İpek Tekdemir

Ipek Tekdemir is an advisor with a focus on strategic communication, capacity-building, policy and business development. Ipek has a demonstrated track record in relationship building and cross-cultural diplomacy between the EU, Turkey, Middle East and Central Asia. She is an active fundraiser for charity and passionate tennis player. Ipek Tekdemir is a strong believer in civility, empathy and goodwill: it will take courage to heal, come together and cooperate on global issues. Policy-Makers, businesses and civil society have to learn to use all instruments to build a sustainable future for the planet and themselves.



İsmail Arslan
General Coordinator

İsmail Arslan studies Law and Business Administration as double major at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara, Turkey. He focuses on commerce and commercial law issues from a diverse perspective of law and business. Mr. Arslan is an active student in university communities He is a Vice-Chairman of the Board of TOBB ETÜ Law Community, and the Broadcast Team Member of Tüze Journal of Law. He has organized various events in Turkey and in Brussels so far. İsmail Arslan has a versatile personality and good communication skills. He is interested in law, business, economics, and literature. He speaks Turkish, English, Kurdish, and Arabic at different levels.



Ella Rajaobelina
London Office Project Officer

Ella Rajaobelina is a young Malagasy woman who recently completed her studies at SOAS University in London. She comes from a multicultural background having grown up in Africa – Madagascar and Senegal, and having followed a French educational cursus. She has always been into defending social causes, as her International Rotary membership and different volunteering actions shows. That is why she chose to do a BA in Global Development Studies, where she learned how to tackle different development issues from a deconstructed, community-led approach. Having focused on African cases throughout her studies, she aims at offering perspective and vision from her knowledge.


Emmanouela Tzani
EU Office Project Officer

Tzani Emmanouela was born and raised in Volos, Greece and at the age of 15 she moved with her family to Liège, Belgium. Having always been interested in issues that concern our society, what best describes her is her strong desire to be an active citizen and commit herself to causes that matter. It is therefore no coincidence that her choice of studies is in the field of Sociology, as she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sociology with a specialization in Migration Studies at the University of Liège. What is more, Emmanouela is currently a member of 3 organizations: The Belgian Youth Forum, Amnesty International ULiège and APNU Jeunes. The multiple positions that she holds have allowed her to be multi-skilled, vigorous, and always open to new challenges and experiences. We cannot fail to mention that she fluently speaks 4 languages: Greek, English, French and Albanian.



Nigar Shukurova
EU Office Project Officer

Nigar Shukurova is a young professional with a Master's degree in International Politics from KU Leuven University in Belgium. She also graduated with Honors Bachelor's degree in the field of Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She has working experience in international affairs, conflict management, public diplomacy, and sustainability fields. She speaks fluently 5 languages: English, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Russian, and German.  Ms. Shukurova is a results-driven individual striving to develop impactful content and programs that result in meaningful change.