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.


Financial and Administrative Officer

Gaignon_CharlotteCharlotte GAIGNON

After having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Associations Management, Charlotte joined Sport and Citizenship as treasurer.  In October 2009, in order to better respond to the Think Tank’s growth, she was hired as an accountant on a part-time basis. She now manages the association’s accounts for the financial year.


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.



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.


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.


Project Officer


Aurélien holds a Master’s degree in Sport Management from l’Ecole Supérieure de Gestion de Paris. He was a sports events project officer for 2 years, then a sports sponsoring consultant for 5 years. He now he accompanies the programmes of major French organisations (Caisse d’Epargne/CNOSF, Crédit Agricole/FFF). He’s currently helping to assure Marseille’s victory as European sports capital 2017. Senstive to issues related to sport and sustainable development, Aurélien joined Sport and Citizenship in October 2016 as ‘environmental responsibility’ project officer.


Executive Assistant 

Conin_BarbaraBarbara CONIN

After a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Economic Administration, Barbara obtained a “Webmaster / Web Designer” European Higher Studies Diploma. She then put her knowledge to good use in several freelance experiences as webmaster / webmarketer and administrative assistant. She joined Sport and Citizenship in 2015 as executive assistant.



Communications Assistant


Sarah is a Master’s student in Sports Management (Université Caen-Normandie). For her end of study internship, she joined the Sport and Citizenship’  team in March 2017 as communications assistant .


Press and Public relations Assistant

Clarisse MALLARD

Clarisse is a Master’s student in Intercultural Communication (Université Catholique de l’Ouest). For her end of study internship, she joined the Sport and Citizenship’ team in January 2018 as an external and media relations assistant.


Project Officer


She joined the Brussels’ office in September 2017 as project officer. She is currently studying for her final year of Erasmus Mundus MA Euroculture.




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.


Photographer and Filmmaker

Sampiéri_JenniferJennifer SAMPIERI @JenSampieri

As a photographer, Jennifer Sampieri has always roamed the world equipped with a camera. Jennifer joined Sport and Citizenship in 2014, participating in several projects and events. She has a keen interest in parasport. In 2015, she made this the subject of a documentary and she is currently preparing two short fiction films in addition to her many photographic endeavors.

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