Youth For Public Transport is an international non-governmental youth organisation (NGO) that promotes the active participation of young people in advocating sustainable mobility, by promoting the integrated use of public transport with other means of transport, to achieve greater well-being and a better quality of life of all people around the world.

Our story started in Helsinki, Finland, in 2006 where a visionary group from the UITP, decided to bring a fresh perspective to the world of Transport, by involving young people and listening to their perspective and experiences on Public Transport.

After the success of Helsinki, the process was replicated in other countries, where more and more young people were getting involved in finding solutions for current social challenges, and to promote better transportation systems that provide a positive mobility experience and accessibility to all citizens.

We are Young Ambassadors spread all over the world, working together because we believe boundaries and limitations should not exist in promoting sustainable development to communities worldwide.


Developing real opportunities through which young people´s ideas can contribute to a better mobility for everyone.


Y4PT believes in and promotes a sustainable future, where public transport is completely integrated with other means of transport and provides a positive experience of mobility for all citizens, playing a key role in achieving the environmental, social and economic sustainability of communities around the world.


  • Y4PT Board of Directors (BOD)

    As a juridical person (subject to the Law of the Kingdom of Belgium), Y4PT Foundation is managed by the "Y4PT Board of Directors (BOD)" made of five (5) full members:

    • Mr. Alain FLAUSCH
    • Mrs. Alessandra GORINI
      • Acting as Co-Founder and Executive Director (a.k.a. CEO)
      • Profile:
        • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=16213071
        • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/alexandragorini
        • e-mail: alessandra (dot) gorini (at) y4pt (dot) org ; alessandra (dot) gorini (at) uitp (dot) org

    Representing the Youth of the world:

    • Mr. Sebastián PERNET
      • Acting as Co-Founder and Treasurer (a.k.a. CFO)
    • Mr. Alfredo BARBA
      • Acting as Co-Founder
      • Profile:
        • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=288251027
        • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/alfbarba
        • e-mail: alfredo (dot) barba (at) y4pt (dot) org
    • Mr. Kubilay ALTUN
      • Acting as Co-Founder
      • Profile:
        • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=11675722
        • e-mail: kubilay (dot) altun (at) y4pt (dot) org

    NOTE: As stated in the Y4PT Bylaws, Y4PT Board of Directors (BOD) is the ONLY organizational body with full legal and extra-legal rights and duties to manage Y4PT Foundation.

  • Y4PT Honorary Board of Benefactors (HBB)

    Certain stakeholders of Y4PT Foundation (such as those Sponsors performing highly-valued economical contributions) are distinguished by occupying a seat in the "Y4PT Honorary Board of Benefactors (HBB)", a symbolic, high-level organization body in consultative status with the Y4PT Board of Directors (BOD):

    • Mr. Norberto ACHILLE
      • Chairman of the Board of FNM
      • Since 2014, the Ferrovie Nord Milano (FNM) Società per Azioni (S.p.A.) is an Honorary Founding Member of Y4PT Foundation.
      • Profile:
        • CV: http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=24424939

    Former members:

    • H.E. Mr. Mattar Mohammed AL-TAYER
      • Chairman of the Board and CEO of RTA Dubai
      • From 2013 to 2015, the Roads and Transport Authority of the Emirate of Dubai (RTA Dubai) was acting as the 1st Honorary Founding Member of Y4PT Foundation.
      • Profile:
        • CV: http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=132918714

  • Y4PT Executive Director (EXD)

    The Y4PT Executive Director (EXD) is the person appointed by the Y4PT Board of Directors (BOD) to be in charge of the day-to-day management of Y4PT Foundation.

    • Mrs. Alessandra GORINI
      • Profile:
        • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=16213071
        • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/alexandragorini
        • e-mail: alessandra (dot) gorini (at) y4pt (dot) org ; alessandra (dot) gorini (at) uitp (dot) org
  • Y4PT Visionary Board (VIB)

    The Y4PT Visionary Board (VIB) is an organizational body in consultative status with the Y4PT Board of Directors (BOD) to steer the strategy of Y4PT Foundation to face the new challenges in relation to Sustainable Mobility and Youth. It is made of the Y4PT Executive Directors (EXD), the members of the Y4PT Operational Board (OPB) and the Y4PT Chapter General Coordinators (CGCs).

  • Y4PT Operational Board (OPB)

    The Y4PT Executive Director (EXD) empowers highly-committed young people to lead certain tasks in relation to the day-to-day management of Y4PT Foundation as Y4PT Operational Leaders (OPLs) by sharing their expertise in different organization's functional areas such as:

    • Finance and Legal Leader (FLL)
      • Mr. Sebastián PERNET
    • Art and Design Leader (ADL)
      • Mr. Alfredo BARBA
    • Information Technologies Leader (ITL) a.k.a. Webmaster
      • Mr. Juan Pablo GUERRERO
    • Advocacy Leader (AVL)
      • Mr. Mathias BERKTOLD
    • Among others!


  • Y4PT Chapter General Coordinators (CGCs)

    The Y4PT Executive Director (EXD) empowers highly-committed young people to lead certain activities of Y4PT Foundation locally (at either city- or university-level), by heading a Y4PT Chapter as Y4PT Chapter General Coordinators (CGCs), which comprises Y4PT Chapter Representatives (CRPs) and Y4PT Youth Ambassadors (YAMs).

    • Y4PT World
      • Mr. Sebastián PERNET
    • Y4PT Australia in Melbourne
      • Mr. Mark SPITERI
    • Y4PT Bahrain in Manama
      • Mr. Omar YOUSIF
    • Y4PT Belgium & EU in Brussels
      • Mr. Thiago TAVARES
    • Y4PT Brazil in Belo Horizonte
      • Mr. Gustavo BALIEIRO 
    • Y4PT Canada in Montreal
      • Mrs. Marie-Christine DESHARNAIS
    • Y4PT Colombia in Bogotá
      • Mr. Daniel PÉREZ
    • Y4PT England in London
      • Mr. Lorenzo CASULLO
    • Y4PT France in Paris
      • Mr. Alfonso LETÓN
    • Y4PT Germany in Karlsruhe
      • Mrs. Alexandra HERR
    • Y4PT India in New Delhi
      • Mrs. Rashi SAXENA
    • Y4PT Italy in Florence
      • Mr. Bruno STOCKEL
    • Y4PT Lebanon in Beirut
      • Mrs. Ruby MAHDI
    • Y4PT Mexico in Guadalajara
      • Mr. Alfredo BARBA
    • Y4PT Nepal in Kathmandu
      • Mr. Juju MAHARJAN
    • Y4PT Oman in Sohar
      • Mrs. Kawthar AL-AJMI
    • Y4PT Qatar in Doha
      • Mr. Amna ZAIDAN
    • Y4PT Russia in Moscow
      • Mr. Artem TSAREV
    • Y4PT UAE in Dubai
      • Mr. Essa AL-HASHEMI
    • Among others!

    Further information on the Y4PT Global Youth Network (GYN) at  http://www.y4pt.org/chapters/

Meet the Y4PT team.

Our team consists of passionate and experienced people,
who love what they do and always look forward to face new challenges.

  • Alessandra Gorini

    Alessandra Gorini

    Italy, Y4PT


  • Alfredo Barba Uribe

    Alfredo Barba

    Mexico, Y4PT


  • Thiago J S Tavares

    Thiago J S Tavares

    Brazil, Y4PT


  • Sebastián PERNET

    Sebastián PERNET

    Colombia, Y4PT


  • Rashi Saxena

    Rashi Saxena

    India, Y4PT


  • Tarun Kumar Mann

    Tarun Kumar Mann

    India, Y4PT


  • Juan Pablo Guerrero

    Juan P. Guerrero

    Mexico, Y4PT


  • Mathias Berktold

    Mathias Berktold

    UK, Y4PT


  • Tsaryov Artyom

    Tsaryov Artyom

    Russia, Y4PT


  • Juju kaji Maharjan

    Juju kaji Maharjan

    Nepal, Y4PT


  • Heyder Lentz Ribeiro

    Heyder Lentz

    Belgium, Y4PT


  • Daniel Pérez Rodríguez

    Daniel Pérez

    Colombia, Y4PT


  • Alexandra Herr

    Alexandra Herr

    Germany, Y4PT


  • Alfonso Leton

    Alfonso Leton

    Spain, Y4PT