Citizens' Committee

The people behind this initiative

grouped by nationality...


Austria

Markus Gastinger studied EU Studies at the University of Salzburg. He currently prepares his PhD at the European University Institute and was participant in the Cluny Convention in 2001.

Active in F2020 because: "I'd rather live in a Europe with Fraternité2020 than in one without."

MarkusGastinger@fraternite2020.eu


Julian Walkowiak studies English and physical education at the University of Vienna. He is President of the Student Council of Campus Europae and initiator of Ride for your Rights.

Active in F2020 because: "No input, no output. It's up to us."

JulianWalkowiak@fraternite2020.eu

Belgium

Luca Copetti teaches Dutch and English at the Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales in Brussels. He was participant in the Cluny Convention in 2001.

Active in F2020 because: "I love the EU."

LucaCopetti@fraternite2020.eu


Jeremy Van Gorp studies European Studies at the ULB in Brussels. He was participant in the Cluny Convention in 2010.

Active in F2020 because: "Mobility shouldn't be seen as an expenditure but as an investment."

JeremyVanGorp@fraternite2020.eu

Bulgaria

Zornitsa Daskalova studied Finance at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, and in two other European countries as exchange student.

Active in F2020 because: "Europe is for me like a big family with many kids - all unique and independent, but they always stay united."


ZornitsaDaskalova@fraternite2020.eu


Marin Sirakov has studied management and business administration at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.

Active in F2020 because: "I want to be active."


MarinSirakov@fraternite2020.eu


Avgustina Vasilieva studied Political Science in Madrid and Copenhagen. She worked with student programmes at the University of Porto.

Active in F2020 because: "Exchange programmes are the right way to build a European identity."

AvgustinaVasilieva@fraternite2020.eu

Cyprus

Unfortunately no one from Cyprus joined our Citizens' Committee, yet. Are you from Cyprus and interested to join? Write us here to learn more!

Czech Republic

Unfortunately no one from the Czech Republic joined our Citizens' Committee, yet. Are you from the Czech Republic and interested to join? Write us here to learn more!

Denmark

Søren Winther Lundby is managing director of New Europa and CEO & co-founder of Global Citizen.


Active in F2020 because: "We need a Union where the citizens are closer to the citizens."


SorenWintherLundby@fraternite2020.eu

Estonia

Allan Päll studies political science at the University of Tartu. He is currently the Chairperson of the European Students' Union.

Active in F2020 because: "Expanding exchange programmes is the right thing to do for Europe at the moment, in the future, and 10 years from now."


AllanPall@fraternite2020.eu

Finland

Jannina Viljakainen studies public health in Kuopio. She is also working at the theater.

Active in F2020 because: "I believe in European integration with solidarity."


JanninaViljakainen@fraternite2020.eu

France

Philippe Perchoc is academic assistant at the College of Europe and co-founder of Nouvelle Europe.

Active in F2020 because: "We should create a genuine European Community of people and not only of states."

PhilippePerchoc@fraternite2020.eu


Sarah Verjux studies European studies in Strasbourg. She was participant in the Cluny Convention in 2011.

Active in F2020 because: "European citizenship can't be done without the knowledge of what we have in common with other European citizens."

SarahVerjux@fraternite2020.eu

Germany

Kathleen Hielscher prepares her PhD on European Public Policy at the University of Luxembourg.

Active in F2020 because: "Exchange programs are a very good opportunity to open our mind for Europe."


KathleenHielscher@Fraternite2020.eu


Georg Jürgens studies Democracy Science at the University of Regensburg. He writes his master thesis on the European Citizens' Initiative.

Active in F2020 because: "Exchange programmes are really important, plus I want to experience an ECI in practice."

GeorgJurgens@fraternite2020.eu


Rebecca Steglich studies European Affairs at Lund University, Sweden. She was on Erasmus exchange in Krakow, Poland.

Active in F2020 because: "I truly believe that exchange programmes unite people."


RebeccaSteglich@fraternite2020.eu


Ingo Wagner studied European Union Studies at Leiden University, Netherlands. Currently, he works and lives in Brussels.

Active in F2020 because: "Trade is seen as an instrument to promote cooperation; but why leave to trade what we can achieve better with exchange?"

IngoWagner@fraternite2020.eu


Fiona Weber-Steinhaus studied European Politics in Glasgow and is currently training as a journalist in Hamburg. She was participant in Cluny in 2011.

Active in F2020 because: "We are Europe! So WE have to create a greater link within the EU."

FionaWeberSteinhaus@fraternite2020.eu

Greece

Alex Troulinos studied BA at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. He has been working in the radio sector for over 10 years.

Active in F2020 because: "Mobility will improve our personal skills, inter-cultural understanding, and the realization that a great future lies ahead of us."

AlexTroulinos@fraternite2020.eu


Ioakeim Vravas has a background in IR and European Studies and is commited to promote citizens' participation in public life.

Active in F2020 because: "It's only by bringing people closer that Europe will find its true raison d'etre."

IoakeimVravas@fraternite2020.eu


Foteini Asderaki is a lecturer at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus.

Active in F2020 because: "Mobility programmes build democratic and cohesive societies characterised by solidarity."

FoteiniAsderaki@fraternite2020.eu

Hungary

Agnes Darabos studies international relations and creative writing in Budapest.

Active in F2020 because: "I believe in the importance of a united European identity, which can only be created from the inside, organically, on the level of the European citizens."

AgnesDarabos@fraternite2020.eu


Nikolett Dely followed an AP Degree Programme in Denmark after finishing grammar school. She is currently on Erasmus exchange in Rennes, France.

Active in F2020 because: "I truly believe that to travel and to get to know other cultures are a lifetime experience."

NikolettDely@fraternite2020.eu


Réka Hajós likes green lands, teaching children, doing funny things and adores getting to know other people.

Active in F2020 because: "We are ONE."


RekaHajos@fraternite2020.eu

Ireland

Orla Colclough studied IR and European Studies in Dublin with an Erasmus year in Budapest. She is currently living and working in Berlin.

Active in F2020 because: "Lifelong learning is important for a European civil society."

OrlaColclough@fraternite2020.eu


David Grant is local councillor in Bray. He is currently undertaking a PhD in International Relations and European Integration.

Active in F2020 because: "We are still building a union of people in peace, respect and prosperity."

DavidGrant@fraternite2020.eu

Italy

Alessandra Mirabile studied EU Studies at the University of Salzburg, Austria. She is currently studying at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Active in F2020 because: "Without the active involvement of passionate citizens, the European Dream cannot come to reality."

AlessandraMirabile@fraternite2020.eu


Daniela Di Mauro studied European Studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She has been involved in several youth-development projects.

Active in F2020 because: "We need to build real solidarity trough active European citizenship."

DanielaDiMauro@fraternite2020.eu

Latvia

Unfortunately no one from Latvia joined our Citizens' Committee, yet. Are you from Latvia and interested to join? Write us here to learn more!

Lithuania

Simona Pronckutė studies European Contemporary History at the University of Luxembourg and works as liaison officer at BETA.

Active in F2020 because: "We are not forming coalitions of states, we are uniting men."


SimonaPronckute@fraternite2020.eu

Luxembourg

Maika Grosbusch studies European Law at the University of Luxembourg. She was participant in the Cluny Convention in 2010.

Active in F2020 because: "Exchanges should not just be a privilege for some, but a right of all European citizens."

MaikaGrosbusch@fraternite2020.eu

Malta

Unfortunately no one from Malta joined our Citizens' Committee, yet. Are you from Malta and interested to join? Write us here to learn more!

Netherlands

Jeroen Moes studied sociology and anthropology in Nijmegen. He currently prepares his PhD on European identities at the European University Institute.

Active in F2020 because: "Only through individual experience can we build true European solidarity and guarantee continued peace."

JeroenMoes@fraternite2020.eu

Poland

Tomasz Kłosowicz studies international relations at the University of Warsaw. He is Vice-President of the Polish Forum of Young Diplomats.

Active in F2020 because: "I believe that exchange programmes are the greatest success of the EU."

TomaszKlosowicz@fraternite2020.eu


Kinga Komorowska is about to finish her PhD thesis on policy-making and multi-level governance in the EU at the University of Glasgow.

Active in F2020 because: "I would like all EU citizens to feel European."

KingaKomorowska@fraternite2020.eu


Danuta Debogorska studied European Governance in Sheffield and Politics in Aberystwyth and Bilbao.

Active in F2020 because: "We need a stronger European identity, less stereotypes, and people that are closer to each other."

DanutaDebogorska@fraternite2020.eu

Portugal

Joao Bacelar advances exchange programmes and European citizenship at Campus Europae.

Active in F2020 because: "Mobility is our best shot to do away with narrow-minded nationalism - but making it a reality for all begs for more resources, commitment and ambition."

JoaoBacelar@fraternite2020.eu

Romania

Cristian Nitoiu is PhD student at Loughborough University working on democratic legitimacy within the foreign policy of the European Union. He is member of the UACES Student Forum.

Active in F2020 because: "I am optimistic about our Europeaness."

CristianNitoiu@fraternite2020.eu


Dan Ștefănică has studied European Public Administration and has worked in Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium.

Active in F2020 because: "Each and everyone of us can make a change."

DanStefanica@fraternite2020.eu

Slovakia

Unfortunately no one from Slovakia joined our Citizens' Committee, yet. Are you from Slovakia and interested to join? Write us here to learn more!

Slovenia

Jaša Pipan studies translation at the University of Ljubljana. She was participant in the Cluny Convention in 2010.

Active in F2020 because: "EU exchange programmes are so important."

JasaPipan@fraternite2020.eu

Spain

Sara Benedi did her masters at the College of Europe and was active member of AEGEE. She currently prepares her PhD and teaches at University.

Active in F2020 because: "Exchange programmes are the true way to experience Europe and the path to a real European society."

SaraBenedi@fraternite2020.eu


Nadia González-Gilarte studies bilingual tourism in Madrid. She is currently on Erasmus exchange in Rennes, France.

Active in F2020 because: "Exchange programmes are an amazingly enriching experience, important for the development of European citizens."

NadiaGonzalez@fraternite2020.eu


Miguel Otero-Iglesias is Assistant Professor at ESSCA School of Management in Angers, France. He is the Chairman of the UACES Student Forum.

Active in F2020 because: "We need to spend more time with other Europeans so as to develop a genuine European identity."

MiguelOtero@fraternite2020.eu


Juan Baquero-Vázquez is studying Translation and Interpreting.

Active in F2020 because: "I strongly believe in the power of fraternity as a means of reaching a fair future for all."

JuanBaquero@fraternite2020.eu

Sweden

Unfortunately no one from Sweden joined our Citizens' Committee, yet. Are you from Sweden and interested to join? Write us here to learn more!

United Kingdom

Emma Miles studied law at the University of Bristol and at the University of Leicester. She is currently undertaking her BPTC (Bar) course in Nottingham Law School

Active in F2020 because: "I'm passionate about the benefits of European citizenship, and young people are Europe's future."

EmmaMiles@fraternite2020.eu

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