Founder and general manager
Alexandra is an EU fundraising and strategic consultant and has been leading YTES, since she founded the company in 2005.
In her 10 years as an EU fundraiser and consultant, Alexandra has helped charities, companies and institutions of all kinds and sizes to design successful projects and to access European funding. She also assists local authorities in evaluating and designing territorial development strategies and funding programs.
Alexandra works on all kinds of European funds, from structural and investment funds to thematic action programs. She assists organizations to identify the appropriate funding program, to write successful bids, to define territorial development strategies and to evaluate programs and projects.
Alexandra has started her career as a parliamentary assistant for a French MEP after having completed her degree in “European Construction” at the political institute of Strasbourg (Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP)). She has been teaching for 6 years now at the IEP in Strasbourg, at the IEP in Lille, at the university of Science and Technology in Lille and at the Sorbonne. She also regularly speaks at ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration).
During her different positions and missions, she has developed the capacity to identify and mobilize different actors regarding a joint topic, to facilitate network meetings, to identify challenges and to develop solutions and recommendations.
Diana Mathis is an EU funding specialist and assistant manager at YTES. She is experienced in a wide variety of topics ranging from health to ICT, from culture, youth and education to territorial cooperation. She leads missions regarding the identification of appropriate funding programs, grant writing, definition of territorial development strategies and evaluation. She coordinates the work of the YTES team of consultants.
Diana has held positions in several local authorities before joining YTES. She has worked as a project assistant for territorial cooperation at the Urban Community of Nantes Métropole. Afterwards, she has been a project manager for youth projects and a manager for international partnerships in the Mediterranean region and city networks in France and the world for the Urban Community of Strasbourg. Diana holds a degree in “the construction of Europe” from the University Babes-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and a degree in “local and regional administration” from the political institute (Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP)) of the University of Strasbourg.