Here you can find information about Bridge 47 staff members and how to reach them.

Learn more about the Bridge 47 project and our work here.

The project is led by a Steering Group.

Staff members

Co-ordination

Alen Maletić

Position: Global Network Coordinator
Phone number: +358 50 471 2284

Alen coordinates the Bridge 47 Network, a global coalition in support of Global Citizenship Education.

Maeve Galvin

Position: Partnerships Coordinator
Phone number: +353 (0)1 8788480

Maeve coordinates the work of the Partnerships Team, and leads the Partnerships work of Bridge 47.

Chi Bui

Position: Financial and Administration Trainee
Phone number: +358 50 322 3402

Chi assists Bridge 47 with financial affairs and administration.

Bridge 47 Network

Alen Maletić

Position: Global Network Coordinator
Phone number: +358 50 471 2284

Alen coordinates the Bridge 47 Network, a global coalition in support of Global Citizenship Education.

Advocacy

Peter Butchkov

Position: National Officer - Bulgaria

Peter is the national officer of BPID, based in Bulgaria. He is a member of the Advocacy Team. Peter is the lead on Bridge 47's advocacy on Agenda 2030.

Marilena Kyriakou

Position: National Officer - Cyprus

Marilena is a national officer of the NGO Support Centre, based in Cyprus. She is a member of the Advocacy Team. She leads on Bridge 47 advocacy on international development.

Rosemine Abdallah

Position: National Officer - France

Rosemine is the national officer of Educasol, based in France. She is a member of the Advocacy Team and works on education policy. 

Eleanor Dillon

Position: National Officer - Scotland
Phone number: +44 0131 225 5959

Eleanor is the national officer of IDEAS, based in Scotland. She is a member of the Advocacy Team.

Partnerships

Maeve Galvin

Position: Partnerships Coordinator
Phone number: +353 (0)1 8788480

Maeve coordinates the work of the Partnerships Team, and leads the Partnerships work of Bridge 47.

Kristen Aigro

Position: National Officer - ESTONIA
Phone number: +372 53 45 40 52

Kristen is the national officer of Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (AKÜ), based in Tallinn. She is a member of the Partnerships Team.

Ji Hyun Kim

Position: National Officer - Ireland
Phone number: +353 87 689 0977

Ji is the national officer of IDEA, based in Ireland. She is a member of the Partnerships Team.

Joanna O'Malley

Position: Communications Intern for Partnerships work

Joanna assists Bridge 47 with communications of our partnerships work.

Agne Kuimet

Position: National Officer - Estonia
Phone number: +372 56 909 722

Agne is the national officer of Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation, based in Tallinn. She is a member of the Partnerships Team.

Sonja Salminen

Position: National Officer - Denmark
Phone number: +45 60 58 20 78

Sonja is the national officer of MUNDU, based in Denmark. She is a member of both the Partnerships and Innovation Teams.

Patricija Virtic

Position: National Officer - Slovenia
Phone number: 0038640204464

Patricija is a national officer of SLOGA, based in Slovenia. She is a member of the Partnerships Team.

Talia Vela-Eiden

Position: Knowledge Exchange Officer
Phone number: + 49 228 2618965

Talia is a Knowledge Exchange Officer at EADI, based in Germany. She is a member of the Partnerships Team and coordinates the Knowledge Exchange Partnerships.

Innovation

Marie Wilpers

Position: National Officer - Germany
Phone number: +49 30 263929917

Marie is the national officer of VENRO, based in Germany. She is a member of the Innovation Team and coordinates the Transformative Learning Journey.

Marjan Huc

Position: National Officer - Slovenia

Marjan is a national officer of Sloga, based in Slovenia. He is a member of the Innovation Team and is one of the coordinators of the project's sub-granting mechanism.

Kristine Liepina

Position: National Officer - Latvia
Phone number: +371 65235635

Kristine is the national officer of CEI, based in Latvia. She is a member of the Innovation Team.

Sonja Salminen

Position: National Officer - Denmark
Phone number: +45 60 58 20 78

Sonja is the national officer of MUNDU, based in Denmark. She is a member of both the Partnerships and Innovation Teams.

Daiga Zake

Position: National Officer - Latvia

Daiga is a national officer of CEI, based in Latvia. She is a member of the Innovation Team.

Jakub Zaludko

Position: National Officer - Slovakia
Phone number: +421908652251

Jakub is the national officer of PMVRO, based in Slovakia. He is a member of the Innovation Team.

Steering Group

The work of Bridge 47 is led by a Steering Group.

 

Chair of the Steering Group

Rilli Lappalainen, Fingo ry

 

Steering Group members

Frank Geary, IDEA

Emma Gardner, IDEAS

Heike Spielmans, VENRO

Marina Cherbonnier, CIVICUS

Ricarda Motschilnig, ICAE

Albin Keuc, SLOGA

Bénédicte Ballereau, Educasol

Susanne von Itter, EADI

Charis Alexandrou, NGO Support Centre

Inga Belousa, CEI

Daniel Kaba, PMVRO

Gea Kangilaski, AKÜ

Jeppe Kiel Christensen, MUNDU

Ventsislav Kirkov/Valya Hristakeva, BPID