Laura is the Executive Director at WeMove SCE mbH and WeMove Europe gGmbH. She is an activist and feminist who has been focused over the last couple of decades on working with civil society on issues of poverty and inequality. She specialises in campaigning and rethinking organisational strategies to effect much needed systemic change globally. For 10 years she worked with ActionAid International, in her last role, as the Regional Director for Europe and the Americas. Over that time she also served as the Vice President to Concord, the main Confederation of Development Organisations in Europe. Laura firmly believes that our systems were man-made and that they can be woman and man re-made. Beyond the professional setting, she co-runs a group called Systemic Change Brussels aimed at connecting activists working at local and European / international levels in the city. She is a serious fan of all things musical.
Laura Sullivan | Executive Director, Belgium
Paola Pierri | Funding and Contracts Manager, Germany
Paola has 15 years of experience in organisation development and fundraising. Through her epxerience Paola also has knowledge of strategic development of organisations and business models. Before joining WeMove Europe gGmbH Paola was based in London. She is an activist for social justice, citizenship rights, and migration. Paola is a European living in Berlin.
Xavier Dutoit | Innovation Director, Belgium
Our tech guru, in charge of imagining and creating the technology our team needs to manage and launch campaigns. Xavier has extensively worked on initiatives promoting access to technology for a more participatory democracy, as well as on open data projects for more transparency (he also managed the IT behind the first ever successful European Citizens Initiative). In his spare time, he plays double bass and chapman stick, and is always looking for fellow musicians to jam with.
David Schwartz | English Senior Campaigner
David is a Senior Campaigner at WeMove Europe gGmbH, where he runs campaigns on various progressive issues, working closely with the rest of the campaigns team. Previously, David coordinated the Stop Glyphosate European Citizens' Initiative (ECI), the fastest ECI to ever meet the legal requirements for success. Before working with WeMove Europe gGmbH, David worked in communications, research, and digital with non-profits on a variety of issue-based campaigns, including on the debate surrounding the UK’s EU referendum result, minority rights in Israel, and the World Bank social and environmental safeguard policy review.
Marta Tycner | Polish Senior Campaigner
Based in Warsaw, Marta is the Polish Senior Campaigner at WeMove Europe gGmbH. She comes from an academic background and previously worked as a researcher in the field of Late Antiquity in Warsaw and Oxford. Politically active for many years, in the last couple of years before joining WeMove Europe gGmbH she has made activism her main occupation. Marta has been involved in various projects on worker’s rights, political education, progressive foreign policy and democratisation of the EU. In her free time, she tries to come back to her old hobby of singing and playing the piano.