The General Assembly is the highest body of the association. It defines the annual priorities and objectives of the Platform and its work programme. Headed by the President, its annual meeting is attended by all its members (May/June).
The Steering Committee is the administrative body of the Platform. It is composed of up to 9 elected representatives from its member networks. The Committee is in charge of the daily administrative tasks of the association and of the implementation of the work programme adopted by the General Assembly.
Elisa Gambardella, President
Elisa is the Education and Lifelong Learning Coordinator in SOLIDAR, and a Plenary member of the Conference on the Future of Europe on behalf of the Civil Society Convention. She is based in Brussels.
Raffaela Kihrer, General Secretary
Raffaela represents the European Association for the Education of Adults and works at EAEA as Head of Policy.
Jon Harding, Treasurer
Jon currently works as the External Funding & Bid Manager for European projects at Bridgwater and Taunton College. He is the UK national representative in the EfVET Steering Group Committee
Caridad Alarcón is Board Member of OBESSU. She was the founder of ADEA, a student organisation in IES Alquibla, located in Murcia, Spain.
Arja Krauchenberg is the Project Coordinator of the European Parents’ Association. She has a background in adult learning and multilingualism.
Marta Concepción Mederos
Marta is one of the External Representatives of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. She has a background in anthropology studies.
Piotr has been Secretary General of Volonteurope since 2008. He was directly involved in the advocacy and implementation of the 2011 European Year of Volunteering.
Monica represents the European Vocational Training Association (EVTA) as one of the board members and she is International Development Business Director for ENAIP NET, an Italian VET provider.
The Secretariat ensures the day-to-day management of the LLLPlatform
Pool of Experts
The Pool of Experts advises the LLLPlatform on selected topics and represents LLLP in external activities.
Panagiotis Chatzimichail is currently the External Affairs Manager at OBESSU and Board Member at the European Youth Forum. His areas of expertise include youth (i.e. citizenship, mobility) and education (i.e. LLL, NFE, HE, VNFIL), GDPR, membership and network development.
Gianluca Coppola is an entrepreneur, partner and general manager at Eurocrea Merchant, chartered accountant and auditor. Expert in education and training policies, funds and actions at European level, he is also founder and president of the European Digital Learning Network – DLEARN
Etelberto Costa is a former LLLP Steering Committee member. He has got solid experience in eLearning/TEL/digital learning. He is an Ambassador of Epale and member of EU Working Groups for the Future of Learning and ET 2030.
Stephan Jankhe led the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) as President, co-founded the Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association (ESAA). He was appointed by European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics as an Ambassador for the New Narrative for Europe (NNfE) in 2015. He is an expert in youth, higher education, social inclusion and digitalisation.
Alen Maletić coordinates the global Bridge 47 Network. His background is in comparative education policy and European politics, and his expertise revolves around the interplay of transformative learning, active citizenship and international development.
João Pinto is a PhD candidate studying the global actorness of the European Union. After working in the European Research Council (European Commission), João became the President of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). He is an expert in higher education, mobility and social inclusion.
Mayri Tiido is a former LLLP Steering Committee member and she is an expert in non-formal education and training, as well as in sustainability. She is a former AEGEE Projects and Communications Director.