Ioanna SchuppertGreece/Germany (Org: METAdrasi)
Ioanna Schuppert has three years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned a BA in International Relations from Durham University (UK). She currently works as a Program Manager in the Program & Development department of the Greek nonprofit organization METAdrasi – Action for Migration and Development. The most important skills she has developed include project design and development, implementation and monitoring, as well as evaluation and reporting. The programs she manages currently include the certification of victims of torture, projects that support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and projects with multiple partners. Previously to working with METAdrasi, she volunteered as Children’s Activities Coordinator (alongside being a volunteer for the Search and Rescue and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene projects) in the Emergency Response Centre International on Lesvos, Greece, as an English teacher in the West Bank, and as an intern with METAdrasi, working with unaccompanied children and supporting the finance and publicity departments.
Vassia PapachristouGreece (Org: METAdrasi)
Vassia Papachristou lives in Athens, Greece. She studied Finance and Accounting at Athens University of Economics and Business and later on she earned a Master’s degree in Charity Marketing and Fundraising (City University London). She works as Head of Finance for METAdrasi, a Greek NGO with the mission of facilitating the reception and integration of refugees and migrants in Greece. She started working for METAdrasi as Finance manager at the beginning of the refugee emergency in Europe. In her capacity as Finance Manager, she had to adapt to work with projects more than tripled the annual budget while at the same time trying to find ways to cope with this increase to create and adapt systems better suited to monitoring and controlling the activities. Prior to that, Vassia worked for the Hellenic Cardiac Society, a scientific organization that provided scholarships to young Greek doctors in top universities around the world. She is devoted to a career in the nonprofit sector and passionate about the protection of human rights, especially children and minority groups.