Our Team

President, Editor In Chief of Euro Babble

Dominik Kirchdorfer

"I founded the EFF after I experienced both the great potential, and the many fractures between and within pro-European organisations. If we cannot unite civil society, how can we expect politicians to unite Europe?"

Dominik is a Polish and Austrian writer and entrepreneur. He studied Political Science at the University of Vienna and holds postgraduate degrees in EU Politics from the LSE and in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Over the years he has founded multiple non-profits, worked in international organisations, and independently as a freelancer. His passion is storytelling (Dominik also writes books) and he wants to do everything in his power to give the story of Europe a happy ending.

Dominik founded the EFF in 2017 in Vienna, Austria. He currently serves as the EFF’s President and Editor In Chief for Euro Babble.

Secretary General, Marcoms Director & Euro Babble Editor

Roxanna Azimy

Roxanna is the EFF's Secreatary General and Marcoms Director and also serves as an editor of Euro Babble.

Roxanna is a European affairs writer and communications professional of British and Iranian descent. Having studied French and Spanish at King’s College London, with an MSc in European Studies from LSE, she worked for a year at the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development in the field of human rights and international development, and for the European Commission’s DG COMM via the mc group. Roxanna strives to increase the visibility of ethical and sociocultural issues in Europe.

Roxanna is the Secretary General, responsible for managing the Marketing & Communications team of the EFF and also sits on the editorial board of Euro Babble.

Vice President, Scottish Chairman

Stanislas Demeestere

Along with Dominik, Stanislas is the longest-serving EFF member, having been on board since its conceptual inception in 2017. Since April 2019 he serves as the EFF's Vice President.

Stanislas is an environmental & climate change lawyer. He supports his theoretical understanding with practical experience in diplomacy and writing policies for the EP and the Think 20 Summit at the Global Economic Symposium.

As a former South African ranger and conservationist, he maintains a strong passion and committment to environmental sustainability.

He currently serves as the EFF – European Future Forum’s Vice President.

Internal and External Communications Officer

Désirée Bussi

Désirée is passionate about equality and sustainability. United in Diversity is her mantra.

Désirée is a conflict researcher and holds a master’s degree in political science with a special focus on international politics and EU studies. She connects her theoretical knowledge with experiences within the European Parliament and other international organizations.

Danish Chairwoman

Emma Ager Jønbech

Emma believes in fostering connections and meaningful debate across borders as an important tool to acheive understanding and unity in an increasingly divisive Europe.

Emma is a student of European Business at Copenhagen Business School. Conferences and personal development courses across the world have taught her a profound understanding of connection between people, not bound by geopolitics. Emma is skilled in business matters, communication and psychology.

Emma is leading our Danish branch and is a staunch advocate of environmental sustainability.

Belgian Chairman

Kevin Kaiser

As co-founder of the EFF’s Austrian Branch, Kevin is now in charge of the growing Belgian branch.

Kevin is a Master Student of Political Science at the College of Europe in Bruges with a special focus on EU and international affairs. He also gained practical experience at diplomatic missions and the European Commission.

His main aim is to educate people about the European Union and to fascinate them for the European project.

ICT Director, Europe CAN Project Manager

Alexander Lenz

Alex is in charge of the EFF's ICT infrastructure and actively contributes to different projects' software needs.

Alex holds a Bachelor Degree in Media Informatics from the University of Vienna and brings with him experience from the Austrian Military and several IT companies. He now works as a Technical Consultant for IPG in Austria and is leading the Europe CAN project for the EFF.

Alex is passionate about making the world a fairer place for everyone and does his part make that change a reality.

Austrian Chairwoman, Finance Director

Lisa Duschek

Lisa leads the Austrian Branch and is also in charge of fundraising and finance.

Lisa is a full stack web developer and entrepreneur. She co-founded the Code Factory  and also works in crisis response for the United Nations, when she isn’t saving lives as a paramedic on the streets of Vienna. Outside of work, Lisa continues her studies in Law and Geography at the University of Vienna.

Lisa’s main interest lies in educational reform and accessibility to entrepreneurship.

Norwegian Chairwoman

Vilde Ingeborg Holtan Håvardsrud

Vilde was the first to set up an EFF branch outside of the European Union.

Vilde studies to become a hypnotherapist and is fascinated by the brain and the subconscious. 
She works in local politics in Norway and always tries to put environmental sustainability first in everything she does.
Peace building, unity and a more natural way of living are her main goals when working for a better world.

Managing Director of Italics Magazine

Riccardo Venturi

Riccardo is the Founder and Managing Director of Italics Magazine and represents the EFF in Italy.

Riccardo is an Italian editor, copywriter and communications professional with experience in media, international organisations, think tanks and multinational companies, like Google. He studied International Relations in Rome and holds a postgraduate degree in EU Politics from the LSE.

He primarily acts as the Managing Director of Italics Magazine, an independent online magazine and the EFF’s first Italian project.

Brand Director

Rosanna Carnovale

Rosanna is responsible for all our visual and brand designs and occassionally also supplies Euro Babble with some illustrations.

Rosanna is a freelance graphic designer and visual artist based in Rome. Previously she worked in communication agencies and start-ups. She studied Communication in Rome and obtained a postgraduate degree in Design, Visual and Multimedia Communication from Lisbon and the Luca School of Arts of Genk.

Her practice ranges from illustration to photography, painting, art installations, books, posters and corporate design. She acts as the EFF’s Brand Director.

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