We finally are ready to introduce you the coordinators of our next Mission to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia!
Andreas Martin Speiser
Hej! My name is Andreas. I am a Swiss and Polish citizen currently living in Warsaw. I studied International Relations and European Studies in Geneva and Fribourg. After my studies I was as a Research Fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs, a Polish think tank, where I was working in the European Program. Besides that I am a volunteer/ radio editor of IMI Radio, a radio station for migrants in the Polish capital and member of the Youth Peace Ambassador Network, an initiative of the Council of Europe.
In 2015 I took part in two AEGEE Election Observation Missions as a Short-Term Observer in Ukraine and Spain. For the EOM in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia I am responsible for local partners and media.
My name is Vasco Batista, I am 25 years old and I am from Portugal. Currently I am working and living in Brussels where I moved for the first time in 2012. Apart from being involved in AEGEE Election Observation, I am currently volunteering with the Brussels Interns NGO, as a Partnerships Collaborator, and I am Young Ambassador of FEDRA – Federation of Regional Actors for Algarve (Portugal) and a volunteer translator at the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM). I have also volunteered with European Alternatives. I was also the OSCE Youth Ambassador of Portugal during the OSCE Swiss Chairmanship in 2014 and I am also engaged in the 2016 GLOBSEC Young Leaders' Forum in Bratislava.
I hold a Master’s Degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe where I was admitted with a full EU-ENP (European Neighbourhood Policy) Scholarship. I am also graduated in International Relations from the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. During my undergraduated studies, I participated in different international exchange programmes, including in Germany and Spain. I have also completed a post-graduate programme in Human Rights and Democratisation at the School of Law of the University of Coimbra.
Having a particular interest in the Western Balkans – a region where I have been for a couple of times in the context of different projects- and in election observation procedures, I am therefore thrilled with this opportunity of being a Mission Coordinator of the AEGEE Election Observation Mission to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Hi! My name is Maria. I was born in Lithuania, but since 2008 worked in Portugal, Kenya and Brazil in the field of international public service, international development, human rights, event management, business and NGO administration.
I hold Bachelor degree in Management and Business Administration and Master´s in European Studies, as well as most recently post-graduation in Comparative Political Systems in Latin America. I am proficient in Portuguese, Russian, English, Lithuanian and have a basic level in French and Spanish.
I am very glad and motivated having a possibility to work as a Mission Coordinator for AEGEE Election Observation Mission in Macedonia. I understand the importance of my role in making sure that all operations and logistics of the Mission are handled justly and professionally so all goes well during the elections week.