« from EA’s Berlin office. Her focus is organizing migrants, workers and their communities as well as connecting the network to artists locally and transnationally. Kasia is a dramaturge, curator and poet whose work is situated at the intersection of art and activism. She studied medicine and humanities in Berlin and participated in a research residency in Santiago de Chile. Kasia works with the artist collective Staub zu Glitzer as well as IIPM/Milo Rau. Artistic productions she was involved in: B6112 (2017), General Assembly (2017), The New Gospel (2019) and School of Resistance (since 2020).

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.

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’ project as well as several other key areas of work at European Alternatives, including the « Citizens Takeover 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.

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.

Tânia Cerqueira

Tânia Cerqueira

Project coordinator

Tânia Cerqueira graduated in English Literature and Culture and has a master’s degree in Anglo-American Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto. She is a PhD candidate at the same university. Her thesis explores the contribution of adolescent female characters in young adult literary dystopias to gender equality and women’s empowerment. She has worked as an assistant in the research project Alimentopia: Utopian Foodways. This project offers a multidisciplinary approach to the discussion about future conditions of food production and consumption through holistic and prospective utopian thinking.