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The European Citizens’ Initiative ambassadors contribute to spreading the word about the European Citizens’ Initiative, to fostering debate and to empowering citizens to act on causes they care about.

They come from a wide range of organisations active at European, national or regional level, and they all have something in common – expertise in participatory democracy and a common goal to encourage citizens’ involvement in policy-making.

Meet the ECI Ambassadors at online and offline events and follow them on social media!

Aku Aarva

Aku Aarva

Aku Aarva is Executive Director of European Movement Finland and leads the organisation and its members towards building a better Europe.
  • Darbības vieta: Finland
Anne de Zeeuw

Anne de Zeeuw

Anne de Zeeuw is Programme Coordinator at Netwerk Democratie, where she supports the organisation as it works to develop a more participative democracy in the Netherlands, with a special focus on the role of technology.
  • Darbības vieta: Netherlands
Assya Kavrakova

Assya Kavrakova

Assya Kavrakova is Executive Director of the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) and leads the organisation on its mission to empower citizens in order to create a more inclusive and stronger European Union.
  • Darbības vieta: Belgium
Bruno Kaufmann

Bruno Kaufmann

Bruno Kaufmann is President of the Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe (IRI Europe). The organisation helps support the development of the European Citizens´ Initiative with research, publications, educational projects and political advice.
  • Darbības vieta: Belgium
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Carola Schaaf-Derichs

Carola Schaaf-Derichs works as board member of the German National Network for Civil Society (Bundesnetzwerk Bürgerschaftliches Engagement – BBE).
  • Darbības vieta: Germany
Daniela Quaggia

Daniela Quaggia

Daniela Quaggia is Project Manager Active Citizenship Network at Cittadinanzattiva, where she contributes to promoting citizens' activism to protect fundamental human rights.
  • Darbības vieta: Italy
Daniela Vancic

Daniela Vancic

Daniela Vancic is European Program Manager at Democracy International and is managing their campaigns for strengthening direct democracy and citizen participation at all political levels.
  • Darbības vieta: Germany
Debra Daly

Debra Daly

Debra Daly is President of European Youth Parliament Ireland (EYP Ireland) and leads the organisation on its mission to develop an interest in European issues in young people in Ireland.
  • Darbības vieta: Ireland
Eleftheria Photiou

Eleftheria Photiou

Eleftheria Photiou is Communications Officer at the NGO Support Centre, a Cypriot organisation set up in 1999 to help create a dynamic, active and reactive civil society in Cyprus.
  • Darbības vieta: Cyprus
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Elena Danescu

Elena Danescu is, since April 2019, the Manager of the Europe Direct Information Centre in the University of Luxembourg – Belval (EDIC) with the aim of informing people about EU history and current challenges.
  • Darbības vieta: Luxembourg
Enrique Montes Pérez

Enrique Montes Pérez

Enrique Montes Pérez is President of Asociación Amigos MIRA España and directs the association as it works to promote and defend human rights, peace and sustainable human development.
  • Darbības vieta: Spain
Flavio Grazian

Flavio Grazian

Flavio Grazian is Participatory Democracy Manager at the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), where he works on developing and implementing EU projects, with a particular focus on the European Citizens’ Initiative Forum and online disinformation.
  • Darbības vieta: Belgium