Kopin’s Board Members
William is also a member of the Board of SKOP (the National Platform of Maltese Development NGOs), a member of the Maltese AidWatch working group and of the Development Education and Awareness Raising working group. In the past, he collaborated with Inizjamed on a voluntary basis.
William has a first degree in Maltese and is currently reading for a Masters in European Ecomomics, Politics & Law. In his free time, William enjoys reading, travelling, good food and spending time by the sea. He has a keen interest in Italian football, especially strategy and tactics, the arts and global politics.
Michael has been involved in different development NGOs since 1983 and has participated in various activities and campaigns, occupying different roles along the years. His main interests are advocacy work in relation to development policy, as well as capacity building. He has represented Kopin in seminars and meetings both locally and on a European level, and has experience in a number of development cooperation initiatives. He is Kopin’s liaison officer with Eurostep and Social Watch. He is also the coordinator of SKOP’s AidWatch Working Group.
In his private life, he enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as pursuing his woodwork, guitar and other hobbies.
Kopin Executive Team
Michelle speaks German (Austrian), English and Italian (enough to order wine). She coordinates the SUSY(SUstainability Solidarity economY) project, works on the Bodyless project and is also the Fundraising Officer for Kopin.
Her interests are the MENA region, social economy, human rights law, minority and indigenous rights, comparative constitutional law, refugee support, anthropology, snorkelling and travelling.
She also very much loves her dog Herbie who was a stray and is now the happiest dog in the world.
Before moving to Malta, Maria worked in various fields. Between September 2014 and April 2015, she was an intern with Kopin, following which she started working as Project Coordinator for the organisation. More recently, Maria has also been engaged in the organisation’s administration.
Eager to learn new things about the world, and being ‘allergic to sports’, Maria enjoys reading, cinema and travelling.
She is primarily involved in the planning, supervision and implementation of educational and awareness-raising initiatives targeting the general public as well as primary and secondary schools and University, focusing on topics related to sustainable development, global citizenship, human rights and migration. She also supports the team in the development of international projects and the delivery of trainings on a variety of topics. Federica coordinates Kopin’s volunteers supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors and refugee women in Malta.