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Daring to Change: AEGEE-Europe’s Board of Directors for 2012/2013

AEGEE-Europe’s new board of directors, the Comité Directeur 2012/2013, is determined to give a new direction to Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary students’ forum.

AEGEE’s new board of directors started their one year term on September 1st. The Comité Directeur 2012/2013 have taken over their positions last week with enthusiasm and a strong will to continue to guide and support AEGEE’s work towards a united Europe, free of borders and barriers, building on the strong results of the previous board. The seven young leaders of six different nationalities have big ambitions for the next year. Among their goals are the following: a significant increase in thematic and political work, stronger involvement in the EU’s Structured Dialogue for Youth, and improving the association’s external visibility. As a full volunteer board, as every year, it has not been easy to resolve Visa problems for board members. This is why the board became complete at the head office in Brussels only on the 5th of September.

The members of AEGEE-Europe’s Comité Directeur are:

Luis Alvarado Martínez from AEGEE-Las Palmas, as President. Luis will represent AEGEE externally and will lead the new team through the year.

Lucille Rieux from AEGEE-Toulouse, as Secretary General. Lucille will be responsible for managing the AEGEE-Europe head office and will also be heavily involved in the thematic work of AEGEE.

Anna Gots from AEGEE-Kyiv, as the Financial Director. She will be taking care of the financial state of the Network.

Kathrin Renner from AEGEE-Passau, as Vice President & External Relations Director. She will manage AEGE-Europe’s partnerships, as well as the relations that AEGEE-Europe has with its partner youth and students NGOs.

Miguel Gallardo from AEGEE-Alicante, as the Projects Director. Miguel will coordinate the Working Groups and projects of AEGEE-Europe and the organisation’s main thematic conference, the European Boards’ Meeting 2013, in Valetta.

Beáta Matuszka from AEGEE-Budapest as Network and Human Resources Director. Beata will be responsible for the development of the Network, both in terms of regional development and management of Human Resources.

Pavel Zborník from AEGEE-Praha, as European Institutions and Communications Director. Pavel will maintain the communication with the European Institutions, and continue to improve the communication strategy of AEGEE-Europe.

One more year, seven idealistic Europeans have taken the challenge to dare for a better Europe, through the forum that AEGEE-Europe provides to them. With the current European economic and identity crisis, the participation and involvement of students and young people is vital to shape the Europe we want for our future.” – says Luis Alvarado Martínez, President of AEGEE-Europe.

The new board will have to prove themselves and their determination to fullfil their goals at AEGEE’s general assembly, the Agora in Budapest, where 700 students will come together to discuss current European topics and the future of the association.