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Autism-Europe’s staff, based in our Brussels office, carry out all aspects of the organisation’s work. Our staff are highly dedicated and qualified in their respective areas of responsibility.


Aurélie Baranger

Director | France


Autism-Europe’s Director since 2007, her mission includes the overall coordination of our network of member associations, and the management of our advocacy and policy work, EU liaison, European projects, events, capacity building and finances.

Aurélie previously worked for the European Disability Forum (on a capacity building project with disability organisations in the Western Balkans) and completed training at the European Commission and Euro Coop.

Aurélie holds a Master in International Relations and a Master in European Public Management.

Aurélie speaks English and French. 


Carmen Clemente

Communications and Campaigns Manager | Spain


Carmen joined Autism-Europe in September 2021 and works on our communications, including management of internal and external communication tools and coordination of the Autism-Europe awareness raising campaigns, as well as support to the development and implementation of Autism-Europe European projects.

Previously Carmen worked for the Migration Policy Group and the International Federation of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

She holds a master in Communication and International Relations as well as a bachelor on Advertising and Public Relations.

Carmen speaks Spanish, English and Italian.


Christian Takow

Advocacy & Project Officer | Germany


Christian Takow, MSc, joined the team of Autism-Europe towards the end of 2018 to support their advocacy and project work.

Previously, he was a trainee for the EU policy unit at the Party of European Socialists (PES) in Brussels.

He holds a master degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations from Leiden University and a bachelor degree in European Studies from Maastricht University.

Christian is on the autism spectrum.

He speaks German, English and is learning Spanish and Dutch.


Magali Vlayen

Translator & Secretary | Belgium


Magali has been working part-time for Autism-Europe since 2009. She provides English-French translation and handles the daily administration and finances, as well as support for our events.

Previously, Magali worked in administration for the office of an Austrian region in Brussels for five years.

She holds a Bachelor and a Master in Translation.

Magali speaks English, French, German and Dutch.


Etxane O. Scott

Project and Research Officer | United Kingdom


Autism-Europe’s Project and Research Officer since February 2023, Etxane supports the planning and coordination of Autism-Europe’s EU projects. She also provides research and policy analysis for Autism-Europe’s advocacy and campaigning work.

She holds a BA in History, a BA in English and a double research master’s degree in the same subjects from Sorbonne University.

Previously, Etxane worked for FEANTSA (European NGO) and Sorbonne University. She was also a volunteer for a local association working with autistic children and adults.

Etxane speaks English, French and Spanish.


Camilla Lombardi

Communications Officer | Italy


Camilla joined Autism Europe at the beginning of 2023 to take care of communications about AE work, meaning a range of activities that goes from writing contents and managing websites and social media to liaising with AE members and contributing to events organisation.

Previously, in Brussels, Camilla worked at the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Civic Forum and the European Health Management Association. She also worked for a bit in online journalism in Italy.

Camilla holds a Bachelor’s in Political, Social and International Sciences and a Master’s in Mass Media and Politics from the University of Bologna.

She speaks fluently Italian and English, and she now targets to improve her French.