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 15 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.
Vice-president in charge of relations with social movements6>
ARCI – Associazione di promozione sociale, Italy
Vice-president in charge of research and academic exchanges6>
Asociatia Pro Democratia, Romania
Vice-president in charge of relations with national platforms6>
National Federation of Polish NGOs - OFOP
Vice-president in charge of relations with the youth sector6>
Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants en Europe – AEGEE, Europe
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.
Network development officer
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 and to help setting new projects.
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.
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.
We are here together on this #HumanRightsDay: defenders of these rights, NGOs, journalists, institutions.
It is up to us to take on the challenge on saying these rights are non-negotiable