Say Hello to Our Three New Colleagues!


In the last few weeks, three new colleagues joined the secretariat in Brussels, adding their experience and expertise to our policy, projects and membership related work!

An Italian citizen, Elena Balestra is our new Membership and Capacity Building Officer. Her role will consist in leading the membership strategy and being the main contact point for our members. She will also coordinate our important Capacity Building Programme, supporting its implementation in different regions of Europe.Read more about her profile here.

Lyudmil Ninov, a young professional from Bulgaria is the latest addition to our projects team! As a Project Officer, Lyudmil will support the preparation and running of Horizon 2020 projects, as well as the coordination of EPF Summer Training for Young Patient Advocates. More details here. 


Supporting the policy team in his capacity of Junior Policy Officer, Kostas Aligiannis, from Greece will bring his assistance to the policy and advocacy activities of EPF, while ensuring the monitoring of policy developments. You can read more about Kostas’ profile here.


A warm welcome to all of them!