Eleanor is Senior Campaigns Officer at the Royal College of GPs, currently grappling with how to run a health campaign over the four different UK healthcare systems. She has a background supporting disabled and student campaigners to make change by training and providing strategic campaigns and policy advice. After setting up the North Campaigns Forum from Sheffield, she advocates community-led campaigning, and the need to improve campaigning infrastructure outside of London.
Guppi is European Lead Organiser for the New Economy Organisers Network, a project off of the New Economics Foundation. She spends her time travelling across Europe meeting amazing activists working on systemic economic change. She's interested in growing power through community: and how it can be used strategically to liberate us from neo-liberalism. She's also well into pottery, spoon carving and bread baking.
I have a degree in Law and Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London, which ignited my passion for human rights and social justice. I currently work in the Social Marketing and Children & Young People's teams at Time to Change, England's biggest programme to end the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems. I'm interested in intersectionality, with a particular interest in the experiences of black people within the mental health system.
I live in Cumbria and busy myself with community organising and facilitating. I spend a lot of my time working with citizens to support them in their struggles to influence the policies that effect their daily lives using democratic tools such as Citizens Juries, Participatory Budgeting etc. For the past ten years I've been active with Global Justice Now as well as working for a number of social enterprises in the NW that focus in particular on public health issues.
Lucas is a social entrepreneur bound to change the world. As team member of Escola de Ativismo (School of Activism), Lucas has been working both with NGOs and grassroots movements in Brazil to empower activists to reach their full potential.