Our Team

Timo Haarman

Project Manager

I am Timo Haarman, 23 years old and I’m currently a member of AEGEE-Enschede, AEGEE-Tbilisi and AEGEE-Leiden. In Enschede I study Electrical Engineering, so you can never bore me with technology talks and gadgets! As the Project Manager for Where Does Europe End 2.0 it's my task to keep a complete overview of all things that are being done and which still need to be done to make sure the project reaches its full potential! Besides being active in AEGEE, there are still a lot of other things I love and where you can always wake me up for. I love music in all kinds of ways, from playing the Alto-Saxophone in my wind orchestra to listening to some good Jazz for hours and to working as a sound engineer for a lot of bands. Besides this I’m obviously also in love with travelling, good international food and having a good time with my friends. Hope to see you all at one of our many future events or in any other way!

Aleksandra Rachwalska

Secretary and Impact Measurement

Hey everyone! I’m Aleksandra, but you can also call me Ola (it’s just what we do in Poland xD). I’m 19 years old, and I’m in my second year of my bachelor’s degree - European Languages and Cultures. I’m a member of AEGEE-Groningen since October 2019, and currently I’m the European Affairs Director of my local.
I decided to join this project, because I’m interested in how people perceive their European identity. It’s something that can be influenced by many factors in life, and I’m looking forward to find out more about this topic throughout the project. In the team, I’m responsible for impact measurement. I will be assessing to what extent the objectives of the project have been met. I’m also the Secretary, and I keep our minutes organized!

Teodora Panus

Financial Director

Hey, I’m Teodora (Teo) Panuș, a 20 years old law student from Chișinău, Republic of Moldova. I became a member of AEGEE back in February 2017 and in the past couple of years I have been involved in various activities on Local and European level. Organising various projects and activities on the local level while being a board member - HR responsible, and President as well as being SubCommissioner and Commissioner for the Juridical Commission and SubCommissioner for the Audit Commission. As well as being active in other NGOs outside of AEGEE, mainly as VicePresident of the National Youth Council of Moldova, but AEGEE has a special meaning to me, having a completely different feeling than any other organisations I have been part of, so to cut it short, the only question that I have is, Where does Europe truly End? I hope that we will find an answer for that by the end of this project. Stay tuned, and follow our next step, it will be fun!

Calvin Breakwell

Content Manager

Hi! I’m Calvin Breakwell, I’m 22 and I studied Mathematical Sciences. I have been a member of AEGEE since 2019 (so the newest of the group) and have been active on both local and European levels ever since I joined. For the past 9 months, I have been on the Board of AEGEE-Sheffield and also a member of European Citizenship Working Group. More recently, I have worked on the Key to Europe 19-20 as a proofreader and I am a Route Manager for Europe on Track 8. I am mainly working on the workshop ideas and the survey, which to me is the core of the project and will be following up the analysis with the of all the results at the end and maybe we can find a non-definite answer to Where Does Europe End?

Alexej Silenko

Content Manager

Hi, everyone! My name is Alexej (22) and I was born in the East-Ukrainian Donbass region. However, I have lived most of my life in Germany, where I currently attend 4th year of medschool in the Greater Region.
Last year, I joined AEGEE Kaiserslautern-Saarbrücken and have been an active member ever since, working chiefly in the field of cultural networking across the “borders” of the Greater Region and beyond. Throughout my life, I have worked on countless projects all around Europe, for instance in Verdun, les monts de la Champagne, Oświęcim - mostly dealing with the most essential concern and motivation for creating the EU in the first place: War and how to never let it ravage Europe again.
The question ‘Where does Europe end?’ naturally appealed to me, for learning languages and fostering transborder communication have always been prime objectives of my personal activism in this world. Doing so, I found myself ever more inclined towards a post-national identy. An identy that I would love to explore with other amazing people all across Europe, thus putting my language skills to good use.

Sophie Crespel Caron

Fundraising and Event Management

Hi everyone! I’m Sophie, and basically I’m from the north of France, but I moved for my studies in the Greater Region and here I’m currently pursuing in the University of Metz and Saarbrucken my Franco-German bachelor’s degree in cross-boarding communication in the second year.
Presently I’m vice president of AEGEE-Kaiserslautern-Saarbrücken and in my local I'm responsible for crossbording exchanges and especially between France and Germany.
When I found out about the project "Where Does Europe End?" I was really curious and excited to know more about it. Personally I really like to discover in a broad sense more about diverse cultures and languages and always ready to dive into them.
In our team I would be helping in fundraising, and moreover in event management, to organise our case studies of the trips. Finally I would like to add here that surely we will learn a lot about this European feeling during our project.

Ilse Driessen

Public Relations

Hi everyone, I’m Ilse. I am a 21-year-old student, currently studying a bachelor’s degree of pedagogical sciences. I have been an active member of AEGEE-Nijmegen since March 2018, and since that time, I have organized many local events and experienced how amazing AEGEE can be both in Nijmegen and Europe! Currently, I am President of my local as well as moderator of the Culture Interest Group of AEGEE-Europe.
I decided I wanted to join this project team, as I am interested in the topic and would like to compare the perspective of AEGEEans versus externals as well as that of people in different countries and regions. I would love to contribute to both informing and empowering young people to participate in society on a European level, while trying to answer the question: ‘’Where does Europe end?’’, based on other people’s opinions and knowledge. As main PR-responsible, I would like to contribute to the project by making ourselves known both graphically and through social media, both internally in AEGEE and externally to other European citizens. I’m looking forward to finding answers together with you!

Alice Golisano

Public Relations

Hi people! I am Alice, vice-president of AEGEE-Genova, though I've been living in the UK for the past five years.
I'm currently a PhD in theatre studies and history, with a project on *drumrolls* European cultural identity! And no, I don't mean EU only, more like Council of Europe kinda broad.
Yes, I'm that obvious, I know, but I can't help it. In the previous years I studied languages, translation studies and theatre research, so there you go! I'm happy to be on board!