EUROPEAN CIVIC FORUM ORGANISATION CHART

Our Functioning

European Civic Forum member organisations compose the general assembly, which gathers once a year to make constitutional decisions and to elect the Board of directors. It is also a place for exchanges and proposals for action about current European matters. The ECF Board of directors decides upon new memberships which submit their applications and then relays it to the general assembly. Currently, the Board is composed of 27 organisations’ representatives, stemming from 17 countries. Its missions are to implement the decisions made by the general assembly, to define network’s strategic directions and the actions or campaigns to be settled. The Steering Committee is elected by the Board of directors and is in charge of applying the Board’s decisions.

104

member organisations from  28 countries

27

board member organisations from 19 countries

The Steering Committee

Jean-Marc ROIRANT
President
Ligue de l'Enseignement
Oonagh AITKEN
Treasurer
Volunteering Matters
Jan Robert SUESSER
Vice-President
Ligue des Droits de l'Homme
Raffaella BOLINI
Vice-President
ARCI
Filip PAZDERSKI
Vice-President
Institute of Public Affairs
Karolina DRESZER-SMALEC
Vice-President
OFOP
Roger CASALE
Vice-President
New Europeans

The Secretariat

Alexandrina NAJMOWICZ
Director

Alexandrina’s principal missions are to ensure the coordination of statutory activities and to implement the work plan adopted by the Board of directors and approved by the general assembly. She is also in charge of the network’s communication and the follow-up of institutional relations.

Vladimir SESTOVIC
Network and Membership Officer

After obtaining a Master degree in European Affairs at Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, Vladimir joined the ECF staff in November 2012 as a volunteer and then took part in the permanent staff team. His main role within the ECF is to contribute to the network’s development, by identifying potential new organisations and ensuring the communication among the network.

Giada NEGRI
Campaign and advocacy officer

Giada holds a bachelor in International Studies from the University of Trento and a Master degree in Eurasian Political Economy and energy from King’s College London. She joined the European Civic Forum in December 2017. She is in charge of setting up and managing editorial content for Civic Space Watch, an online tool for monitoring civic space in Europe.

Alberto VELA
Communications and Community Building officer

Alberto considers himself a journalist because it is the field to which he has dedicated most time and passion. Yet, he has been working in Brussels over the last 2 years as communication expert for a group in the European Parliament and for the European Cyclists Federation. Alberto will contribute with his experience and media relations at the EU level to strengthen the narrative of all the movements that are building a Europe that is worth fighting for.

Partnerships

In order to achieve its goals the European Civic Forum regularly involves different partners (European civil society networks and platforms, European institutions). The European Civic Forum receives an annual operating grant from the European Commission, in the frame of the Europe for Citizens program. Besides this institutional support, the ECF also tries to include different partners on various activities organised throughout the year.