Orkun graduated from Yıldız Technical University with a BA in Management and currently, he is studying Banking and Finance at Bilgi University. He worked as an intern in Anna Lindh Foundation and Turkey-Europe Foundation. He has organised and taken part in more than 30 Youth Exchange Programmes and Training Courses.
Marisa graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Psychology and from King’s College London with an MSc in Human Resource Management and Organisational Analysis. She worked in AKTI – Project and Research in Cyprus and has been an active volunteer for CYMEPA for over 10 years. She has organised and taken part in more than 20 Youth Exchange Programmes and Training Courses.
YouthLAB was founded in 2014, as a Non-Governmental Organisation. YouthLAB is a group of international young people, who share the same vision and are motivated to bring about change. Our group consists of young people from a wide range of professional backgrounds such as Psychology, International Relations, Mechatronic Engineering, Business and Politics. We have all been deeply involved for several years as volunteers or professionals in the field of Human Rights and peace. Through our work us volunteers our paths have crossed many times. It has been a shared dream of ours to start YouthLAB and to introduce our own methods and ideas in order to provide valid and sustainable solutions to burning issues.