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 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.


organisations in 27 European countries

Statutory documents


member organisations from 15 countries

Members list

The Steering Committee


Ligue de l’enseignement, France


Volunteering Matters, United Kingdom

Jan Robert SUESSER
Vice-president in charge of Human Rights

Ligue des droits de l’Homme, France

Raffaella BOLINI
Vice-president in charge of relations with social movements

ARCI – Associazione di promozione sociale, Italy

Vice-president in charge of research and academic exchanges

Asociatia Pro Democratia, Romania

Vice-president in charge of relations with national platforms

National Federation of Polish NGOs - OFOP

Dorothea HARLES
Vice-president in charge of relations with the youth sector

Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants en Europe – AEGEE, Europe

The secretariat

Alexandrina Najmowicz
Alexandrina NAJMOWICZ

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 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.

Campaign 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.


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.

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