SG Secretariat

CURRENT SG SECRETARIAT

 

Valère Meus

Operations Manager

Email: Valere.Meus@UGent.be

Skype: vmeus123

 

 Mariana Sousa                                                                                      

 SGroup Projects Manager                                                               

Email: mariana.sousa@sgroup.be                                                        

Skype: mariana.pinho.de.sousa                                                            

 

Joana Sousa

Executive Secretary

Email: joana.sousa@sgroup.be

Skype: joanagodinhosousa

 

 

 

FORMER SG EXECUTIVE SECRETARIES

 

Gemma Castro was the first SG Executive Secretary until 1992.

She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in English Philology at the University of Valladolid and her Master's Degree in Comparative Literature at S.U.N.Y. Binghamton (U.S.A.)

In 1990, she started the International Office at the University of Cantabria and in 1994 she became the Director of the Office.

Ever since, she has been responsible for all mobility activities and programmes in the field of education, while participating and coordinating European programmes such as Alfa, Tempus, Tempus Tacis, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus and Atlantis.

 

Lucília Fonseca was born in the Portuguese city of Oporto. Her language skills include Spanish, English, French and Italian.

She studied French and English Literature and Language, with a specialization in Translation, at the University of Oporto from 1990 to 1995. She also has a Master degree in “Interdisciplinary Analysis of the European Construction” by the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, in Belgium.

From 1992 to 1993, she studied at the University of Bristol under the framework of the Erasmus Programme. She had the opportunity to go back to Bristol in the year 1994 in order to complete her traineeship towards her first degree. During this period, she worked at the European Office of the University of Bristol with a grant awarded by the COMETT Programme (the predecessor of the Leonardo Programme). 

She started working at the Secretariat of the Association Santander Group, as Executive Secretary, in 1995, at its founding University of Cantabria based in Santander. In 1997, with the first change of President, the Secretariat relocated at the University of Murcia where Lucília continued working as its Executive Secretary.

In 2001, by decision of the General Assembly, the Secretariat of the Association moved to Brussels where it should find its permanent ground. Lucília contributed to establish the new office in Brussels.

In October 2003, she moved back to Murcia and worked in the management of a project called “Listen to Europe” that had the objective to disseminate the European Union’s  Social Policy. 

She currently works in the International Relations Office of the University of Murcia.

 

César Álvarez Alonso was the Executive Secretary from 2003 to 2007 under the presidency of both J. M. Sanz Serna and Stefan Jurga. He holds an M.A. in Law, M.A. in Political Science and Public Administration, M.A. in University Management, and J.D. in Law and PhD in Political Science and International Relations.

He is a Research Scholar at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School and Chair of the "Internationalization and Innovation in Higher Education". César is also Chair and Steering Group Member of the Strategy and Management Expert Community at the European Association for International Education.

After working for the SGroup in Brussels, he became Advisor to the President of the Spanish Rectors Council. He has served in a number of roles both at international and national levels in advisory groups and executive positions such as the Bologna Follow-Up Group, the US-Spain Fulbright Commission. He was Observer of the European Union to the EUALC process, and member of the Board of Trustees of High Level Councils of the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in his capacity of Director of Institutional and International Relations of the Governmental Foundation for the Internationalization of Universities (Universidad.es-SEPIE). He has also been consultant in higher education in Dubai and Central Africa.

 

 Wioletta Węgorowska-Mosz MA in Russian and English Philology. She has postgraduate diplomas in the European Project Management from the University of Poznan, and Knowledge Management in Public and Corporate Organisations from the Warsaw School of Economics. She specialises in competence management and skills development.

She has been in charge of the Santander Group in Brussels since the Spring of 2007 responsible for the initiation and the co-ordination of international projects, representation of the networks’ members in at international fora, the organisation of specialised workshops,  seminars and  the financial management of the Group. Previously she worked for five years as an International Project and Training Specialist at the Centre for European Integration at AMU in Poznan, Poland. 

 

Mariana Sousa is from Porto, Portugal.

Studied Communication Sciences, did a Master in Economics and a post-graduation course in Marketing Management. Has been working in many different fields, mainly in communication agencies and international relations projects.
She's helping the SGroup with the administrative support, financial tasks and internal communication issues. 

 

 

FORMER SG EXECUTIVE SECRETARIES

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Gemma Castro was the first SG Executive Secretary until 1992.

She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in English Philology at the University of Valladolid and her Master's Degree in Comparative Literature at S.U.N.Y. Binghamton (U.S.A.)

In 1990, she started the International Office at the University of Cantabria and in 1994 she became the Director of the Office.

Ever since, she has been responsible for all mobility activities and programmes in the field of education, while participating and coordinating European programmes such as Alfa, Tempus, Tempus Tacis, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus and Atlantis.

 

Lucília Fonseca was born in the Portuguese city of Oporto. Her language skills include Spanish, English, French and Italian.

She studied French and English Literature and Language, with a specialization in Translation, at the University of Oporto from 1990 to 1995. She also has a Master degree in “Interdisciplinary Analysis of the European Construction” by the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, in Belgium.

From 1992 to 1993, she studied at the University of Bristol under the framework of the Erasmus Programme. She had the opportunity to go back to Bristol in the year 1994 in order to complete her traineeship towards her first degree. During this period, she worked at the European Office of the University of Bristol with a grant awarded by the COMETT Programme (the predecessor of the Leonardo Programme). 

She started working at the Secretariat of the Association Santander Group, as Executive Secretary, in 1995, at its founding University of Cantabria based in Santander. In 1997, with the first change of President, the Secretariat relocated at the University of Murcia where Lucília continued working as its Executive Secretary.

In 2001, by decision of the General Assembly, the Secretariat of the Association moved to Brussels where it should find its permanent ground. Lucília contributed to establish the new office in Brussels.

In October 2003, she moved back to Murcia and worked in the management of a project called “Listen to Europe” that had the objective to disseminate the European Union’s  Social Policy. 

She currently works in the International Relations Office of the University of Murcia.

 

César Álvarez Alonso was the Executive Secretary from 2003 to 2007 under the presidency of both J. M. Sanz Serna and Stefan Jurga. He holds an M.A. in Law, M.A. in Political Science and Public Administration, M.A. in University Management, and J.D. in Law and PhD in Political Science and International Relations.

He is a Research Scholar at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School and Chair of the "Internationalization and Innovation in Higher Education". César is also Chair and Steering Group Member of the Strategy and Management Expert Community at the European Association for International Education.

After working for the SGroup in Brussels, he became Advisor to the President of the Spanish Rectors Council. He has served in a number of roles both at international and national levels in advisory groups and executive positions such as the Bologna Follow-Up Group, the US-Spain Fulbright Commission. He was Observer of the European Union to the EUALC process, and member of the Board of Trustees of High Level Councils of the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in his capacity of Director of Institutional and International Relations of the Governmental Foundation for the Internationalization of Universities (Universidad.es-SEPIE). He has also been consultant in higher education in Dubai and Central Africa.

 

 Wioletta Węgorowska-Mosz MA in Russian and English Philology. She has postgraduate diplomas in the European Project Management from the University of Poznan, and Knowledge Management in Public and Corporate Organisations from the Warsaw School of Economics. She specialises in competence management and skills development.

She has been in charge of the Santander Group in Brussels since the Spring of 2007 responsible for the initiation and the co-ordination of international projects, representation of the networks’ members in at international fora, the organisation of specialised workshops,  seminars and  the financial management of the Group. Previously she worked for five years as an International Project and Training Specialist at the Centre for European Integration at AMU in Poznan, Poland. 

 

Mariana Sousa is from Porto, Portugal.

Studied Communication Sciences, did a Master in Economics and a post-graduation course in Marketing Management. Has been working in many different fields, mainly in communication agencies and international relations projects.
She's helping the SGroup with the administrative support, financial tasks and internal communication issues.