The Authors of La Regionisto

For more information on the great contributors of La Regionisto!

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Ayse Abaci

is a Turkish citizen born in Tel-Aviv. She is currently working as a French teacher in Warsaw to students ranging from 4 to 25 years old . Her family having chosen to live as institutional nomads (diplomat) she had the pleasure of living and studying in various countries such as Greece and Italy from a very young age. This made her develop an aptitude for languages and inter-cultural communication leading her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Applied Languages from the University of Lille. She also holds an Advanced Master’s degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin.

Presently, she is working on her second Master’s degree in English Philology, specialising in teaching English as a second language at SWPS University, Warsaw. When her Qi isn’t devoted to students and studies, Ayse loves to go on long walks in the beautiful parcs of Warsaw, discover the city’s many hidden corners and have a good laugh with her friends.

She is fluent in Turkish, English, and French, also has a good level in Italian, German and modern Greek.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayse-abaci-288856170/

Hadrien Bazenet

is a graduate in political and governance studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and from SciencesPo Lyon. He currently works as a consultant for EURALIA, on financial services. Passionate about EU politics, he has a keen interests for policies involving Corsica, his region of origin. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hbazenet/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HadrienBaz


Gabrielle Bernoville

is a graduate student from the College of Europe and SciencesPo Toulouse majoring in European Affairs, with work experience in Latin America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Currently undertaking a Blue Book Traineeship at the European Commission (DGEAC Unit D.1 Cultural Policy), Gabrielle also serves as a Junior Researcher of Culture Solutions and as the Director of the Public Relations and Communications Department of European Horizons, two EU-policies focused policy incubators. 

Through her two master theses, her contribution to the Institute of European Democrats’ research project “Geopolitics and Values,” Gabrielle thoroughly crafted an extensive toolset and knowledge of the EU Institutions cultural and educative policies, History of feelings of belongings, funding schemes and cultural external actions. 

At La Regionisto, she aims to bring the local dimension to the fore and grow trust in the regions’ role, as a pivotal scale in the delivery of the EU’s flagship initiatives. Gabrielle truly believes regions are not a sector but a vector of a more inclusive, sustainable and social European integration.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriellebernoville/


Victor Bonnot

is Breton and co-founder of La Regionisto. He is currently working as an accredited parliamentary assistant to a Renew Europe MEP in the European Parliament. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, a Master’s degree in European Affairs and an Advanced Master’s degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin.

Through his professional experience and his associative commitments, Victor has developed a genuine enthusiasm for European and French regional issues and territorial development. His main areas of interest are the EU-citizens’ dialogue as well as the political voice of local authorities in the EU decision-making process and their networking. 

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/victor-bonnot-a31331102

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bonnot_Victor


Stef Borgers

is a Belgian citizen who is born and raised in Mol. He discovered his passion for Europe, multilingualism and culture through living in cosmopolitan Antwerp and charming Trento (Italy) for his legal studies. After he obtained the Master of Laws degree, he moved to Bruges to study EU International Relations & Diplomacy at the College of Europe. 

Today, Stef works as a Bernheim trainee at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU. Previously, he worked at an international law firm, called NautaDutilh, and the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the UN in Geneva. In his free time, he reads a good book and discovers Brussels through walks in the many parks present in the city. When the sun re-appears and the temperatures rise, he contributes to fair and fun tennis games by operating as an (international) tennis referee.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stefborgers

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003887370982


Louis Brendel

Biography coming soon…


Claudia Calore

is a young professional working in the field of European public affairs, currently experiencing the exciting Brussels bubble life. She is also adjunct law lecturer at the University of Turin. Claudia holds a Master’s degree in law at the University of Trento (Italy) as well as a Advanced Master’s degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Europe in Natolin (Poland). 

Claudia has enjoyed the beauty of being European by living and studying also in France and Ireland, experiences that allowed her to travel and discover different cultures. She speaks fluently English, French and Spanish as well as Italian, her mother tongue. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudia-calore-7145a7100/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claudia.calore.7


Armand Camboulives

is a Franco-Romanian young graduate working on climate and energy issues in Brussels. Born and raised in Belfort, a French medium-sized town on the border with both Switzerland and Germany, he spent all the summers of his childhood in the Carpathian Mountains, not in Dracula’s castle, but in his grandmother’s apartment. In 2014, he moved to one of the European capital, Strasbourg, to study Political Science at Sciences Po Strasbourg for five years. He also spent one year in Granada (Spain). Finally, he studied one year at the College of Europe in Natolin (Poland) in order to perfect his truly European education before heading to another European capital, Brussels, where he currently lives. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/armand-camboulives/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/armcamboulives


German Carboni

Biography coming soon…



Bastien Girard

is a graduate in European Public Affairs at the College of Europe and Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne. Although he has worked in Europe, Africa and Oceania, he feels very attached to the cultural and environmental heritage of the pays de Fontainebleau, where he was born. He is currently completing an internship at Euroconsult, a consulting firm specialising in space markets based in Paris. He is a candidate for the Blue Book internship at the European Commission (DGDEFIS). In parallel, he serves as Vice-President and Expert for European and International Space at 3i3s (International Independent Institute for Space and Satellite Solutions).

Through his associative, academic and professional experience, Bastien has developped a strong interest in science and technology policies. In particular, he has an unaltered passion for the European outer-space policy. Having his feet on the ground, he is enthusiastic about mobilisations around socio-technical issues and the impact of social and territorial factors in the understanding of global issues. At La Regionisto, by focusing on European regions, he aims to show that outer-space is both local and social.

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/bastien-girard-a26139135

Academia : https://coleurop.academia.edu/BastienGIRARD

3i3s : http://www.3i3s.com/blog/


Jacopo Giraudo

is Secretary-General and Cultural Editor at La Regionisto. He is the European View Research and Editor Intern at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies.

Jacopo holds a Master of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies – Major in European History and Civilization from the College of Europe in Natolin.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacopogiraudo/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JacopoGiraudo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jacopo.giraudo.71

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacopo_giraudo/


Erekle Iantbelidze

is a student at the European Academy of Diplomacy and a post-graduate with advanced masters of European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy at the Tbilisi State University. Erekle is committed to expanding his knowledge in foreign affairs. Particularly, to increase his practical skills in the art of diplomacy.  

Besides, he was involved in various projects and training which enabled him to become a sounder young professional. As importantly, Erekle is holding the position of vice president at the Club Alpbach Georgia and currently working at the Ringola Digital Advertising as a data analyst. Thus, the above-mentioned experiences determined his professional path and interests. Outside of his academic life, he is a passionate explorer of cultures and traditions with a particular interest in musical experiments.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erekle-iantbelidze/


Anis Issa

is the Professional Development Officer of the College of Europe in Natolin, he holds an advanced Master’s Degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the same College, and a Master’s Degree in Cultural Management from the École National Supérieur de Sciences d’Information et des Bibliothèques (ENSSIB) in Lyon. He has 10 years’ experience in international cooperation that he gained through his work in the Library of Alexandria as an International Relations Librarian, the Department of Cultural Cooperation at the French Embassy in Cairo as Head of Partnerships & Fundraise, the Swedish Institute Alexandria for EuroMed Dialogue as Media and Communication Advisor, and International Organization for Migration (the UN migration agency) as Senior Information Assistant.

He has also a special interest in the fields of religion and politics and interfaith dialogue, he participates regularly in the Peace bridges annual conference of the Community of Sant’Egidio, Med-talks annual conference of the city of Livorno and other international forums. He also publishes in the same field. Between 2013 and 2020, Anis has served as cultural advisor to H. H. Pope Tawadros II, and he has been a member of Supreme Council of Culture in Egypt between 2015 and 2018.

Anis is currently writing his PhD in the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études, his research will focus on the impact of intersecting relationships of the Churches and states on the identity of the religious minorities in the Middle East.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anis-issa-674554b6/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnisISSA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anis.issa/


Annamária Lévai

Biography coming soon…


Wojciech Łysak

Biography coming soon…


Valeria Manzione

from Salerno, lives in Paris. She is content with the Seine in the absence of the Mediterranean. She works for a French political party and will soon be intern at the European Parliament. During her spare time, she watches Angela and Barbero’s videos and wonders what she wants to do when she grows up.

Subsidiarity, Committee of the Regions and European Institutions are the key words to sum up her studies. Valeria is the proud co-founder and President of the association La Regionisto.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/valeria-manzione-7a73a269/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valeria.manzione.906


Gwenaëlle Mercier

is currently living in Brussels and working on digital policy. Gwenaëlle was born and raised in the French Région Centre, a region where there are wheat fields as far as the eye can see, but also some beautiful Châteaux de la Loire. Although she graduated from several Universities across Europe, Gwenaëlle never misses a chance to come back to her hometown to (re)discover hidden gems of the paysages loirétains.

Gwenaëlle is the wonderful designer of La Regionisto logo.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwenaelle-mercier10

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gwenaelle_MRCR


Anzhela Mnatsakanyan

is a political researcher focusing on the Eastern Partnership and Russia. Currently, she is a PhD student at Yerevan State University. She holds an Advanced Master’s Degree in Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Yerevan State University.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/anzhela-m-547b17148

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ANZHELA_YAN


Grégoire Soria

Biography coming soon…


Guilherme Ursini

is originally from São Paulo, proudly holding on to his Italian roots. He holds diplomas from the College of Europe in Natolin, Collegium Civitas (Warsaw) and SciencesPo Strasbourg. Currently, he works in the sector of EU public policy consultancy in Brussels. He has living experiences in Denmark, France, Switzerland and Poland – where he had been based until 2020. During his MA, he has majored in the European Neighbourhood Policy with a focus in the Eastern Partnership, was part of the Security Society and has often contributed with La Regionisto. 

During his experiences abroad, Guilherme grew great enthusiasm about freedom of movement and regional cooperation. He does not associate his identity as stemming from one single State in particular, rather being influenced by most places and regions he has lived in. To different extents, he speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, Danish, Polish and English.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guilherme-ursini-2a2237b5/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/ursiniguilherme

Adam Volf

Adam is an Irish/Czech graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and the College of Europe. In his youth, his parents sent him to an Irish-speaking primary school (Gaelscoil) in the west of Ireland, leading to a lifelong passion for the preservation of Irish and other endangered languages.

As a scholar, his studies focused on a combination of languages and history, culminating with his Master’s Thesis ‘The Expulsion of ethnic Germans from Czechoslovakia post-World War II’ (2020). 
He now lives in Brussels (Belgium), where he recently completed a Schuman Traineeship in the European Parliament. He also served as General Coordinator of the Schuman Trainees’ Committee, and continues to work in the field of EU public affairs and policy.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-volf-5266a7172/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avolf95/?hl=en

Federica Woelk

Biography coming soon…

Celia Zayas Espinoza

Biography coming soon…

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