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About us

Our Mission

The European Youth Energy Network (EYEN) is the Federation uniting energy-focused youth organisations in Europe.

EYEN’s mission is to place youth at the heart of the European energy transition by reshaping youth engagement, streamlining the voice of young people and creating the space for them to act. 

Our Story

We are passionate and experienced in the European energy sector and in youth engagement. After participating in the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada, as youth delegates, we noticed something was missing. There was a lack of youth participation in high-level debates and ministerial meetings concerning the European energy transition. In order to change this, we decided to found EYEN.

EYEN has been working closely with DG ENER and the UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY) via the SDG7 Youth Constituency (SDG7 YC) to establish and develop the network. In June 2020, we helped develop the first ever European Youth Energy Day. Following our Youth Shaping the Climate Pact event in December 2020, we wrote a policy paper on “Gaps and ideas for youth engagement”. Our proposals were received by DG CLIMA, who then invited us to contribute for the Climate Pact. In March 2021, EYEN won the SOLVE THE GAP Hackathon with the OpenPolicy Europe project. Find out more:

Meet the volunteers behind EYEN

We are made up of young professionals and entrepreneurs who dedicate some of their time to building and strengthening the network of networks.

Board

Our board is responsible for the day-to-day decisions, the coordination and management of the organization. We cooperate with relevant stakeholders while preparing and implementing the long-term strategy of the network.
Federico Barbieri, the EYEN President

Federico Barbieri

President

Carlotta Ferri, the EYEN Vice-President

Carlotta Ferri

Vice-president

Luciana Miu

Advocacy and Public Relationship

Tiago Vicente

EYEN Development

Secretariat

The backbone of EYEN’s daily operations. We organize ourselves in five separate working groups: Governance, Human Resources, Membership, Partnership & Funding, and Communication.

The backbone of EYEN’s daily operations. We organize ourselves in five separate working groups: Governance, Human Resources, Membership, Partnership & Funding, and Communication. The director of secretariat links our board vision to the the operational work of the secretariat, and manages its staff.

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Director of Secretariat

Governance

We are responsible for the construction and discussion of the structure, right, dues and functioning of the network. We are in charge for the creation of the EYEN statutes and by-laws but also for the conception of how the different bodies that constitute the organization work with each other, nomination, elections and their functions.
Alberto Alvisi, the EYEN Legal Manager

Alberto Claudio Alvisi

Coordinator

Atyia Al-Hammud

Officer

Jonas Henke

Financial Assistant

Human Resources

We are the people responsible for EYEN’s people! From your first contact in EYEN after your application to join us, to the onboarding process and taking care of our volunteers!

Jim Vaughan

Coordinator

Membership

We are the bridges of EYEN. On one hand, we connect youth organizations with governmental, industry and third-sector bodies in the energy field. On the other hand, we connect individuals with established youth organizations and their ongoing activities. This will all happen on both an European and national levels.

Hubert Put

Coordinator

Zorana Antovska

Officer

Partnership & Funding

We collaborate with other organisations to help bridging the gap between youth and the energy sector. We are also the people working for EYEN to have the financial resources it needs to function, by searching for and applying to different scholarships and funding programmes, as well as establishing contact with potential sponsors.
Katharina Hartmann, the EYEN Director of Partnership

Katharina Hartmann

Coordinator

Communication

We are the interlink between you and the European Youth Energy Network. Given that, we develop EYEN’s character and presence, to promote our activities and offer you content, events or workshops. We are realizing this by creating our website as your single stop market for correct and updated information, content and direct links to your most valuable potential partners, so that we can empower you to become yourself the voice of the energy transition and foster discussions and debates.

Adriana Bascone

Coordinator

Joana Alsina, the EYEN Graphic Designer

Joana Alsina Sanchez

Graphic Design responsible

Sara Vieira

Website responsible

Arianna Crosera

Newsletter responsible

Task forces

Some projects require cross-functional teams, where members from different working groups collaborate with each other. When that happens, we create a dedicated task force to that event or project.

Vanessa Faia

EYEF 2022 Implementation Team Coordinator

Mona Muenzel, the Ad-Interim EYEF Coordinator

Mona Muenzel

EYEF 2023 Coordinator

Marco Gervasi

Young Energy Consumers Task Force Coordinator

Advisors

The EYEN Advisory board is made of people who have already contributed in youth engagement sectors either at local, national or European level. The advisors support EYEN with our knowledge, experience, network and perspective. They act as reality checkers for EYEN initiatives and also share opportunities from the business and institutional worlds with the network.

Miguel Mósca

Co-founder & former Vice-President

Beniamin Strzelecki

SDG7 YC Global Focal Point

Helen Watts

Senior Director of Global Partnerships at Student Energy

Riccardo Toxiri

Programme Officer, Governance Support Office at IRENA

Tammy Mayer

Founder and Director of One Climate Action & former Strategic Communications Manager at REN21

Would you like to be part of this motivated team that makes it all possible?