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

Nora Forsbacka

Position: Project Manager (ad interim)
Phone number: +358 43 824 1167

Nora is currently working as the Project Manager ad interim of Bridge 47. She also coordinates the communications of the project and is the contact point for media.

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.

Max Tran

Position: Finance and Administration Assistant
Phone number: +358 50 471 3456

Max supports the Bridge 47 team in financial and administrative tasks.

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.

Robert Henthorn

Position: National Officer - Scotland
Phone number: +447758241384

Rob is the national officer of IDEAS, based in Scotland. He is a member of the Advocacy and Parternships Teams. Rob is the lead on advocacy on social inclusion.

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.

Laurence Rigollet

Position: National Officer - France
Phone number: +33 6 12 56 43 32

Laurence is the national officer of Educasol, based in France. She is a member of the Advocacy Team of Bridge 47, and leads on Bridge 47 advocacy in the field of education.

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.

Dominik Biergans

Position: Knowledge Exchange Officer

Dominik is a Knowledge Exchange Officer, working with EADI. He is a member of the Partnerships Team.

Robert Henthorn

Position: National Officer - Scotland
Phone number: +447758241384

Rob is the national officer of IDEAS, based in Scotland. He is a member of the Advocacy and Parternships Teams. Rob is the lead on advocacy on social inclusion.

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.

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.

Innovation

Timo Holthoff

Position: National Officer - Germany
Phone number: +49 511 10 555 476

Timo is the national officer of VENRO, based in Germany. He 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: +421907231768

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

Maria Sliacka, PMVRO

Sigrid Solnik, AKÜ

Susanne Pascal, MUNDU

Ventsislav Kirkov, BPID