Team EUROYOUTH

At EUROYOUTH, we have a highly qualified team for preparing and managing European projects that works comfortably in domestic and international contexts to meet our commitments to clients and partners at the highest standards. We keep the team constantly up-to-date with training, seminars and conferences linked to vocational education and training, ECVET certification and Erasmus+.

The team is spread over 4 departments – Incoming, Accommodation, European Projects and Coordination. Its members have extensive experience with education and training projects and have the expertise needed to implement, develop and drive a whole variety of international projects while meeting the standards demanded by the European Commission.

The team members’ professional backgrounds and knowledge complement each other to ensure we can provide the greatest coverage and skill possible for education and vocational training. Every member of the team has higher education and is fluent in English (among other languages). At EUROYOUTH, we always work in cooperation, as a team, and have a horizontal organisational structure.

Incoming

Marta Fernandes

Head of Contact with International Partners and Incoming Programme Organisation

Marta has a bachelor’s degree in Social Policy, with further training in Social Security and Protection from the Institute of Social and Political Sciences in Lisbon. She has a Vocational Aptitude Certificate issued by the Portuguese Employment and Vocational Training Institute. She has worked as a trainee employment officer at the Portuguese employment and vocational training Institute and as a ground handling assistant.  At EUROYOUTH since 2008, she is a mobility programme coordinator, providing training experiences for participants on international mobility projects who undertake traineeships, professional visits and/or courses in Portugal, as well as personal and vocational guidance. She also takes on all communication with international partners and the negotiation of programmes organised by the Incoming Department. Marta speaks portuguese, french and english.

Madalena Mateus

Incoming Programme Organisation

Madalena has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from ISCSP – University of Lisbon and a master’s degree in Psychology of International Relations from ISCTE.  She completed an Erasmus+ study programme at the University of Oslo, where she carried out research for her master’s degree on migration. Later, she participated in a European Voluntary Service project at Centre Social La Toupie, in France, where she worked with young people and adults. She has experience in HR, specifically in analysing profiles, carrying out interviews and drawing up selection reports.  At EUROYOUTH since 2018, she is a coordinator for mobility programmes, providing training experiences for participants on international mobility projects who undertake traineeships, professional visits and/or courses in Portugal, as well as personal and vocational guidance. Madalena speaks portuguese, english, as well as some french and spanish.

Petronela Cret

Incoming Programme Organisation and Head of Accommodation

Petronela has a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Faculty of Economics at Aurel Vlaicu University, Arad, Romania. During the first two academic years she took part in the student’s activist league where she had the opportunity to help and participate in the organization of several student’s events. After graduation, she decided to change her life and in 2007 moved to Portugal. She started her career in the area of integrated communication as an administrative assistant in a technical expert’s office and worked in several sectors such as cash & carry, tourism and customer service. At EUROYOUTH since 2021, she is a coordinator for mobility programmes, providing training experiences for participants on international mobility projects who undertake traineeships, professional visits and/or courses in Portugal, as well as personal and vocational guidance. She is also responsible of accommodation for foreign participants in Portugal. Petronela speaks Romanian as her native language, portuguese, english and has some basic knowledge of spanish and italian.

European Projects and Coordination

Ana Amorim

Consultancy, Drafting and Project Management

Ana has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from ISCSP and is postgraduate in International Relations from ISCTE- University of Lisbon. She realized four international youth exchanges in Spain and Romania and has 2 years of experience working with young people, planning elaborating and monitoring national and international projects.  She joined several training courses, namely: emotional inteligence, project cycle management, communication techniques, coaching and stress and confict management. At EUROYOUTH since 2021, she participates in the coordination of mobility projects, providing all the support necessary for the proper financial execution and implementation of project activities, as well as ensuring high standards and results for participants’ mobility programmes.  Ana speaks english as well some french.

Catarina Cid

Technical Support for Project Management

Catarina has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, specialising in Sculpture, and a master’s degree in Museology and Museography. She has worked on education projects connected to the arts and has had organisation and logistics duties for events and exhibitions connected to the arts, including international meetings. She has extensive experience providing support to management at organisations dedicated to culture and the arts. At EUROYOUTH since 2017, she provides technical support to the European Projects and Coordination by managing documents, disseminating projects, organising actions and drawing up reports. Catarina speaks English and Portuguese.

Cristina Fernandes

Project Management

Cristina has a bachelor’s degree in Languages and International Relations from the University Lusíada Norte – Porto and currently is a master’s student in Development and International Cooperation at ISEG – University of Lisbon. She has taken part in an Erasmus study mobility at the Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici di Padova. Her career has included experiences related to the customer service and support. She has several transversal skills such as: stress management, communication and conflict resolution, acquired through sports practice and arbitration of federated collective sports, on behalf of the FPA. At EUROYOUTH, since 2021, she participates in the coordination of mobility projects, providing all the support necessary for the proper financial execution and implementation of project activities, as well as ensuring high standards and results for participants’ mobility programmes. Cristina speaks Portuguese, english as well as some french and Italian.

Inês Barge

Outgoing Project Coordination

Inês has a bachelor’s degree in Languages and International Relations from the University of Porto’s Faculty of Letters and a master’s degree in Development and International Cooperation at ISEG – University of Lisbon. During her studies, she has taken part in two mobility projects: one to study at Matej Bel University (Slovakia) and a traineeship as a project analyst at the Technical University of Riga (Latvia).  She has had different experiences working with customer service and has provided educational support as a volunteer on the PASE and Possidónio + Ativa projects (run by Estrela local council in Lisbon).  At EUROYOUTH, she participates in the coordination of mobility projects, providing all the support necessary for the proper financial execution and implementation of project activities, as well as ensuring high standards and results for participants’ mobility programmes.  Inês speaks English and Portuguese, as well as some German, Slovakian and Latvian.

Sofia Canteiro

Project Management

Sofia has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from ISCSP from the University of Lisbon. She participated in several Erasmus+ and volunteering projects in countries such as: Turkey, Spain, Italy, Norway and Denmark.Her career has included experiences linked to the customer service through which she gained excellent communication, organization and leadership skills. At EUROYOUTH since 2022, she participates in the coordination of mobility projects, providing all administrative support necessary for the proper financial execution and implementation of project activities, as well as ensuring high standards and results for participants’ mobility programmes. Sofia speaks portuguese, english, spanish, as well as some french.

Administration

Ana Turcanu

Administrative, Logistic  and Financial Support

Ana has a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies – Classical Heritage of the European Culture and is postgraduate in translation from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Letters. She has several certified courses such as: Project manager in Erasmus Plus, English for career development and Intercultural Competencies. Her career has included experiences related to education, scientific-technical translation, interpretation, and she has as well experience working as a ground handling assistant at Humberto Delgado Airport in Lisbon. She also has several volunteering experiences linked to the exchange of languages and cultures. At EUROYOUTH, since 2018, she undertakes all the support for administrative, logistic and financial matters connected to managing the company, and offers support to the Incoming, Outgoing and European projects departments. She keeps in contact with all the national and international partners and suppliers. Ana speaks Romanian as her native language, Portuguese, english, Spanish and Russian.