Previous members

Mariell Raisma

Former EYP Board Supervisor; Orange Alumni

Mariell Raisma is a former executive board member and a current advisory board member of EYP. She has a media and communication background. She has been a journalist, speaker and organiser of several media related events. For example, she was a Project Coordinator of European Youth Media Days (EYMD) 2018 and an External Communication Manager of EYMD in 2017. EYMD was held in the European Parliament in Brussels and brought together around one hundred young journalists. Additionally, she has contributed or participated in the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, International News Media Association, Media Convention Berlin, Digital Innovations’ Summit and My Data conference.

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Marina Savchenko

Project Coordinator

Project CoordinatorOne look is worth a thousand words and that’s why I believe that new digital media can help to connect young people from all over the world and to challenge stereotypes. My name is Marina, I’m a freelance journalist and social media manager, living in Berlin.As a child, I was often in the television studio with my mother, journalist and TV presenter. I graduated in European Studies from the Europe-Institute Klaus Mehnert. During my studies I worked as a PR assistant, translator and journalist. In 2015, I was also a trainee in the Unit Press and Communications of the S&D Group, where I knew more about European media and communication. I am interested in international media, cultural exchange and women’s rights. I really enjoy working in an international team of the Orange Magazine and being involved in social projects.

Irene Dominioni

Project Coordinator

Currently a freelance journalist specialised on the topics of youth and the job market. My name is Irene and I am from Milan, Italy. With a background in journalism and communication, I have been an active member in the Orange Magazine team since 2015 and have been for many years collecting international experiences both in work and study periods alike. Before becoming a full-time journalist, I worked in the corporate communication sector and PR, mostly in the tech and innovation field. My interests range from social causes to international politics, culture, gender issues and, of course, youth. I am a naturally curious and passionate person and my hope for the future is to see Orange Magazine continue nourishing the competences and the aspirations of many more young European journalists!

Diana Takacsova

Editor, Photographer

I’m a photographer working on projects across Europe, focusing especially on Central and Eastern Europe. Earning a diploma in Mass Media Studies with studies pursued in Slovakia and Romania, I have a background in account management and communications both in the commercial and non-profit sphere. I was a volunteer co-developing a toolkit of European Citizenship Education in the South of Italy and a participant of several projects for journalists and bloggers, recently documenting the communities and minorities of the Hungarian-Romanian borderland. Having a particular interest in development and innovative storytelling, I am currently based in Brussels where I work at a grant giving organisation fostering democracy in the European Neighbourhood.

Anna Romandas

Editor, Project Coordinator

AnnaRomandash is a journalist and communications expert from Ukraine. She is a project coordinator at Orange/ European Youth Press, a media non-for-profit based in Berlin, where she oversees the work of the magazine and manages projects involving young journalists across the region. She is also a board member at Digital Communications Network, where she manages community engagement. Previously, Anna has been working with KyivPost and Day in her native Ukraine and collaborated with New Eastern Europe, EuroNews, and Hromadske TV. She holdsa MA in Media Communications; her main areas of interest include visual storytelling and media branding. Currently, thestudies European politics at Charles University in Prague.

Dobriyana Tropankeva

Project Coordinator

My work is my way of living. I am used to a 100 hours working week, tight deadlines and hectic schedules. I graduated with Double Master’s Degree in Business and Finance Journalism from City University London and Aarhus University, Denmark. I have worked in the field of media and communications in more than 20 EU countries. I was Head of Press for events hosting up to 7000 participants. Additionally, I have 10 years of international experience in big projects with major international institutions such as the London School of Economics, University of Oxford, European Parliament, Deutsche Welle, City University London, The Council of Europe, The European Youth Press, AIESEC, The United Nations Youth Associations etc. Currently I work as a business developer-corporate communications in an EdTech Company. I started at Orange as a participant – I was writer at the Orange magazine produced for the International AIDS Conference in Vienna in 2010. Since then I have been project coordinator, editor, radio or TV producer in 30 international Orange and EYP projects. Currently I am project coordinator and editor at Orange magazine. I also work on the Public Relations of the European Youth Press.