Who we are

Where inspiration meets action

François Reyes
Managing Director
Created the NGO « Citizen’s Awakening » in 2015, at just 18 years old. Designed to fight extremism through dialogue, Citizen’s Awakening is present on 4 continents, and leads numerous projects in 20+ countries. Conference speaker for One Young World, TEDxBerkeley in California, the European Commission, and at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Worked as a consultant for the Kofi Annan Foundation.
Helen Martinot
Co-Director
Participated to the creation of the NGO « Citizen’s Awakening » by creating a branch in Budapest, Hungary. Helen led the construction of the branch, and the diverse initiatives in the country. Helen is a conference moderator for the INAT Summit in Belgrade, Serbia. With her team, she is the 2017 National Winner of the Charlemagne Youth Prize for the work of Citizen’s Awakening in Hungary. Helen is also a student at ESPOL in Lille, France.
Inès Slama
Project Manager

Is in charge of leading the pilot-programme in Brazil, and currently resides in Saõ Paulo. Inès is a student at the Institut d’Études Politiques of Lille (Sciences Po) in International relations, and a former exchange student at the Universidade de Saõ Paulo. She worked as an event and communication intern for a Brazilian NGO working in the communities, and now volunteers for the CIMADE in France, an organization that fights for migrants rights.

Eva Barilaro
Public Affairs Manager
Currently working as an advisor to the United Nations Permanent Mission of the Principality of Monaco in New York City, specialized in Special Political and Decolonization issues. Eva created a branch of Citizen’s Awakening in Monaco, where she is from, and has been managing it since the summer of 2017. She is a One Young World Ambassador. After completing her BA, she will be a business law masters student at Sciences Po Paris.
Ilyas Schult
Communications Director
Will come up with the creative content posted on our social networks, Ilyas discovered his interest for video-making one year ago, through his extracurricular work, and now spends his time trying to get inspired and to innovate. He is currently studying communication and culture at the Erasmus University Rotterdam after two years spent studying liberal arts at Sciences Po Menton.
Jeanne Paturaud
Fundraising Officer

Jeanne in charge of raising funds necessary to the Brazil 2018 program as well as raising funds in connection with the budget for the financial year 2018/2019. Jeanne is studying law and political sciences at Lyon III and will focus her studies in International and European public law. She is currently working as a legal assistant for the NGO Enfance & Partage, aiming at protect children’s security all around de world. 

Rita Sekkat
Communications Officer
Rita joins us with her experience in order to developed our communication strategy. Having launched a national campaign in Morroco in order to reduce gender inequality through the production and distribution of reusable sanitary pads, she was at the head of a social media campaign with an outreach of over 30 000 people and more than 10 000 likes. She is currently student at Sciences Po Paris in Master of public policy.
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