Manuela Costeira is currently working in the coordination office of the Youth Express Network as project manager. Since 2008 she has been involved in several international youth activities on the topic of social inclusion of young people. In 2010 she coordinated the research «Youth Impact: a study on the impact and added value of working with young people at international level», financed by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. Manuela works at local level (Strasbourg, France) providing workshops on intercultural learning for youth workers («animateurs») and carers («auxiliaries de vie sociale»). She is a volunteer at «Club de jeunes l’Etage», an organisation which works for homeless young people. Her fields of expertise are non-formal education, experiential learning, intercultural learning and social inclusion.