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About EMA

Talent Management Unit

EMA’s Talent Management Unit focuses on recruiting, onboarding, strengthening the  network between units, professional development of the volunteers and providing support and documents to EMA's Volunteers. The work of "EMA Volunteers" spreads all over the world and allows EMA to exist and provide its services.

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The current director is Raquel Galeano and can be reached at

​The Talent Management Unit is made up of three sub-units: 

Human Resources Sub-Unit (HR)

The Human Resources (HR) sub-unit receives volunteering applications and manages the database of candidates' profiles. It also works in cooperation with all of EMA's Units to provide them with suitable volunteer candidates whenever volunteering selection processes take place. This is done based on the candidates' preferences, their profiles, and the selection processes' requirements during different selection processes that occur throughout the year, EMA draws candidates from its unified database through the work of the HR sub-unit.


HR is also responsible for providing different support to volunteers after their hiring within EMA, like experience certificates and recommendation letters helpful in the future career prospects of the volunteers. EMA Units' Team Leaders can request such documents for their volunteers by filling out the specific request form.

The HR Coordinator leads the HR sub-unit. The current HR  Coordinator is Misheck Samakao, who can be reached at

Professional Development Sub-Unit (PD)

EMA’s PD Team arranges different professional development activities for EMA volunteers and members like monthly volunteering meetups, career development webinars and workshops. The PD Sub-Unit collaborates closely with other EMA Units for the continuous career development of the EMA community.

The PD Team volunteers are:

1. Vighnesh Nadukkandy Pradeep, PD Coordinator, can be reached at

2. Keepa Maitri Tuladhar, PD Officer, can be reached at

Community Development Sub-Unit (CD)

This sub-unit is responsible for development activities, well-being and interaction within the EMA community.


Past projects led by the CD sub-unit include EMA's 'Flavours of Erasmus Mundus' cookbook, recipes shared by Erasmus Mundus students and alumni, and EMA's Speak Club.  The Community Development team also organizes EMA Days, a yearly celebration of the Erasmus Mundus Association gathering students and alumni in different cities worldwide. The PD Coordinator leads the PD sub-unit.


The CD Team volunteers are:

1. Daryl James Valdez, CD Coordinator, can be reached at

2. Soundharya Dharshini, CD Officer, can be reached at

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