Our Team


Jappert_JulianJulian JAPPERT @JulianJappert

Julian is a founding member of the think tank and has been heading Sport and Citizenship since September 2007. He is a former legal expert and lobbyist in the sports business sector. Today, he utilises his knowledge and experience for the betterment of society, notably within universities, NGOs, European institutions and for Paris’ candidacy for the 2024 Olympic Games.


Deputy Director / Editor-in-chief

Landa_SylvainSylvain LANDA @LANDASylvain

Sylvain holds a Master’s degree in sports law and joined Sport and Citizenship in April 2008 after having been a legal editor with the Editions Législatives

In 2009, he became  the editor-in-chief of Sport and Citizenship’s journal . Since then, he has been involved in numerous projects and oversees the activities of the Think Tank’s Scientific Committee at the French level. Sylvain is also responsible for the drafting of grant applications.


EU Affairs Manager

Leblanc_MaximeMaxime LEBLANC @MaximeLeblanc35

Maxime is a graduate from Sciences Politiques Toulouse. He joined Sport and Citizenship in 2012 and is in charge of European Affairs. He also manages the “Sport and Education” and “Sport and Volunteering” European networks.



Studies Manager

Marie-Cécile NAVES @mc_naves

Doctor in political sciences from Paris-Dauphine University, she holds a post-doctorate degree in information and communication sciences from the “Maison des Sciences de l’Homme” in Paris. Former expert of France Strategie, she is currently project manager at the conference of University Presidents and has written various reports for the government and the President of the French Republic. In the past, she advised France’s Education Ministry (NB), and she was an associate researcher for the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs, and she has been teaching in Universities and Business Schools.

Within the Think tank, she is dedicated gender-equality and to the study of social impact of the international Sports Events


Development Manager

Panicali_AntoineAntoine PANICALLI

After the obtention of his Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Sport from the University of Paris Dauphine, Antoine worked for over 10 years in the Sports Business industry. In fact, after 8 years spent at the French Athletics Federation as deputy marketing director, he then worked at the research institute  KantarSport as director of development. Ever fascinated by sport, Antoine has become an expert in Sports Business with dual expertise in sales and marketing . He joined Sport and Citizenship team in July 2016 as head of development and partnerships.


Development Manager (Belgium)

Matteo RIVA

Native from Milan, Italy, I am half French half Italian and I have done a master in Sports Management. I’m doing a 6 months internship and I’m in charge of supporting Antoine Panicali in the development of partnerships, especially in Belgium and Europe.”


Communications Manager

Chargée de Communication Sport et CitoyennetéNoémie GINGUE

Noémie’s educational and professional background essentially revolve around forgeign languages, communications and international relations.  After a course in Applied Foreign Languages and a Master’s in Languages and Intercultural Communications, she had several positions as communications assistant. Noémie joined Sport and Citizenship in November 2016 as communications manager.


Head of projects


She joined the Brussels’ office in September 2017 as project officer.




Policy Officer on EU Affairs

Medias officer

Victor CHINI @ChiniVictor

Victor worked as a journalist for over 5 years. He joined Sport and Citizenship in January 2020 as medias officer.




Communication Assistant


Currently in Master degree in AMOS Sport Business School, she is for the year ahead our new communication assistant.



Graphic designer

Florian UGUEN 

Young graduate of two-year university degree in technology and internet. He joined Sport and Citizenship team as a graphic designer.




Journalist / Graphic Artist

Gaignebet_ChristopheChristophe GAIGNEBET @cgaignebet

After studying law, Christophe entered the Journalism School of Marseille, where he graduated in 2006. After having worked in television, he collaborated with various regional press titles (Le Progrès, Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace) where he took part in the writing but also to the news staging.

He is now a journalist at Var-matin. As for Sport and Citizenship, he is in charge of the design of the Think Tank’s quarterly journals and also brings his experience with regards to the development of Sport and Citizenship’s communication tools.










Franco-British, Jacky moved to France in 1999. She is a professional translator and  has provided Sport and Citizenship her support and expertise since its inception. Her main responsibility entails the translation of content for Sport and Citizenship’s bilingual journal.

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