The Euclid Network (EN) secretariat consists of full-time and part-time staff, volunteers and special advisors who work to support the activities of the network and its members.
The majority of the secretariat is based in London, with a project coordinator also in Stockholm. Although based in the UK, members of the team are often found across Europe running projects, speaking at events and meeting members.
Filippo Addarii, Executive Director
Filippo has a Philosophy Degree from the University of Bologna, a master's degree in third sector organisation management at the University of Urbino and in Strategic Management for Leaders of NGOs from Harvard University.
Prior to working at Euclid Network, Filippo was Head of the International Programme at ACEVO, this followed his work as Project Manager at Art for the World in Switzerland (1998 - 2001) and the founding of GlobaLab in 2001. In 2003 he co-founded the magazine Ecologist Italy and the Research Centre of Contemporary Social Movements for the Feltrinelli Foundation. He is a regular commentator in VITA, the well-regarded Italian magazine for the third sector.
Luisa De Amicis, Deputy Executive Director
Luisa is in charge of many of our main projects, including civil society development projects in the Western Balkans and Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. She graduated in Economics at Bocconi University and has extensive experience ranging from working at a management consultancy to working at UNIDO, the Council of the European Union and the Danish Embassy in Milan.
Lucas Fulling, Project Officer
Lucas graduated in 2009 with a BSc in Public Administration and European Studies in Holland, followed in 2010 with a MSc in International Public Policy from UCL. After an internship at the European Commission he joined us in early 2011.
Iva Fedulova, Membership and Project Officer
Iva graduated from Royal Holloway, UoL in 2009 with a BA in European Studies (German) and then went on to complete MSc European Politics the following year. Before joining Euclid Network, she spent 3 months working for a foreign policy think tank in London.
She leads on the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and the CONSIDER (one of our FP7 projects) projects as well as being in charge of Membership. Being Bulgarian, she has a strong interest in the Western Balkans and Turkey and is also one of our main contact people for our work in the region.
Abi Ramanan, Communications Officer
Abi joined the Euclid Network in May 2013, having previously worked for a children's charity, the British Institute of Human Rights, the Overseas Development Institute, Oxfam GB and a development finance NGO, Stamp out Poverty in various communications and project support roles. She holds an LLB in Law from the University of Bristol. Abi leads on Communications and supports Ivelina with Membership.
Contact Abi about the website or communications.
Sara Zalin, Advisor on Strategy and Governance
Sara joined the Euclid Network team as Advisor on Strategy and Governance in September 2012. She previously had a long career as a civil servant in Whitehall and has also worked for the Australian government in Canberra. her extensive experience of developing strategy and of project and programme management, including EU funded programmes, brings additional range and depth to our team.
Ben Rattenbury, Advisor on EU funding
Ben graduated in 2005 with a degree in Sociology, after which he ran a volunteer project in Tanzania. In April 2006 he joined ACEVO, the UK's association for third sector leaders, to work in their fledgling international programme, and was involved in the creation of Euclid Network.
Ben ran a number of EN's main projects, including civil society development projects in the Western Balkans and former Soviet Union. In his spare time Ben volunteered with Tenteleni, a charity providing placements in sub-Saharan Africa for over 100 UK-based university students each year, where he was·Executive Director between 2008 and 2010.
Now based in New York, Ben remains a key part of the Euclid Network team, working as a senior advisor to the secretariat on different issues including projects, fundraising, civil society in the Western Balkans and former Soviet Union and European policy.
Karl H Richter, Advisor on Social Investments
Karl is joint chief executive of Engaged Investment, a financial intermediary for the social investment market, improving access to finance for organisations in the social impact economy and supporting their leaders to help achieve and demonstrate a robust investment case. He is a fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab, an initiative to explore, innovate and evolve the financial system to sustain people and planet, convened by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW). Karl is author of ‘Making Good in Social Impact Investment: Opportunities in an Emerging Asset Class‘.
He joins Euclid Network as advisor and coordinates the task force for a European Social Investment Facility, which reports to the European Commission, and has been invited to speak on social impact investment by international CSOs and governments.
Karl holds an MBA specialising in entrepreneurship. His career started as an architect, project manager for multidisciplinary design teams and development leader for public and private sector building projects. He co-founded Entity Partnerships in 2007, an urban regeneration business which focused on mixed-use projects and development finance for creating self-sufficient communities.
Contact Karl about Social Impact Investment
Andy Churchill, Advisor on Structural Funds
Andy Churchill has been involved with European Structural Funds since 1984. He is CEO of Network for Europe, the Sector Co-ordinator for the Voluntary Sector for ESF and ERDF Programmes in North West England, supported by Technical Assistance. Although he has worked for Local Residents. Universities, Trade Unions and Local and Central Government on European Programmes, most of his time has been spent working for NGOs. He was involved in the 1993 negotiations leading to Objective One on Merseyside, to the introduction and development of Pathways (substantial funding allocated to community led local development on Merseyside), and was part of the drafting team for the Merseyside Operational Programme 2000-06.
He has worked with the European Commission, including taking part on an expert basis in discussions and research, and making presentations at the Open Days. Since 2004, he has worked with Polish NGOs in their involvement with European Funding. A firm believer in the development of partnership working, clear information and good evaluation, he is looking forward to the next 2014-20 Programmes.
Contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 020 7014 4613
T: 020 7014 4613
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Many EN volunteers have gone on to embark on a wide array of interesting careers and areas of study. EN would not be where it is today without the many interns who have had a huge impact in the organisation. Find out more about our past interns here.