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Who we are - our team

The European Movement International employs a professional Team that is based at the organisation’s HQ in Brussels. The Team works on a daily basis to implement the Strategic Priorities and Annual Work Plan (adopted by the Member Organisations and the Board), under the direction of the Secretary General. 

Petros Fassoulas

Petros has been the Secretary General of the European Movement International since July 2015.

Barbara Perfetti

Barbara is the Finance and Administration Manager.She moved to Brussels in 2016 to join the exciting world of European associations working in a trade association.

Alex Pitts

Alex is responsible for the production and deployment of EMI’s digital engagement, including but not limited to web development, design elements, event direction, video production, and technical solutions.

Maja Bobić

Ms. Maja Bobić is an anthropologist with an MA in Southeast European Studies conferred at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Aimee Duprat-Macabies

Aimée Duprat-Macabies joined the European Movement International in March 2022 and is supporting the advocacy and policy work of the organisation.

Emanuel Ferreira

Emanuel is involved in the development of EMI’s communication strategy and outreach. This includes handling EMI’s social media and digital presence, content creation, brand management and others. He is also responsible for the organisation of events and in providing administrative and logistical support in various projects.

Amanda Miteniece

Amanda is a Communication and Campaigns Officer at EMI. Her duties encompass diverse tasks like the creation and management of campaigns, strategic planning, and the development of content.

Eva Guillot

Eva contributes to the planning, monitoring, and reporting of EMI's activities, and always keeps an eye out for new funding opportunities.



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WHO we are - our board

The European Movement is managed by a Board that is composed of the President, Secretary General and Treasurer, six Vice-Presidents and twelve other members all elected by the Federal Assembly of the European Movement.
The EMI Board comprises 3 Working Groups:
  • Monitoring the agenda of external institutions, partners and competitors
  • Profiling the organisation: Public Affairs
  • Financing, fundraising and legal framework
The Board seeks to fairly represent the various elements of the European Movement, in particular its youth member organisations, and a fair distribution of seats between nationality, age, gender, political orientation and representation of civil society.

Olivier Hinnekens

Olivier Hinnekens has a long standing history with the European Movement International, having previously served on the Board as both Vice-President and Treasurer.

Olivier Hinnekens

Olivier Hinnekens has a long standing history with the European Movement International, having previously served on the Board as both Vice-President and Treasurer.

EMI political committees

Most of the content-based activities of the EMI are developed by, or at least originate from the work of the three Political Committees, which for the years 2021-2023 have been restructured in line with European Movement’s Strategic Priorities. These Political Committees will meet on the fringes of any Statutory Meetings and whenever deemed necessary, and are open to all members of the European Movement International. The participation in the Political Committees is limited to one representative per member organisation.

The Political Committees can cooperate and/or suggest and initiate projects which are relevant to more than one of them. The Political Committees can delegate parts of their work to specific members. Their main purpose is to determine the lobbying positions that the EMI will defend in the name of its members vis-à-vis the European institutions.

European Movement International structure

The European Movement International is governed by various statutory bodies, which feed into decision-making and enable all member organisations to shape the positions of the European Movement.

A detailed outline of all the European Movement International Statutory bodies and their functions can be found at the Articles of Association.

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