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Meet our elected nominees for the Advisory Council on Youth


The European Youth Forum’s General Assembly in Brussels elected their nominees for the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe.

What is the Advisory Council on Youth?

The Advisory Council is part of a co-management system, where young people and ministry representatives decide jointly on the programme and budget of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. Structurally, it is made up of 30 representatives from National Youth Councils (NYC) and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisation (INGYO), and other youth networks, who represent the voice of young people within the Council of Europe’s youth sector. Twenty of these young people are elected by the European Youth Forum.

Meaningful youth participation, democracy and inclusion, and encouragement of young people to co-create their desired society are at the heart of the Advisory Council.

European Youth Forum’s contribution

Every two years, member organisations of the European Youth Forum nominate candidates for the Advisory Council. During our General Assembly, member organisations had the opportunity to elect:

  • 13 representatives among INGYOs, and

  • 7 representatives among NYCs

Discover the elected nominees for the 2024 - 2025 mandate:

International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations (INGYOs):

  • Agnes Gkoutziamani (YEE)
  • Emma Hallali (EUJS)
  • Eva Kotnik (RYE)
  • Konstanze Schönfeld (TEJO)
  • Jannis Gustke (IYNF)
  • Nina Grmuša (EFIL)
  • Noah Kramer (WOSM)
  • Riikka Pasanen (EEE - YFU)
  • Sean Currie (FYEG)
  • Stanislava Stefanova (AEGEE)
  • Tór Weihe (ESU)
  • Xesc Mainzer (JEF)
  • Yevheniia Fedotova (IFLRY)

National Youth Councils (NYCs):
  • Anja Jokić (KOMS)
  • Christina Yiannapi (CYC)
  • Emma Wedner (LSU)
  • Jessý Jónsdóttir (LUF)
  • Léonard Ly Tri (CNAJEP)
  • Marharyta Vorykhava (RADA)
  • Maurizio Cuttin (BYC)

* The list of elected nominees was confirmed by the General Assembly on 22 April 2023, after recounting the votes cast the prior day.

Congratulations to those who were elected and a big thank you to all the nominees who put forward their names in these elections. We have no doubt that you will continue your great work on youth rights and participation!

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