Welcoming our new colleagues
IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to welcome its new volunteers. They joined our team in September and will work with us until July 2021. Here they are:
Amélie is a French national who holds a joint Master’s Degree in International Politics and Development Studies from Sciences Po Toulouse. She is convinced that the shift to organic farming systems is crucial to implement the ecological transition, protect the environment and human health. Amélie is glad to join IFOAM Organics Europe. Her previous work experience at the United Nations (IFAD in Italy, UNU-FLORES in Germany) enabled her to acquire partnerships and communications skills, as well as knowledge in agricultural development and natural resources. From this experience at IFOAM Organics Europe’s Fundraising and Projects team she expects to gain project and fundraising skills, and a sound knowledge in organic agriculture.
Gaëlle is a 24-year-old French national, holding a Master’s degree in Public and Corporate Communication from Sciences Po Lille, where she wrote a thesis on the different CSR communication strategies in the fashion luxury sector. Before IFOAM Organics Europe, she gained experience as a press attachée assistant in a press relations and digital influence agency in Paris. Because of her long-time sensitivity for environmental issues, she decided to look for meaningful opportunities allowing her to defend values she shares and believes in. That is why she is excited to join the Communications team at IFOAM Organics Europe and further her knowledge in organic farming.
In February 2020, Lili completed her Horticultural Engineering BSc studies in Budapest at Szent István University, majoring in organic farming and nature conservation. During her university study as part of the Erasmus + Study Mobility Program, she attended the Universitá degli Studi di Perugia for one semester, which was one of the defining elements of broadening her vision. She spent her internship at ÖMKi, the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, where she had the opportunity to participate in an experiment supported by SolACE, a Horizon 2020 Research Framework Program. She snatched out a part of this experiment that she wrote her thesis on. It seems logical that she continues her experience in IFOAM Organics Europe’s Research & Innovation team. Lili is committed to the protection of nature; in her free time, she likes to go on trips with her family and friends. When she is not with her loved ones, she is spending my time meditating with some puzzle or embroidery.
Nuria Alonso Suárez
Nuria is a 21-year old Spanish student of International Relations. She studied the degree in Barcelona, except for an exchange semester in Beijing. She learnt English by living in Leeds, and French, by living in the South of France. She also did one volunteering project in the refugee camps in Greece. She loves travelling, cooking, and learning new languages. She is excited about getting to know the Belgian culture, (food and drinks super included), and is looking forward to meeting the IFOAM Organics Europe team and contributing to IFOAM Organics Europe’s Events and Membership team.
Pia is a 25-year old who grew up in Munich. She did her bachelors in Agricultural Science at a small university in Northern Bavaria. As she has always been curios about alternative food production methods and different approaches to food security and safety, she chose to do her masters in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. In her spare time, she loves to go hiking, canoeing or horse riding. She is looking forward to having the opportunity to start working with the IFOAM Organics Europe team, and its Policy team in specific.
The volunteering project is funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. The sole responsibility of the content lies with the author and communication reflects only the author’s view. The National Agency and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.