Gary Paterson is a European youth activist focused on widening opportunities, tackling inequality, and developing European citizenship and education.
He is a Politics and International Relations student at the University of Strathclyde and works in Glasgow as a Constituency Assistant to a Member of the Scottish Parliament.
Gary was the President of Strathclyde Students Union and the Vice President (Communities) of the National Union of Students Scotland and was was previously the Scottish Youth Parliament's Education Convener and the Scottish Youth Ambassador to Europe.
Alongside his work for New Europeans, he works with a number of EU youth and education bodies to further European citizenship and development.
"I have been impressed with the work of New Europeans to promote European citizenship and the rights of European citizens.
This vital work is essential now more than ever as we seek to build on the legacy of our European Union and grow it to not only to meet the challenges of the future but to deliver the promise and hope of peace, prosperity, and progress for all Europeans and across this continent.
New Europeans has a big role to play in this work and I hope you can join us!"