Youth Council

Alessandra Maffettone


Alessandra (27) participated in our workshop in Milan, Italy, in 2012. She graduated from law school in Naples in 2015 and is now studying the Msc Gender, development and globalisation at LSE. In the future Alessandra would like to work for a European institution or as a diplomat. She loves to travel and to learn new languages.


For me, the “My Europe” Initiative is…

…an opportunity for young peoples’ voices to be heard! It offers a really interesting exchange of ideas on topics that are fundamental for Europe. I believe that if My Europe members would be the leaders of the future Europe, they could really make a positive difference.


If you could, what would be the first thing you would change in Europe?

The first thing I would change in Europe is definitely the education system in many member states. There should be a high standard set in the EU that each member state should meet. For example Finland has one of the best education systems in the world, it should set the example for many other states.


Activities for the Youth Council:

Chairwoman of the YCF (2015-2016)

Member of the Working Group on Gender Equality
(since 2015)

Chairwoman of the YCF (2014-2015)

Member of the Working Group on Employment