Cathy Del Rizzo

Manager - Team, Research & Development, Lifelong Learning          

With formal and non formal education backgrounds in training, youth work, art and acting, Cathy is in charge of numerous projects within EPTO, especially taking care of the organisational and logistical aspects, communication with partners, trainers and stakeholder, as well as design and delivery of trainings and workshops.   



Dorothea Elek

Project Officer                 

Thea is a certified youth worker and experienced project manager with over 7 years experience in project planning, implementation and execution. As a long-time EPTO member, trainer and former board member she joined the team in September 2020 to manage EPTO's EU-funded projects and support with the development of the network membership. 



Malaz Safarjalani

Finance and Administration Officer         

Malaz studied Business and specialised in Finance. He continued his higher education in European Economic Integration at the College of Europe. Malaz joined EPTO in November 2019. 



Ela Suleymangil

Communication and Community Engagement Officer     

With a degree in International Relations and Politics, Ela moved to Belgium in 2013 as part of the European Voluntary Service. Having worked and volunteered for international peace and youth organisations in Flanders, she brings with her a passion for sustainable and inclusive community living and several years of communications experience. Ela joined the team in October 2019.