The Fundación Educación para el Empleo (EuropEFE) was established in 2006 in Madrid, Spain. EuropEFE advocates the EFE mission in Europe, manages relationships with European partners and donors and provides technical assistance to the EFE Affiliates in the region.
Prior to joining Fundación Educación Para el Empleo (EuropEFE), Salvatore Nigro was the Director of the Advocacy Department of the Glocal Forum. He is used to negotiating, mediating and facilitating at the highest levels of national and international institutions. He has experience working both with governmental offices such as the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with non-governmental organizations and in multicultural, multi-linguistic environments. Mr. Nigro holds a BA in International Political Science and a MA in International Studies from the LUISS University in Rome. He obtained a Master in Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Malta.
Carlos Valdés Sauras has worked at the Club de Madrid in project management. Previously, he worked for different international organizations such as UNOPS and the EuropeAid Office of the European Commission on the learning and knowledge management field. He also acted as Commercial Advisor in Syria for the Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain and as project manager for different Spanish NGOs. He is a Lawyer and has the researcher status within a PhD on Human Rights. He also holds a Master in Business Administration and a Master on International Cooperation.
Born in Barcelona (Spain) of Lebanese descent, Dina lived and studied in Beirut for 9 years and is fluent 5 languages, including Arabic, French and English. She holds a BS Degree in Environmental Sciences and has advanced studies in International Relations, Euro-Mediterranean relations and international development cooperation. Prior to joining EuropEFE, she worked for over seven years at different international and non-profit organisations, including the Club de Madrid, UNDP Burkina Faso, Fundación Nantik Lum and the Autónoma University of Madrid.
Paola previously worked in a variety of NGO's including Assistencia Legal para los Derechos Humanos (D.F. Mexico) and Asamblea de Cooperación Por la Paz (Valencia Delegation), where she developed project management and fundraising skills. Prior to joining EuropEFE she also worked at the International Relations Office of the University of Turin where she carried out administration and accounting projects in administration. Paola holds an Master's degree in Human Rights Defense from the University of Turin, and a Bachelor's degree in International and Diplomatic Relations from University of Naples “L’Orientale."
Prior to joining Fundación Educación Para el Empleo (EuropEFE), Aurora San Juan worked as executive assistant to the CEO of the BBVA Inservex bank and to the Director General of the International Agency for Energy Products. Ms. SanJuan has also worked for GSS service provider for the Banco Popular. She has extensive international experience working with both the banking and the client services sector.