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 has a degree in Psychology from Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes (ISMAT). In this institution, she was vice-president and one of the founding members of NEP (Nucleus Students of Psychology). Previously to that, she took a professional course in Health (Auxiliary Health Technician) 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.
International Projects Coordinator
Aleksandra, originally from Serbia, has a background in school students’ activism. She was a Board member of OBESSU (Organising Bureau of School Student Unions), as well as a member of the 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’s 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.
Mateusz, for the past years, worked as an advisor in the enterprise sector, obtaining funds for projects in the field of innovation and internationalization. Simultaneously, he was engaged in different voluntary activities in the 3rd sector, such as fundraising for the Polish Centre for International Aid, organisation of People’s Congress for the Institute of Market Economics, or supporting Open Republic, Association Against Antisemitism and Xenophobia and the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in their tasks. In 2019/2020 he was an ESC Volunteer in the office of DYPALL Network and continues this work as a regular employee. Privately a sailor, judoka and enthusiast of new technologies. He graduated in European Studies at the Centre for Europe of the University of Warsaw (Poland).
TERESA DI TRIA
Teresa graduated in International Relations, Development and Cooperation from the University of Turin and has a master’s degree in International Management from the Univerisity of Turin. She did an internship in Lisbon in 2016 at REDE – Rede para Igualdade entre Homens e Mulheres, promoting active citizenship and equality gender policies. Teresa worked for three years as digital marketing assistant before joining DYPALL Network and starting her EVS experience here.
Sara Bottesin graduated in Interior Design at the Politecnico University in Milan, Italy. During the degree, she improved her graphic and visual skills and she attended a photography course. She took part in workshops about reusing materials and creativity. Since 2018, she has been dealing with visual and shooting projects, exhibitions and photo editing. Sara is having her first experience abroad joining DYPALL Network.
Communication and Design Intern
She is Vassi Mihai and she is26 years old. Since she was 17, she liked design and
photography. Two years ago, she had the opportunity to follow her dream, and she
started to study Graphic Design, Web Design, and also Front-end development. Vassi is currently doing an internship in design and communication in DYPALL Network.