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Executive and Management Committees

The Alliance is managed in participatory way by the members through two main bodies mandated by the General Assembly: the Executive Committee and the Management Committee

The Executive Committee (EC)

The role of the Alliance EC is to be responsible for the implementation of the Alliance plan of action and the daily running of the Alliance. According to the Standing Orders responsibilities of all the EC members are as follows:

  • Represent the Alliance in meetings, and ensure feedback into the Alliance
  • co-ordinate other representatives (non-EC members) involved in the implementation of Plan of Action
  • Co-ordinate working groups appointed by the General Assembly
  • Confer with hosting organisations on preparation of events/projects
  • Ensure accurate production of the GA minutes or other constitutional meetings
  • Stimulate strategic developments of the Alliance
  • collect the proposals for constitutional changes and other future developments of the network
  • encourage new membership and support the members and partner organisations
  • ensure the continuity of respective position in the EC by recruiting and preparing new members to carry out the duties after new elections to the EC
  • take ad hoc tasks decided in the EC

On day-to-day basis these tasks are distributed between different EC members. All EC decisions, however, are taken collectively by all members of the EC – this means that apart from position-specific tasks all the EC members have a responsibility of general decision-making/management in the Alliance.

According to the Alliance Constitution the Executive Committee of the Alliance consists at the moment of six members. In 2016-17 they are:

Role Name Org/Country EC member since
President Mattia Lolli Legambiente/Italy 2014
Vicepresident Yulia Utenkova World4U/Russia 2015
Vicepresident for External Relations Jana Gander VJF/Germany 2015
Treasurer Martin Avila Xchange Scotland 2015
General Secretary Philipp Melikyan HUJ/Armenia 2016
Additional Member Lasse Jensen MS Action Aid/Denmark 2016

The Executive Committee shall be in charge of the management and the operation of the Alliance in accordance with the decisions of the Alliance in the General Assembly and is accountable for its decisions to the GA. It meets five times a year. The Alliance EC is supported by the Alliance secretariat:

Alliance Secretary: Giovanna Pignatti Morano (AS since 2011)

Alliance Financial Assistant: hosted by Xchange Scotland


The Management Committee (MC)

The MC is the joint committee composed of the EC and the coordinators of the 5 Working Groups and 2 Committees. It supports the Executive Committee in the decision-making process and provides for broader involvement of the Alliance members in the strategic management of the network. Its tasks are:

  • to support execution of the Alliance Plan of Action,
  • to strengthen connection between the Alliance Executive Committee and Working Groups,
  • to ensure consistency of the Alliance events,
  • to facilitate information flow between the Executive Committee, Working Groups and the Alliance members,
  • to discuss main proposals and issues for the General Assembly, e.g. budget, Plan of Action, changes in the Constitution and Standing Orders,
  • to prepare potential Executive Committee members

The new Alliance Management Committee after the General Assembly 2016 is composed of: Sophie Chielens (ADC coordinator/CBB); Monica Garcia Porto (A4AWG coordinator/Concordia France); Jannika Mumme (ESWG coordinator/IBG); Victor Petersson (ERC coordinator/Concordia UK); Bojan Beronja (SDWG coordinator/YRS); Tilemachos Boni (TNWG coordinator/Elix); Eva Chance (GEWG coordinator/Concordia France).

Alliance Management Committee 2016

  • Alliance is supported by:

    The European Union and the Council of Europe

  • Erasmus+
  • Council Of Europe