quotes_Mary Robinson

It’s only when you have a critical mass of women in politics that you get women’s issues attacked.- Mary Robinson

Read More About AWEPA Leadership

Governing Council

The annual meeting of the AWEPA Governing Council in the Belgian Senate, in October 2015.

The annual meeting of the AWEPA Governing Council in the Belgian Senate, in October 2015.

AWEPA’s highest policy body is its Governing Council, comprised of some 40 representatives from AWEPA’s Sections within the national parliaments of Europe and the European Parliament. Every five years, the Governing Council elects an Executive Committee and the President of the organisation, who are accountable to this Council. The Governing Council operates as a general assembly for a five-year term and aims to meet at least once a year. The Council determines the organisation’s overall policy and direction, and is chaired by AWEPA’s President.

The Governing Council is responsible for approving the Annual and Financial Reports, determining policy regarding the objectives and budget for the upcoming year and appointing members not representing a Section on the Council.

AWEPA is proud of its broad network of parliamentarians and former parliamentarians from across Europe. Each European parliament that forms an AWEPA Section appoints a Head of Section who is the first contact point for AWEPA, and functions as their Section’s first representative on the Governing Council unless they delegate otherwise. The Heads of Sections are:

Petra BayrHon. Petra Bayr,
Austria
Website Facebook Twitter
Ms. Magda De Meyer,
Belgium
Website
Head of Estonian Section: Mart NuttHon. Dr. Mart Nutt,
Estonia
Website Facebook Twitter
Hon. Bodil Valero,
European Parliament
Website Twitter
Head of Finnish Section - Jani ToivolaHon. Jani Toivola,
Finland
Website Facebook Twitter
Johan VerstrekenHon. Johan Verstreken,
Flanders
Website Facebook
Theodossis GeorgiouMr. Theodossis Georgiou,
Greece
Facebook
Gàbor HarangozóHon. Gàbor Harangozó, Hungary
Facebook
Maureen SullivanHon. Maureen O’Sullivan,
Ireland
Website Facebook Twitter
Hon. Lia Quartapelle,
Italy
Website Facebook Twitter
Hon. Inguna Sudraba,
Latvia
Facebook Twitter
Egidijus VareikisHon. Egidijus Vareikis,
Lithuania
Website Facebook
Hon. Marit MaijHon. Marit Maij,
the Netherlands
Twitter
Hon. Prof. Killion Munyama,
Poland
Website Facebook Twitter
getimageHon. Fernando Mimoso Negráo, Portugal
Website
Minodora ClivetiHon. Minodora Cliveti,
Romania
Website Facebook 
Josep MaldonadoHon. Josep Maldonado i Gili, Spain
Website Facebook Twitter
Kerstin LundgrenHon. Kerstin Lundgren,
Sweden
Website Facebook Twitter
Maja IngoldHon. Maja Ingold,
Switzerland
Website Facebook
David ChidgeyLord David Chidgey,
United Kingdom