Board 2018-2020

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Adrian Hristescu

Chairman  

I believe in the work of EPTO because once you experience it, it’s really hard not to believe in it. I’ve found EPTO’s approach to learning to be really great and its team professional and fun! These are things that I really value in an organisation.
Outside of EPTO events and off & online meetings, you are most likely to find me in different places of the world, working for youth and enjoying new cultural experiences. In this context, I am always trying to learn new methods for youth work that I can use in the benefit of youngsters from Romania and beyond, and EPTO has been a great help in this.
If we ever meet, feel free to share with me some interesting, useful or fun experiences you had while working with youngsters. Also, ask me to share mine or to help you in any way you think I could! And feel free to do this in any context we meet: while in a youth event, while having a break or, why not, while having fun somewhere in the world!

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Robin Sclafani

Vice-Chair    

I believe in the work of EPTO because EPTO holds the magic recipe – youth + peer + education! I believe in peer education because youth are key to social change – not only for the future – but for today! By embracing youth as social change agents, with the credibility and capability to inspire other youth to act with them, we can overcome apathy and engender hope for a better world. But a new way of living and being in the world around us, can only happen with education – transformative education, so that whole generations can truly internalize the values of diversity, equality, inclusion and participatory processes.
Outside of EPTO events and skype meetings, you are most likely to find me in my office at CEJI, in a playground somewhere in Brussels, or in our 25 year old van at some wild and beautiful place anywhere in Europe.
Currently my learning challenge is to keep my stuff/thoughts/files/etc. organised after putting it all in order!
If we ever meet, feel free to share our dreams and goals, frustrations and commitments, getting beyond the small talk and making life about more than the daily struggles.

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Gary Diderich

Treasurer  

I believe in the work of EPTO because the trainings I received and given had a great impact on my life and the life of peers, it gives to everybody an immediate possibility to act for social change in society.
Outside of EPTO events and off- & online meetings, you are most likely to find me working in Luxembourg for 4motion which is also a member organisation, exploring life with my children or trying to change society via the other channel, politics.
Currently my learning challenge is to work less, be more present in the 'here and now' and less (dis)connected through my mobile device.
If we ever meet, feel free to play with me a board game, the best way for me to have a break and enjoy time with dear people. 

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Dorothea Elek

Secretary    

I believe in the work of EPTO because I saw how it transforms youngsters and young adults in just one very short workshop. Peer Education is apparently the key to reach our target group and act as a catalyst of change in our community.
Outside of EPTO events and Skype meetings, you are most likely to find me reading somewhere, being lazy with our cat on the couch, volunteering or visiting a new amazing city around Europe.
Currently my learning challenge is to find ways to keep our European Volunteers busy and motivated during their volunteering stage hosted by our organisation in Romania.
If we ever meet feel free to offer some chocolate :) or let’s enjoy a chat over a good coffee or a glass of vine! I am always available on-line or offline for an exchange of idea advice or elaborating new projects together.

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Sergiu Mir

    

I believe in the work of EPTO because it inspires me to inspire others. The concepts that are promoted by EPTO are in deep resonance with my onw personal and professional values. The work done by EPTO for youngters is important and valuable, but most important is the empowement of youth workers to become professionals, focused on Change and independent.
Outside of EPTO events and skype meetings, you are most likely to find me rushing between trainings to facilitate, youth exchanges to run and family to keep happy.
Currently my learning challenge is connected with improving my working style and the cappacity to better organise my time, resources and energy.
If we ever meet, feel free to ask me about EPTO experience, non-formal education and the classic Star Wars trilogy.

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