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AWEPA’s newly elected Executive Committee hold their first meeting

15-16 February 2015

The newly elected Executive Committee. Back row L to R: Hon. Egidijus Vareikis (observer), Hon. Alain Destexhe, Hon. Petra Bayr, Mr. Henk Jan Ormel. Front row L to R: Hon. Kerstin Lundgren, Hon. Maja Ingold, Hon. Olivia Mitchell, President Minister of State Ms. Miet Smet, Hon. Prof. Tadeusz Iwiński (observer) and Hon. Josep Maldonado i Gili (observer).

The newly elected Executive Committee 2015-2019. Back row L to R: Hon. Egidijus Vareikis (observer), Hon. Alain Destexhe, Hon. Petra Bayr, Mr. Henk Jan Ormel. Front row L to R: Hon. Kerstin Lundgren, Hon. Maja Ingold, Hon. Olivia Mitchell, President Minister of State Ms. Miet Smet, Hon. Prof. Tadeusz Iwiński (observer) and Hon. Josep Maldonado i Gili (observer).

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – AWEPA’s newly elected Executive Committee held its first meeting last February 2015, in Amsterdam. The first part of the meeting was aimed at introducing the new members to the work of the Executive Committee and AWEPA’s programmes.

During the second part of the meeting members were given a financial update and issues of staff recruitment, methodology and Africanisation were discussed. An EU Presidency event was considered specifically in light of Europe’s Year of Development.

It was agreed that amongst the items for the agenda of the next meeting AWEPAs strategic vision will be included.