The ECPYouth Board consists of six Members who concern themselves with the greater schemes of international political cooperation of young Christians. To support the Board, Floris Wagenaar is employed as General Secretary for all administrative matters. Besides that there are two Working Groups (WG) that support Board Members on specific issues, like political strategy and communications. Below you can find a brief introduction of our Board, Staff and WG Members.
MEET OUR BOARD
Dimitri Bluashvili – Relations
Dimitri Bluashvili (Georgia, 1995) is studying at Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law. Dimitri is working as International Secretary for the Young Cristian Democrats of Georgia (YCD) as well as serving as its Board Member. He started as an activist for the party, joining a team of young and enthusiastic individuals who were building a network of young Christian politicians across the country. Later he joined the YCD International Secretariat to assist international relations team before and during the 2012 general elections. Dimitri continued to be actively involved in international as well as electoral affairs, which led to his election as an YCD board member and appointment as International Secretary in 2014. He joined the ECPYouth board for the first time in 2015.
Send an email to Dimitri – email@example.com
Ardjan Boersma – Communications
Ardjan Boersma (the Netherlands, 1993) is a Master student Political Culture and National Identities (Research) at Leiden University. In 2015 he graduated and received his Bachelor’s degree in History with honours. After being a member of the local youth council of his home town, Ardjan joined the International Committee of SGP Youth (Dutch Reformed Party) in December 2013. July 2015, Ardjan was elected as Member of the Board by the General Assembly of ECPYouth.
Send an email to Ardjan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna Stretovych – Events
Hanna Stretovych (Ukraine) joined the Board in 2018.
Erik-Jan Hakvoort– President
Erik-Jan Hakvoort (the Netherlands, 1991) just graduated and recieved both a Master’s degree in political history as a Master’s degree in teaching at Utrecht University. He is a teacher at a Christian high school in Arnhem. From 2012 till 2016 he was respectively Political Secretary and President of PerspectieF, the youth-wing of the Dutch political party ChristenUnion. In the summer of 2016 he was elected Board Member of ECPYouth. He joined ECPYouth because he believes the organisation to be a necessary positive alternative to the EU-negativity surrounding themes like Brexit, financial crises and migration.
Send an email to Erik-Jan – email@example.com.
Blazej Duber – Politics
Blazej Duber (Poland) is a political scientist, graduated from the University of Wrocław and the Free University of Brussels. He is the co-founder and president of the Young Republic Foundation. During his studies he was associated with the St. Matthias Catholic Pastoral Ministry for student in Wroclaw, Poland, where he founded and ran working up-to-day the “Intellect Academy”. In 2014 he was the head of the victorious electoral campaign for the European Parliament’s candidate Kazimierz M. Ujazdowski. Today Blazej is the chief of MEP Ujazdowski’s staff and parliamentary assistant based in Brussels. In July 2017, Blazej was elected as ECPYouth Board Member, leading the Working Group Politics.
Send an email to Blazej – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Henric van Vliet – Treasurer
Jan Henric van Vliet (Netherlands, 1998) joined the Board in 2018.
MEET OUR STAFF
Floris Wagenaar – General Secretary
Floris Wagenaar (the Netherlands) studies Theology. In 2017 he finished his BA in Political Sciences. He has been active as a Board Member for a Dutch Christian student association. Floris also serves as Board member of Rover, an organisation for travellers rights. In September 2017 he was appointed General Secretary of ECPYouth.
Send an email to Floris – email@example.com.
MEET OUR WORKING GROUPS
Maksim Hacak – Member WG Politics
Alina Koval – Member WG Politics
Tomas Rypak – Member WG Politics
Natalie Tsirbas – Member WG Politics
Jan Henric van Vliet – Member WG Politics
Working Group Communications
Bauke Stelma – Website Editor
Vacancy – Social Media Editor