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!

Lukas Vugts

Financial Director

Hi! I’m Lukas Vugts, 23 years old and currently studying Interaction Technology at the University of Twente. I joined the WDEE2.0 team in September as Financial Director, as I was looking for a new challenge! I’m excited to get involved in the project and to learn more about the European Identity. I’ve got quite some ideas regarding fundraising already and I’m curious to see how I can assist the project in the coming months!

Calvin Breakwell

Content

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

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.

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!

Nanda Röling

Events Manager

Hi! I am Nanda and I am 22 years old. I am currently a board member of AEGEE-Nijmegen. I study a masters in political science, which means I am interested in a lot of aspects of this project. I ended up joining this project, because I think it is very cool as well as interesting to contribute to figuring out how young people perceive Europe. As a political science student I am always interested in learning people's perspectives and I want to show others how they can be empowered by participating in European society! As events manager I hope to contribute to 'Where does Europe end?' by planning nice events for anyone interested!

Hanna Marrandi

Content

Hey everyone!

My name is Hanna and I'm 23 years old. My home local is AEGEE-Tartu, although I'm also a member of AEGEE-Tallinn. I joined AEGEE in March 2018 and during the years I've been been in the board of AEGEE-Tartu for two consecutive terms, organised international events and overall just been quite active on the local level. I haven't had any roles on the international level yet though, and that why I have now decided to join the WDEE team. I'm hoping to broaden my understanding and also share knowledge about our endlessly interesting continent. I study theatre research, so my main interest is the cultural identity of Europe and its development during the last centuries.

In the WDEE team I will be helping out in the content team!