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  29 countries

27

board member organisations from 19 countries

ECF Strategic Priorities for 2021-2025

Thanks to the contribution of their member organisations, ECF has defined its Strategic Priorities for 2021-2025. Looking at the challenges and opportunities in the coming years, we have set specific objectives, which reflect the members’ engagement and are build upon ECF shared vision for the Future of Europe.

The Steering Committee

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

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.

Camilla Lombardi
Civic space officer

Camilla is a postgraduate in Mass Media and Politics from the University of Bologna, in Italy, and joined the ECF team in Brussels in September 2021. As a Civic space trainee, she's taking care of the CIVICUS monitor updates, as well as the Civic Space Watch website and newsletter. She's also supporting the creation of communications material and the organisation of events like the European Civic Academy.

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.