Annual General Meeting

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

The Interim Board of New Europeans International (The New Europeans Aisbl) warmly invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting.


The meeting will take place online

on Wed. 23 June at 1pm CSET (12 noon BST)


KATE WILLOUGHBY, Actor, writer and campaigner

Read more about Kate, here




Read more about MEDEL-Europe, here



1. Welcome and apologies for absence

2. Approval of minutes

Minutes of the AGM held on 27 August 2020

Proposer:   Alan Hick, Interim Board Member

Seconder:  Maria Laura Franciosi, Interim Board Member

3. Matters arising from the minutes (if any)

Minutes of EGM from 26 April 2021

Proposer:   Alan Hick, Interim Board Member

Seconder:  Maria Laura Franciosi, Interim Board Member

4. Presentation of Annual Report including financial statement


ROGER CASALE, Secretary General


Read the Annual Report and Financial Statement here


5. Approval of Financial Report

Proposer:  Alan Hick, Interim Board Member

Seconder: Maria Laura Franciosi, Interim Board Member


6. Election of board members


DIMITRIS BALLAS (New Europeans Groningen)

"I will pay particular attention to increasing the possibilities of giving citizens and non-citizens a voice in shaping their common future and promoting new ways to enhance and widen EU citizenship."

Nominated by Benjamin Hennig (Reykjavik) , Ruvi Ziegler (Oxford) and  Agnieszka Weinar (Ottawa)

Read Dimitris' nomination statement here




"Having worked as a journalist in the European Union HQ in Brussels, I became very passionate about the rights of citizens and the philosophy of New Europeans fitted well with my ideas"

Nominated by Alan Hick (Brussels),  Olga K. (Minsk) and Lina Kushch (Kiev).

Read Maria Laura's nomination statement here



ALAN HICK (New Europeans Brussels)

"I am particularly interested in a reforming EU, in basic social and civic rights, the role of civil society stakeholders and in strengthening New Europeans’ profile in the European Parliament."

Nominated by Luisa Maccalli (Paris),  Eleni Giannikopoulou (Groningen) and Maria Laura Franciosi (Rome).

Read Alan's nomination statement here



LINA KUSHCH (New Europeans Kyiv)

"Ukraine needs clear signals of support. And these signals can be given by non-governmental organisations, such as the New Europeans. We all need to find new arguments to be together, to continue the struggle for freedom of speech, the struggle for other democratic values."

Nominated by  Lena Kronenbürger (Munich), Wolfgang Ressmann (Neustadt) and Kateryna Sokolova (Kiev)

Read Lina's nomination statement here



ESZTER NAGY (New Europeans Budapest)

  "I would like to enhance cooperation between the so-called new and old member states. There has not been real convergence between these societies, and there is a lot to do in this matter."

Nominated by Rupert Slade (Budapest),  Maria Laura Franciosi (Rome) and Brigitte Richter (Brussels)

Read Eszter's nomination statement here



AGNIESZKA WEINAR (New Europeans North America )

"My main goal is to support New Europeans in its growing phase and redefinition of its strategy and goals. I feel that I can bring another perspective to the organisation and help it define its strategy."

Nominated by Bogna Gawrońska-Nowak (Warsaw),  Jan Grzymsk(Warsaw) and Roxana Barbulescu (Leeds).

Read Agnieszka's nomination statement here



7. Affiliations

To renew our affiliation to European Civic Forum

Proposer:  Alan Hick
Seconder: Maria Laura Franciosi


8. Guest speaker

Judge Filipe Marques


9. Date of next meeting

Friday, 18 March 2022 at 1pm


10. A.O.B


Registrations for this event are now closed.

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