Meet the members

Alex Rollason

I am the current NUS (National Union of Students) Wales Deputy President. I am the first apprentice ever to be elected as a sabbatical officer anywhere in the UK in the history of NUS. Being a sabbatical officer means that I hold a full-time trust-based position in the Students Union, and that I am the first apprentice to hold this position. 

Before coming into office, I had already been involved with NUS including as part of the National Society of Apprentices Leadership, and was an engineering apprentice at Coleg Cambria, where I was also involved with the students’ union.

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Adam Skokan

Czech Republic – BIO to follow





Beatrice Tori

I am a twenty-five-year-old Italian student. I graduated in Mechanical Engineering in Milan, while I now live in Trieste where I am finishing my studies in Naval Engineering.

For the next few months, I have become an apprentice in the Maritime Technologies Cluster of my Region, where I am a Technical Researcher.

I firmly believe in the need to increase integration between the world of education and research and that of work, in order to improve both and make information and knowledge more accessible.

I am really interested in topics concerning the development of youth training and I believe that trying to create a solid network of sharing at the European level is a great opportunity for growth.

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Leonardo Miodrag

I am a Multimedia Design and Communication student in Denmark, born and raised in Croatia where I was part of vocational education during high school.

President of StudyLife, a non-profit student organization located in Aalborg, Denmark as well as an active member of European Youth North Denmark.

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Matthäus smallMatthäus Fandrejewski

I am born in Poland, grew up and spend 24 years of my life in Germany. Now I am living and studying in Paris/France and working in Brussels/Belgium.

​I have done a three year apprenticeship as a public service officer. After this I hold a four year mandate in an Apprentices council (Jugend- und Auszubildendenvertretung) in my administration. Since 2013 I am president of CESI Youth wich is an European Trade Union Confederation representing workers and apprentices from 22 countries.

I strongly believe that young apprentices need better social protection thats why I am mostly focusing my work on “Rights, responsibilities and protection”. This rights and responsibilities have to be written in binding agreements – thats why I am also focusing on this topic. As I have done by myself an internship abroad in Dublin during my apprenticeship I am also very interested in mobility programs for apprentices.

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Michael Hooper

I am a Board Member in the National School Student Union of the Netherlands focusing on VET: Jongeren Organisatie Beroepsonderwijs. JOB is the national youth organization that gives VET students a voice in education. I study in the VET College Hilversum. In JOB and in the European Apprentices Network I want to learn from the different school student unions, school student councils and hear more on the apprentices perspective.






Jismell Reyes

Spain – Bio to follow







rebeka smallRebeka Gremi

I am from Albania, living and studying there.

I represent VET students in my country.

I am a strong advocate for Rights, responsibilities and protection and Legally binding agreements.

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Sidney Haberland

My name is Sidney, I am German and was born and raised in the north of Germany where I still work and live today. I am currently doing my apprenticeship at KulturLife as an office management assistant.

KulturLife is a non-profit cultural exchange organization and through that work I developed my interest for international issues. I have done an internship abroad in England last year. Because of that experience I want every apprentice to have the chance to be part of a mobility program.

As a member of the European apprentice network I want to help young people to reach their full potential.

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Board member of the European Youth Forum responsible for EAN 

fred smallFrédéric Piccavet

I am a Board Member of the European Youth Forum from Belgium.

In the last few years, I have been a student representatives and was active at the regional Educational Council. At the European Youth Forum, I represent the interests of the young people from Flanders.

For me, accessible information is and will always be my key priority. It is of utmost importance that all stakeholders should provide better & more accessible information on apprenticeship programs. Furthermore, apprenticeships should be learner centered and should focus foremost on quality education.

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Board member of OBESSU responsible for EAN

Rob O’Donnell

I am Irish, living in Dublin but from a rural area. I am studying to be an engineer, but am also passionate about student and apprentice rights.
I represent VET and apprentices in Europe through my role as Board member of OBESSU. I believe that apprenticeships need to be seen as education for a career, and not just training for a job.
I enjoy travelling, learning languages and volunteering in my spare time.
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