Core Team

Miks Celmiņš

Director, Make Room Europe | Latvia

Miks has worked in various capacities supported by the EU Commission in Europe, Africa and Asia for the past 10 years. Together with leading European not-for-profits, Miks conceptualised and executed 30 international mobility projects for EU & African changemakers. In early 2014, Miks moved to India and closely worked with various social-change-oriented entrepreneurship institutes to gain insights of the current social change ecosystem in India. The support of the European based government officials, NGOs and educational institutions, his experience in international project development and implementation across EU, Africa and India and recent EU-India Strategic Partnership led Miks to co-found Make Room.At Make Room he undertakes international project management and is the Chair of the Indian - European international Training Forum “Changemakers’ Room”. He is an inspiring activist, 2016 Awardee of Women Economic Forum Iconic Leaders in Social Empowerment.

Lara Mastrogiovanni

Project Manager, Make Room Italy | Italy

Lara works in the field of international project management since 2008 and has developed significant partnerships between civil-society communities, public authorities and the private sector across Europe, South-America, Asia and Africa. She is an inspiring project management expert focusing on identifying innovative, sustainable and replicable interventions solving some of the most pressing issues across Europe. Lara specializes in training public authorities, private sector and NGO practitioners on developing social-impact oriented international mobility projects. With a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from University of Salento and Masters in European Project Management from the Italina-Belgian Chamber of Commerce, Lara is an inspiring leader working to enhane citizen engagement in developing innovative and sustainable solutions to local and global issues.

Pranav Hebbar

Director, Make Room India | India

Pranav is a social entrepreneur, startup consultant and an advisor to not-for-profit enterprises. Passionate about education and creating an inclusive society, he co-founded Make Room, Indian-European social change ecosystem. At Make Room, Pranav leads global partnerships and focuses on building an ecosystem that nurtures young changemakers to create impact. To further this, he designs programs, fellowships and spearheads university relations. He mentors early stage entrepreneurs in building a need-based product and extensively helps college students to explore entrepreneurship.He has worked extensively in building young leaders through his workshops on communication, leadership and critical thinking for problem solving. Pranav has taught courses in MBA, MCom and other PG programs and been a learning & development consultant to startups & social-change driven organizations.


Initiatives driving positive social change bringing India & Europe closer


International impact projects developing socially relevant innovation

Open Calls

Funding opportunities for international project execution


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