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Executive Committees & Alliance Staff

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 elected members. In 2020 they are:

Role Name Org/Country EC member since
President Jannika Mumme IBG/Germany 2017
Vicepresident Aylin Bekem De Amicitia/Spain 2021
Vicepresident for External Relations Aleksandr Kurushev Estyes/Estonia 2021
Treasurer Simon Geerart CBB/Belgium 2019
General Secretary Fiona Callender Concordia UK 2020
Additional Member Renārs Manuilovs Youth For Smile/Latvia 2021

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 Secretariat is hosted in Istanbul, Turkey, in Gönüllü Hizmetler Derneği (GHD) office.

Alliance Secretary is Barış Bilim

Other staff roles contribute to the development of the network projects and activities:

  • Alliance Course Director: Mauro Carta
  • Alliance Financial Assistant, supporting the Treasurer in the daily bookkeeping tasks


  • Alliance is supported by:

    The European Union and the Council of Europe

  • Erasmus+
  • Council Of Europe