Alexandrina Najmowicz

Secretary General
Alexandrina’s principal missions are to ensure the coordination of statutory activities and to implement the work plan adopted by the Board of directors and approved by the general assembly. She is also in charge of the network’s communication and the follow-up of institutional relations.

Vladimir Sestovic

Communication and Membership Coordinator
After obtaining a Master degree in European Affairs at Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, Vladimir joined the ECF staff in November 2012 as a volunteer and then took part in the permanent staff team. His main role within the ECF is to contribute to the network’s development, by identifying potential new organisations and ensuring the communication among the network.

Giada Negri

Research and Advocacy Coordinator
Giada is a young Italian activist who joined the ECF team in 2017 as a trainee. Since then, she has led the work on civic space to create spaces for dialogue and opportunities for influence between civil society, institutions and academics, to empower activists across Europe and leverage European pressure on illiberal moves by national authorities. She also brings her interests and knowledge to work on issues of sustainability, resilience of civil society and culture of care.

Meron Mengesha Mamo

Administrative and Finance Officer
Meron obtained a Bachelor in Sociology and after, pursued Masters in Social Work. Before, joining ECF, she gathered extensive experience in the field of migration from the UN- IOM and other international organizations both in and out of field. She looks forward to gaining knowledge and experience in the domain of civic space at European Civic Forum.

Benjamin Goodwin

Communications and Campaigns Officer
Benjamin has a bachelor’s degree in Politics and East European Studies from University College London and a master’s in European and International Governance from the Free University of Brussels. He joined ECF in September 2022 and is responsible for ECF’s external communication.

Aarti Narsee

Policy and Advocacy Consultant
Aarti holds a Master's in Gender, Policy and Inequalities from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). In her previous role as a civic space research officer at CIVICUS, she monitored civic space in Europe and Central Asia. Through her intersectional feminist approach, she provides commentary on the intersections between gender rights and civic space. As a former journalist and avid storyteller, Aarti has written extensively about gender, LGBTQI+ and human rights.

Kerttu Willamo

Policy and Capacity Building Officer