Meet the team



Julius Lajtha

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Julius has been a fighter for the European cause since the age of 15 on various fronts and with various organisations. Austrian-born, with roots in Germany and Hungary and studying Politics, IR, and law in Aberdeen, he feels strongly European and wants to spread that feeling to many more young people in the country with YEM UK.

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International Officer

Alexiane Terrochaire-Barbançon

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Alexiane originates from France and is studying European Affairs at the LSE. Also the President of YEM London, her top priority is to reconnect YEM to our European counterparts. Alexiane loves cats, and is always up for a nice coffee session to discuss Europe or life in general!




Peter Douglas Banks

Peter is originally from rural Hampshire and is currently reading for a BA in International Studies at Leiden University in The Netherlands. Following years of experience active in pro-European politics at home and abroad, Peter joins the Board of YEM ready to promote European values to the next generation. When he's not working or studying, Peter loves cricket and spending time with his dog, Rosie.

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Martin Penov

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Martin is studying Politics and IR at the University of Manchester, where he has participated in numerous demonstrations and campaigns and taken an active part in the university's numerous international communities. Politically-minded from a young age, he is dedicated to preserving European values, both in his native Bulgaria and in a post-Brexit UK.

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Branch Officer

Charlie Murphy

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Charlie brings a wide range of experience to the board, having worked in the European Parliament in Brussels and been a Vice Chair of the Young Liberals and a board member of JEF Brussels. He is currently studying his master's degree at KCL.

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Communications Officer

Adam Langworthy

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Adam studies Natural Sciences at Durham, where he previously lead his local branch, and which he has also served as secretary and treasurer. He is strongly European both in heart and mind, and he is eager to help YEM promote its values across the UK.