Board of Directors


█   President
Gabriel is a Romanian trainer and project manager specialised in the non profit field at national and European levels. He has over 10 years of experience in youth projects focusing on social media, project management and communication. He is a Founding member of GEYC and PRISMA European Network. He has been trained in over 20 European countries on various topics. Back in 2010, he founded GEYC Community - an innovative platform dedicated for young people in Romania, one of the first European initiatives of digital youth work. In 2018, Gabriel was included in Forbes 30 under 30, most successful young people in Romania. In his capacity as the President of the GEYC's Board of Directors, Gabriel holds the role of President of PRISMA European Network.

Base ✈️  Bucharest
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Thematic portfolios
█   VicePresident of Digital
Teodora Akinola is a dedicated Human Rights Campaigner and passionate lobbyist for women's empowerment, recognised as a GEYC Changemaker (2024 Awards). Currently, on a mission to influence European Union policy, a GenerationEU Alumni, she advocates for raising the consent age to a minimum of 16 years old. With expertise in communications, youth empowerment, sustainable development, diversity and inclusion and interculturalism, Teo is dedicated to shaping EU policies and fostering social impact. She has been in GEYC for more than 10 years, starting with the New Media Ambassadors programme 2013. Teo Akinola is eager to contribute her expertise, experience and passion to guide GEYC's future direction towards greater inclusivity, impactful advocacy, and an even more sustainable future.

Base ✈️  Bucharest
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█   VicePresident of Sustainability
Adi made the decision in 2022 to join the GEYC Community with the intent of actively contributing to and embodying positive change, rather than merely hoping for it. During that period, he exerted his best efforts to participate in as many projects as his schedule allowed. His aspiration is to evolve into a more responsible and engaged citizen, making a positive impact not only on his community but also on a broader scale. In 2023, Adi boarded the DiscoverEU Inclusion experience powered by GEYC.

Base ✈️  Dorohoi
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█   VicePresident of Entrepreneurship & Employability
Alexandru is an adept at learning by doing and one of his core values is entrepreneurship. His experiences as a team leader in various positions within non-profit organizations have developed his entrepreneurial spirit, what the true meaning of the word ”team” is, and how to help other people achieve their goals and become better. He is a doer and wishes to bring the communities where he finds himself in forward. He was included in the GEYC Changemakers list (2020 Awards).

Base ✈️  BucharestConstanța
Alexandru LACHE
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█   VicePresident of Democracy & Human Rights
Sabina studies Law at the University of Bucharest. She served as the president of the Student Association in Constanta (AEC) from 2020 to 2021, during which she initiated and contributed to various projects aimed at promoting civic engagement and advocacy for students and young people in a particular difficult time during the COVID19 pandemic. Since 2020, she has been actively involved in projects focusing on these issues. In 2023, Sabina joined EFYL - European Fellowship on Youth Leadership, powered by GEYC. She was included in GEYC Changemakers (2024 Awards).

Base ✈️  BucharestConstanța
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Support portfolios
█   VicePresident on Mobility
Antonela discovered GEYC in 2022, when she started as a General Management Trainee. With a Bachelor in Public Administration and a Master in Public Sector Management, she discovered her passion for European opportunities and how important it is to be engaged in important topics as a young person, during her study years when she enjoyed some Erasmus+ study mobilities. Over time, she participated in numerous Erasmus+ and ESC opportunities, being a member of Europeers Romania. She has been involved in promoting European opportunities for young people as a Mobility Center Assistant and currently she wants to bring all these opportunities closer to young people, especially to young people from the community in her hometown, Călărași.

Base ✈️  CălărașiBucharest
Antonela DIMA
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█   VicePresident on Youth
Naty studies Law at the "Nicolae Titulescu" University in Bucharest and has been involved in voluntary work since 2020. He has extensive experience in youth projects and projects that want to increase interest in education by local authorities in Romania. In 2022 he founded the Timis Students' Association because he wanted to create a mechanism through which high school students could fight for their rights. Naty wants to bring young people closer to the European Union and GEYC values through GEYC projects.

Base ✈️  BucharestLugoj
Natanael IRICIUC
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█   VicePresident on Resources
Daria (she/her) is a youth worker and activist difficult to describe in words. She doesn't consider herself an adjective but rather a verb, an action, a sponge absorbing information. By the age of 15, her adventure of activism was born in volunteering at the local level, later in 'Pupils Association Constanța' (AEC) and becoming president of 'School Council of Pupils' in her high school. She became civically involved at micro level, wanting to change the illegalities in her high school and to develop and educate her community about human rights. From July 2022, she enrolled in 'Constanța for YOUth!', a project made by GEYC and 'Youth Federation Constanța', coordinating a team of volunteers from her city to undertake lobbying and advocacy actions in order to create youth spaces. Since August 2023, she took a DiscoverEU inclusion experience and she got involved in the EFYL programme, the most complex training for young leaders in Romania in an intercultural context. All in all, Daria campaigns for a better, more sustainable and digital future, where young people are an active part of the community.

Base ✈️  Mangalia
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█   VicePresident on Cooperation
Ioana is a dedicated professional with a passion for youth empowerment and community development. With a background in project management and a keen interest in social innovation, Ioana is committed to fostering meaningful collaborations and creating impactful initiatives that drive positive change. Her dedication to GEYC's mission continues to drive her passion for creating meaningful impact in the youth community. Ioana, referred to as Tete as well, is not only dedicated to her involvement with GEYC but also deeply committed to making a difference in her local community in Suceava, Romania. Through various initiatives and projects, she has actively engaged with local youth, empowering them to become agents of change and contributing to the development of community-driven solutions. Ioana's collaborative approach extends beyond her local community, as she is an active member of several international networks, such as SDG4Youth by UNESCO, RAN Young and CEE Alumni Network. Her ability to connect with diverse groups and her inclusive leadership style make her a valuable asset in fostering cross-cultural understanding and cooperation on a global scale. Ioana was included in the GEYC Changemakers list (2020 Awards).

Base ✈️  Suceava
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