Bruno António graduated in Social Education at the University of the Algarve in Faro, Portugal. During his educational path he lived abroad, namely in Brazil, India and Scotland. For the past 12 years, Bruno has been actively engaging in international youth work, working as an expert and external consultant for several institutions, such as the European Commission and the Council of Europe. He previously took office as Secretary General of Youth for Exchange and Understanding, as well as Executive Director at ECOS – Cooperativa de Educação, Cooperação e Desenvolvimento.
Joana is currently doing a degree in Psychology from Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes (ISMAT). In this institution, she is vice-president of NEP (Nucleus Students of Psychology), and previously she took a professional course in Health by IEFP and later worked in the private health sector.
She now works at DYPALL, as an administrative officer helping with the management of the internal processes.
From a very young age, Carolina was involved in several associations near Coimbra, where she was born. She studied Biotechnology in Aveiro, where she had her first training in non-formal education. She ended up developing her knowledge in this, becoming a trainer. Carolina has worked in several youth organizations, as a summer camp animator and coordinator and as project manager in different areas such as entrepreneurship. She was National Youth Council board member, responsible for the cultural and innovation field. In 2017, she did her EVS project in Finland, working in a school and in a youth house.
Project Manager / YP LAB Coordinator
Aleksandra, originally from Serbia, has the background in school students’ activism. She was a Board member of OBESSU (Organising Bureau of School Student Unions), as well as a member of Working group on Participation and Youth policy mainstreaming and Expert group on youth rights of the European Youth Forum. She was a trainer on UNICEF’s project for the creation of Local Youth Action Plans in Serbia. Aleksandra had worked as Project manager in several organisations in Serbia and Portugal before joining DYPALL Network. She has a degree in political science and journalism from the University of Belgrade.
EVS Project Manager
Marta Monteiro has a master degree in Environmental engineering from the University of Algarve. She worked at ECOS – Cooperativa de Educação,Cooperação e Desenvolvimento, helping to carry out some projects, before joining DYPALL Network.
She works now at DYPALL Network as EVS project manager, being in charge of managing all EVS related issues, directly from Portimão.
Project Manager & Membership Officer
Veronica graduated from the faculty of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication at the University of Milan (Italy). She previously worked for AFS Intercultural Programs Italy (Communication and Marketing Office), Doctors Without Borders, and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Milan. Volunteer for AFS Intercultural Programs and activist of the “This Time I’m Voting” campaign of the European Parliament for the European Elections 2019, she has a solid background in youth work with AFS and EFIL at local, national and international level and as trainer at local level. Her hobbies? Travelling, trying traditional food from different countries and pushing her limits! She is currently working in DYPALL as Project Manager & Membership Officer.
Alexandre graduated in Languages and International Relations from the University of Porto and has a masters degree in History of Political Thought from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon. He was an EVS volunteer in Novi Sad, Serbia and Ankara, Turkey. His involvement with Non-Formal Education dates from 2010, having volunteered with several organizations such as BETA, Artisans du Monde, Orbis: Cooperação e Desenvolvimento or Agora Aveiro. His favorite NFE methods? Living Library and Theater of the Oppressed! He is also a contributor in the first edition of European Academy of Youth Work.
Sara is the Communication Officer at DYPALL, being responsible for the coordination of all external and internal communications done by our Network. She graduated in International Relations from Lisbon University, and now is a Masters student in Communication and Politics in ISCTE-IUL. Considering herself an enthusiast of political matters and youth participation, Sara has previously been part of student’s organizations and magazines and has also cooperated with political research institutions such as the Political Observatory (OP) and the Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (AULP).