MEET THE TEAM
Ugne Chmeliauskaite, Chair
ENGSO member I represent: Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations
Profession/studies: Expert on International Development Cooperation
Special areas of competence: Development cooperation; International relations; Youth empowerment; Social inclusion; Non-formal education; Training&facilitation; Project management
Favourite sport: Field Hockey
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: 17, Partnership for the goals. Because only together we can make the difference!
Favourite motivation quote: "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing" - Walt Disney
Filip Filipic, Vice-Chair
ENGSO member I represent: Olympic Committee of Serbia
Profession/studies: Senior Technical Project Manager
Special areas of competence: Non-formal Education; Employability; Volunteering; SDGs; Innovation; Project Management;
Favourite sport: Swimming
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: "4. Quality Education", because it lays the foundation for achieving many other SDGs.
Favourite motivation quote: "Success tomorrow starts today"
Lovisa Broms, Committee member
ENGSO member I represent: The Swedish Sports Confederation
Profession/studies: Master degree in Sport Management, Currently PhD Candidate in Sport Science at Malmö University and Project manager for the ENGSO led Erasmus+ project CHAMP
Special areas of competence: Project management, meeting facilitator, research
Favourite sport: Equestrian sports
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: Gender equality
Favourite motivation quote: “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” —Muhammad Ali
Titouan Martin Barré, Committee member
My name is Titouan, I’m 22 years old and I live in Paris, France. I grew up with sport around me since I can’t remember, first as a handball player, and then as a coach and a referee in various other physical activities. I graduated last year in both sport management and physical education in France. These studies abled me to develop my knowledge on the benefits of physical activities and taught me how to use it to contribute to bigger goals, and on the side to be committed to defend youth rights and promote sport at local, national and european scale. In these matters, appart from being a committee member of ENGSO Youth, I am currently working for the national organization representing student in the field of sport (ANESTAPS) as general vice-president and am the representative of the French Youth Council (CNAJEP) for the European Youth Forum. The main topics I am focusing on are education, employability and inclusion.
Marianna Cardoso, Committee member
ENGSO member I represent: Sport Confederation of Portugal
Profession/studies: Master in Teaching Physical Education
Special areas of competence: Education
Favourite sport: Tennis, Canoeing
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: SDG #4 - Quality Education, because education is the corner stone that supports everything, promoting behaviours of tolerance, respect, responsibility, fraternity, … everything.
Favourite motivation quote: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started” - Mark Twain.
Anett Fodor, Committee member
ENGSO member I represent: Hungarian Competitive Sport Federation
Profession/studies: Sport Management Msc
Special areas of competence: event management, volunteer management, sport for development, gender equality
Favourite sport: water polo, swimming, kickboxing
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: Quality Education, because this could be the solution for all the other challenges in the world.
Favourite motivation quote: "Travel is not reward for working, it's education for living. "
Iva Glibo, Committee member
ENGSO member I represent: Croatian Olympic Committee
Profession/studies: Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the Technical University of Munich
Special areas of competence: sustainable development, physical activity and mental health, monitoring and evaluation
Favourite sport: Baton twirling
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: SDG 13 climate action: I think it is the most urgent one.
Favourite motivation quote: "Nigdar ni tak bilo da ni nekak bilo, pak ni vezda nebu da nam nekak nebu." Miroslav Krleža
Kirsten Hasenpusch, Committee member, treasurer
ENGSO member I represent: dsj (German Sports Youth)
Profession/studies: Technical Management (M.Sc.), Economic Science (B.Sc.)
Special areas of competence: Finances, Sustainable Development
Favourite sport: Motorsports, Wintersports, ball sports
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: Partnership for the goals, because when all areas, levels and groups of society are involved, values such as unity and solidarity can be lived. These common values are then the basis to reach the other SDG all together.
Favourite motivation quote: “be a voice not an echo” (Albert Einstein)
Ivana Pranjic, Committee member
ENGSO member I represent: Sport Austria
Profession/studies: Sport Science & Sport Management
Special areas of competence: Communication, Sports Diplomacy, Sport & Human Rights
Favourite sport: Basketball, Crossfit, etc.
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Favourite motivation quote: "Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.“
Matej Manevski, Policy and Projects Manager
Profession/studies: Organizational management
Special areas of competence: Non-formal education & youth work, intercultural learning & facilitating dialogue, civic engagement and youth participation, project & organisational management.
Favourite sport: tennis.
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: SDG #3 Good health and well-being, because only when people are healthy they can focus and contribute to the other aspects of the society and the implementation of the other goals...
Favourite motivation quote: Panta Rhei—Everything Flows
Polona Fonda, Communication Officer
Profession/studies: Graphic and interactive communications
Special areas of competence: communications and digital marketing for sport for development and sport for all
Favourite sport: alpine skiing, ski touring, mountain bike, Olympic weightlifting
Favourite Global Goal (SDG), and why: 17 - Partnerships for the goals; we can only achieve SDGs if we work together towards a common goal.
Favourite motivation quote: when nothing is certain, everything is possible.
Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations
Lithuanian ENGSO member organisation - Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations - was established in 1992. It is an umbrella organisation for 73 national sport federations in Lithuania, being one of the widest sport organisation in the country.
Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations works closely with the National Olympic Committee, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Sports University. Member organisation actively participates in ERASMUS+ programme and promotes youth sports in the daily work.