Based in Brussels, the Secretariat acts as the interface with EPR member organisations and with external stakeholders.
Alicia serves as the influential voice of our organization in Brussels and across Europe. She is responsible for maintaining strong member relationships, expanding our network across Europe, developing strategic programs, empowering our members, and representing EPR’s interests in policy domains. With her leadership, EPR continues to shape European policies and regulations, making a positive impact in the social services sector.
Roberto leads EPR’s funding support service. He leads on EPR’s project development and management activities in cooperation with members. He is responsible for mutual learning and training activities related to funding and projects, including the Digital Skills Task Force. He manages funding alerts and partner searches.
Ronald is responsible for the invoicing, bookkeeping and accountancy of EPR and EQUASS, including preparing budgets and reports. He leads direct audits for EQUASS and supervises the organisation of the training sessions. He is responsible for HR, contracts with externals, liaising with payroll and managing the organisation’s statutes. He also acts as the Office Manager.
Panita co-ordinates the TransitAction project, leads work packages in the Equal Treatment project and leads EPR’s involvment in the SESK project. She contributes to the delivery of 2 projects in which EPR is a partner, Video Online Learning and Training (VOLT) and Supported Apprenticeship Scheme (SAS). She works on project development and applications. She co-leads the Annual Conference, and runs the Digital Skills Working group, as well as providing input to other key EPR events.
Eberhard has a background in social affairs and education and previously worked with various local, national and European networks of civil society organisations and social service providers. He support EPR’s community of members on capacity building, mutual learning and training, leading working groups of our network on different themes such as skills or mental health, and contributes to developing innovative services. He serves as facilitator for the EPR working groups and task forces, leads the Centre Coordinators meetings and supports specific policy development activities and strategic partnerships. He contributes to EU projects concerned with labour market inclusion, supported apprenticeships, and quality assurance in social services.
Marta supports the organisation’s policy work and events including contributing to EU project’s policy developments, research and policy analysis. With Marta’s background in International Relations, European Union Studies including EU Policies, Law and Public Affairs as well as her recent completion of a professional experience at Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission she ensures that EPR effectively monitors EU policy developments and contributes to public consultations. She also supports EU projects on specific tasks and contribute to make the link between EPR’s members expertise and EU policies developed for our sector.
Benedetta supports the EQUASS team with the coordination of administrative procedures related to certification and manages EQUASS-related enquiries. She supports EPR’s projects in administration, reporting, dissemination and research.
Loredana has a background in corporate communications and events in both the non-profit and private sectors. She supports the organization’s communications by managing and monitoring EPR’s social media content, Newsbulletin, website, and designing graphic materials. She also supports the organization of key events such as the EPR Annual Conference and the Public Affairs event. Loredana is responsible for EPR’s Communications Network and facilitates the communication among the members of the network. She also coordinates the communication and dissemination strategy of European funded projects.
Greta is supporting EPR projects, policy activities and events organisation. She monitors policy developments at the European level, attends external meetings on relevant policy issues, assists projects management and contributes to writing reports and papers. She assists in the organisation of EPR events and in other activities of the Secretariat.