Elizabeth JOHNSTONExecutive Director
Elizabeth Johnston is responsible for the strategy and development of Efus, in liaison with the Executive Committee, as well as overall management. She is also Executive Director of the French Forum for Urban Security since February 2016.
In addition, she is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Parliament of Mayors and an official associate of the University of Liege (Belgium). Prior to this, and after beginning her career at a French local authority, Elizabeth Johnston served as Programme Director at the French-American Foundation, and as Violence Prevention Expert at the World Bank, in Washington. She holds degrees in Law from Assas University (France), in Political Science from Yale University (United-States) and in Public Policy from Marne-La-Vallée University (France).
Carla NAPOLANODeputy Director of EU Programmes and Network Life
Carla Napolano is the Deputy Director of EU Programmes and Network Life (Executive Committee, General Assembly…), managing relations with Efus members and taking charge of network development. Parallel to this, she supervises the running of thematic European programmes, the liaising between the Forum, the partners and European authorities, as well the assembling of European projects. Carla coordinates Efus’ international conferences and participates in the managing of strategy and development of the organisation in line with the General Delegate and the Executive Committee.
She holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Spatial Planning from the University of Venice (Italy) as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Town Planning from Paris VIII University (France).
Carla Napolano began her career in the United Nations’ Safer Cities programme (UN Habitat) in Nairobi (Kenya).
Elisabete BRITOOffice manager
Elisabete Brito provides support to the team and network life. She carries out secretarial, logistics and administrative tasks.
Elisabete Brito holds a Portuguese / English / German translation license. She has also followed several courses in the European Parliament, including “European Union Law for Non-Jurists” and “Human Rights”.
She has worked in France and abroad. She has been a translator and interpreter at the European Parliament, in a law firm in Portugal … She has an experience of almost fifteen years in SME management. She has also been an executive assistant at an international college.
Farid BOUNOUARProgramme Manager
Farid Bounouar follows, among others, the topics: public spaces, local and city police, video protection, diagnostic tools and prevention of radicalisation. He holds a degree in law and political sciences from the University Paris-Nanterre. Farid Bounouar has worked as a correspondent city and justice for Saint-Denis (France), then as a coordinator and head of a local Security and Crime Prevention Council in Clamart (France) and eventually as a Director for prevention and safety in Sarcelles (France). He was the director of a Center for Research and Intervention on Extremist Violences.
Pilar DE LA TORREProgramme Manager
Pilar De La Torre follows, among others, the topics: discriminatory violence, security of Senior citizens, innovation and security. She is also in charge of Efus’ training programme and Efus’ relationship with countries outside Europe.
Pilar De La Torre holds a master’s degree in Population and Development Expertise from Paris Descartes University and a degree in Economics from the Externado University of Bogotá (Colombia). Pilar has worked during 2 years in Colombia at the National Institute For Research and Prevention of Fraud (INIF).
Myassa DJEBARAProgramme Manager
Myassa Djebara follows, among others, the topics: radicalisation, discriminatory violence, technology, social media and counter-narratives . She holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political studies (Sciences Po) as well as a Bachelor degree in Law from the University of Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne. She worked at the French Senate and in a strategy consulting firm. She contributed to setting up an association focused on urban cultures, “Noise, la ville” (“Noise, the city”), in 2011.
Moritz KONRADIProgramme Manager
.Moritz Konradi follows, among others, the topics: discriminatory violence, radicalisation, violent extremism, risk reduction, violence against women. He holds a “Diplom” (MA equivalent) in political science from the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and an MA in Criminology and Police Science from the University of the Ruhr in Bochum (Ruhr Universität Bochum). He worked as a programme manager at a Berlin-based NGO specialised in victim support and crime prevention. He was also lecturer at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science and the Berlin police school.
Tatiana MORALESProgramme Manager
Tatiana Morales follows, among others, the topics: organised crime, unaccompanied foreign minors, and public spaces issues. She holds a Master’s degree in International Security from the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po) and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Trento, Italy. She also completed a double degree programme at the University of Nantes with a major in Sociology. Tatiana worked as a programme trainee at the Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States conducting research, policy analysis and managing events on transatlantic cooperation.
Martí NAVARROProgramme Manager
Martí Navarro follows, among others, the topics: radicalisation, risk management and nightlife. He holds a Master 2 in political science specialising in public security policies from the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin (UVSQ). He also obtained a degree in criminology ) with a major in security and prevention from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He worked as a trainee in the legal department of a penitentiary center in Catalonia. He accompanies refugees in their adaptation in France as part of the “Duos de Demain” (“Duo of tomorrow”) program of the association France Terre d’Asile.
Emilie PETITProgramme Manager
Emilie Petit follows, among others, the topics: radicalisation, public space, mediation, justice and prevention of re-offending, foreign unaccompanied minors. Emilie Petit is also responsible for following french cities. She holds a master’s degree in political sciences dedicated to the sociology of delinquency et to penal institutions : “ Analysis of conflicts and violence” of the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin (UVSQ). Emilie Petit has worked as a trainee in a Penitentiary Integration and Probation Department and in an association providing support for the social reintegration of people leaving prison.
Eloïse SchollaertCommunications Manager
Eloïse Schollaert is responsible for developing and implementing the communication strategy of Efus. She also supervises the communication of the projects led by Efus.
Eloïse holds a Master’s Degree in Communications from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris (Sciences Po).
She worked as a junior consultant in a communications agency and as a communication officer in various places of the public sector among which were the French National Assembly and a higher education establishment called ENS Paris-Saclay.
Julie ANTONINIDigitale Communication Assistant
Julie Antonini is in charge of digital communication at Efus. She primarily looks after the organisation’s website and manages social media channels.
She graduated from the School of Images Gobelins (Paris, France) in Project Management in Communication and Graphics Industry. Julie Antonini worked as a communications officer in the private sector and as a communication assistant for the Île-de-France Region. She also worked as a volunteer video reporter and editor for a french association.
Alexandra RUIZAdministrative and Financial Manager
Alexandra Ruiz organizes, coordinates and supervises the accounting, financial and administrative management of Efus. She also participates in the financial monitoring of the projects led by the Forum.
She holds a degree from ISIT in Applied Languages for International Affairs, a DESS CAAE at IAE Paris and an MBA International from NEOMA Business School. Alexandra Ruiz has worked in the private sector, in France and abroad, as Head of Management Control and Administrative and Financial Manager.
Eric LOUSTAUNEAUAccounting Assistant
Eric Loustaneau is accounting assistant to Efus’s Administrative and Financial Manager. He holds a vocational high-school diploma with a management and accounting option, as well as a first and a second degree in accounting.
He regularly takes refresh trainings in accounting. Eric Loustauneau has worked as a secretary-accountant at CNP Insurance and as an office worker in the financial department of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations ( Deposits and Consignments Fund)–
Yves VAN DE VLOETAssociate Expert
Yves Van de Vloet is associate expert to EFUS. Specialised in border security, he notably works on the ALARM project, which seeks to develop transborder operational cooperation between civil security stakeholders in France and Belgium on a wide spectrum of risks. He was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Governor of the Hainaut province and of the President-Minister of the Brussels-Capital-Ixelles Region, and Director of the Department for Crime Prevention at the Belgian Ministry of the Interior. He also has been a teacher at the University of Liege and various police schools and training academies.