"International activities
for young adults"


StepEurope ry is a volunteer based organization. The active youth volunteers are in charge of planning and implementing the activities with the support from the project manager, project coordinator and interns. The board is the decision making body, which is supporting the employee’s and interns’ work. 

Melina Negash

President of the Board


Chair of the board and one of the founders of the organization. Master of social sciences, specialized in social work. Her passion is travelling and exploring new cultures. Melina wants to encourage all young people for active citizenship and to get involved in international youth work. Email: melinaneg@gmail.com

Saila Holm

Vice President


The vice president, actively involved in since 2015. Community educator, working in the social field. Saila is a talkative and outgoing person who loves nature. In StepEurope she sees, working together with creative people, creating new ideas and bringing people together, the best things! Email: saila.m.holm@gmail.com

Tewodros Mekonnen Negash

International Coordinator


International activities coordinator and member of the Board, one of the founders of StepEurope ry. MA of International Human Rights Law. He loves working with people from all over the world and encourage them to an active citizenship. In StepEurope ry he is in charge of the international cooperations and funding applications. Email: tewodrosme@gmail.com

Ronja Kankare

Project Manager and Board Member


Project manager and member of the board, has been actively involved since 2017. Ronja is a MA of Education, who has passion towards intercultural actions and exploring cultures. She is the team leader and responsible one for the administration tasks. Email: ronja.kankare@stepeurope.org

Elias Ayele

Board Member


Member of the Board. Elias has a Master’s degree in international human rights law. He has a passion in refugees’ rights and human rights education for youth in general. He has been a volunteer since 2016 and did a six months work try-out at StepEurope ry. Email: abate.elias@gmail.com

Ronja Tuulia Koistinen

Project Coordinator

Ronja Tuulia

Ronja is a Bachelor of Social sciences, who has passion towards intercultural actions and cultures. She is the team coordinator and responsible one for the communication, marketing and event planning/implementing. She is extremely happy to be part of an organization helping young adults to an active citizenship and to make changes in their own lives! Email: ronjatuulia@stepeurope.org

Suvi Satokangas

Board Member


Studies youth work and civic activity at Humak UAS. She is new member in StepEurope family, but she has been involved in international actions while studying. Interested in enhancing the status of internationality and multiculturalism in today's. Assists with international projects. Email: info@stepeurope.org

Noora Abu Askar

Work Try-out Intern


In charge of arrangements and promotions for International events and opportunities for StepEurope. She recently graduated with an IB Diploma. Passionate about human rights, and exploring new cultures, and working with youth to improve integration in the community they live in. Loves to create a fun and friendly atmosphere for all people around her. Email: info@stepeurope.org

Ira Kuusenoja

Work Try-out Intern


Ira has a Bachelor's degree in social services. She is quite new to StepEurope (since autumn 2018), but is now actively involved as a work try-out intern. She is dealing with local events and activities, marketing and coordination of volunteers. Email: info@stepeurope.org

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