Introducing our Steering Group

21 September 2015

Our network is coordinated by the Young Friends of the Earth Europe Steering Group, a group of volunteers elected during the Annual Network Gathering our key decision making event). Together the steering group are responsible for managing the ongoing work and development of Young FoEE, for example; long-term campaign strategies and goals. In addition, each member is responsible for a different area of work and supporting member groups in our network.

Read more about who is in the Steering Group, what area of work they are responsible for and how to get in touch with them.

Our Alternates:

Our steering group has 6 hard working alternate members who actively contribute to our discussions, event planning and day-to-day work. Rita (Scotland), Lawrence (The Netherlands), Juli (Austria), Daria (Russia), Maruška (Croatia) and Marte (Norway) are representatives of different YFoEE member groups, as well as, YFoEE working groups. They build our steering group's capacity as a whole and ensure continuity of YFoEE's work.

Full Steering Group Members:

Clémence Hutin

Clémence, 26, is involved in environmental and gender justice movements in France. Clémence is the contact person for the YFoEE Equality and Interculturalism working group, so please contact her if you would like to get involved in this working group or if you have any questions. She is the contact person for YFoE France, Wallonia, Belgium, Scotland and Spain. Contact Clémence

Olav Aga

Olav is 20 and is from Natur og Ungdom (Nature and Youth/YFoE Norway). In Natur og Ungdom, he works on oil and leads the international working group. Olav is the contact person for the YFoEE Communications working group, so please contact him if you would like to get involved in this working group or if you have any questions related to our work. He is also the contact person for our YFoE and FoE groups in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. Contact Olav

Toril Meyer-Gerlt, Germany

Toril, 20, is from Germany where she is a member of BUND jugend / YFoE Germany. She joined the YFoEE Network in 2014 . In BUND jugend she works on TTIP and is involved in the national Climate and Energy Working Group. She also is a member of the YFoEE Food and Agriculture working group. She is the contact person for YFoE and FoE groups in Germany, Ukraine, Switzerland, Poland, Flanders and Netherlands. Contact Toril

Dora Sivka, Croatia

Dora, 25, is an activist from Green Action, FOE Croatia, that joined the YFOEE network in 2014. Her main interest is linking environmental and social justice with human rights and communicating these issues through art, poetry, theatre and activism. Dora is the contact person for FoE groups in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Malta as well as the YFoEE Communications working group. Contact Dora

Duška Kudra, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Duška, 23, coming from Centar za životnu sredinu (Friends of the Earth Bosnia and Herzegovina). Since 2010 she is active in this organization and the same year she has participated to YFoEE Summer camp when she get familiar with work of this great network. Since 2013 she is a coordinator of an activist group and all members within this organization and beside it she has led projects about TTIP and GMO in BiH. In YFoEE network, Duška is the contact person for the YFoEE Climate Justice working group, so please contact her if you would like to get involved in this working group and/or have any questions related to all mentioned topics. She is also the contact person for YFoEE and FoE groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Georgia and Macedonia. Contact Duška

Afrida Alam, United Kingdom

Afrida, 22, has been part of YFoEE since 2013. She initially got involved through YFoE England, Wales & Northern Ireland (EWNI), and served as Steering Group member during 2013 - 2014. She started a second term as Steering Group member at this year’s AGM in Malta. Outside of activism, she is studying for a Masters degree in Physics at University of Leicester. In addition, Afrida is a contact person for the Equality & Interculturism working group and the Climate Justice working group, as well as, for England, Wales and Nothern Ireland and Ireland. Contact Afrida