Jochen Schell is the director of YEPP International Resource Centre (YEPP IRC) in Berlin since April 2012 and has more than fifteen years of professional experience in the field of project management, human resources, marketing, communications, event organization, film making and journalism.

Being a polyglot fluent in German, English, French and Spanish, he is a polyvalent entrepreneur who has run projects as well as his own companies and non-profit organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. In recent years, he has specialized in the field of human rights, has become a strong advocate in Child and Youth participation and finished a Master degree in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies at the Free University of Berlin through which he has run and organized numerous workshops and training programmes for children and young people at an international level. Jochen is also passionate about Social Entrepreneurship and has completed a course in SE at the Oxford University. At the YEPP IRC he has lead the European Commission financed project “Build Your Future”, a (social)entrepreneurship learning programme designed for marginalized youth which has been implemented in 8 European countries.