Brikena Xhomaqi is the Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education (former EUCIS-LLL) since 2016. The LLL Platform represents over 40 European wide civil society networks in the field of education, including formal, non-formal and informal learning providers and learners in adult education, and currently these networks represent more than 50 000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. She is a member of the Civil Society Europe Steering Committee since 2017 and former Head of Office of the European Students’ Union (ESU) and Director of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). She graduated in Innovative Management at the Polytechnic University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and holds a professional Master Degree in International Development and a Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences. Originally from Albania, she has studied and lived in Italy, France and currently Belgium for the last fifteen years. She has an experience of more than 10 years in education and non-profit sector at local, national and international level from a volunteer to a management perspective.