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.
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Eduard Andreev – Communications
Eduard Andreev (Moldova, 1998) is a sophomore at LCC International University in Lithuania, persuing his Bachelors in International Relations and Development. In 2016 he graduated from Journalism at the International Mission School Precept Ministries Eurasia in Moldova. Thus, he is excited about Inductive Bible Study and spreading the Gospel using mass media. Eduard’s video blogs are published on the first Christian television in Moldova, Moldova Creștină TV on YouTube, sharing Christian-biblical values with young people in an engaging form. Since early age Eduard has been interested in how Christian-biblical values and ethics can transfer into politics. In August 2018 he joined ECPYouth family as Social Media editor, and in November of the same year he joined the Board in position of Communications.
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Hanna Stretovych – Events
Hanna Stretovych (Ukraine) studied law in National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and during an exchange program in Jagiellonian University, got her Master degree in 2013. Hanna joined Christian Democratic Union of Youth of Ukraine in 2005, first participated in ECPYN event in 2011 in Lviv. Worked as a lawyer in the events agency for 3 years, that’s how she gained her experience in events. Now Hanna is working for Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
Joined the Board in 2018.
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Klariska ten Napel– President
Klariska ten Napel (the Netherlands, 1990) graduated from The Reformed University of Zwolle and Utrecht University of Utrecht as a primary teacher and cultural anthropologist. Klariska is working with people with disorders and is an activist on social justice.
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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 of the Young Republic Foundation, non-governmental organization working with young professionals on educational projects and “Initiative 20/30”, a political association based in Wroclaw, Poland. During his studies he was associated with the St. Matthias Catholic Pastoral Ministry for student in Wroclaw, 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 a parliamentary assistant based in Brussels. In July 2017, Blazej was elected as an ECPYouth Board Member responsible for Politics portfolio.
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Jan Henric van Vliet – Treasurer
Jan Henric van Vliet (the Netherlands, 1998) currently studies both International Relations from a historical perspective as well as Law at Utrecht University. Jan Henric is involved in the local municipal council of his hometown Houten for the Reformed Political Party (SGP).
Maria Skwarcan– Secretary
Maria Skwarcan (Poland,1996) is studying law at the University of Warsaw, also having experience of an exchange programme at the University of Strasbourg. Developing her interests in law and international relations, she became an active member of several students’ associations and coordinated international events, such as International conference on comparative law and international educational cultural exchange programme “Heart of art”. Maria gained some professional experience in politics, due to her internships at the European Parliament and the Bureau of Research Chancellery of Lower Chamber of Polish Parliament. While being a member of the team organizing International Summer School in Wroclaw in July 2018, Maria decided to engage in ECPYouth. In November 2018 she joined the Board holding position of Secretary.
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MEET OUR STAFF
Floris Wagenaar – General Secretary
Floris Wagenaar (the Netherlands) was appointed as the part-time General Secretary of ECPYouth in 2017. Besides his work he studies Strategic Human Resource Management at the University of Utrecht. He finished a BA in Political Sciences at Leiden University and serves as a Board Member of International Fellowship Evangelical Students (IFES) of the Netherlands.
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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