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HREYN is supervised by the board composed of at least of a chairperson a vice-chairperson and a general secretary who perform duties without payment or other benefit.

The Board is elected by the General Assembly in extraordinary session for a period of 2 years. The members of the Board can be re-elected for the next period of 2 years under condition that they can carry their function only in 2 consecutive periods. When electing the board the General Assembly ensures that gender and geographical balance are encouraged and respected and members of the board are elected without any discrimination on any ground.

The following are the functions of the Board:

  • Reporting to the general assembly;

  • Monitoring the implementation of the strategic directions and action plan, activities of the executive organ;

  • Resolving the conflicts and disputes;

  • Electing the board chair;

  • Appointing the executive organ officer, vice-officer and the department heads if needed;

  • Dismissing the executive organ officer and the department heads;

  • Approving the budget and changes in budget.

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Policy researcher and PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Padova (Italy), Barbara is a multilingual professional with a solid background in the fields of human rights and education policy. She was the lead researcher for the third review cycle of the implementation of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE). With an experience in non-formal education spanning over a decade, Barbara is a trainer and facilitator on human rights education and “graduated” from the TOTHRE programme of the Council of Europe in 2021.



Board Member and Environmental Sustainability Rapporteur

Tamar is a project coordinator and trainer on the topics of human rights education and personal development. She is a youth delegate in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and she has supported local municipalities of Georgia in writing and adopting youth policy strategy and action plans. With a master's degree in PR, she is also a communications specialist and helps non-profit organisations to create social campaigns.


Dragalina GORBATI

Vice Chair

Dragalina is a Youth Worker and Project Manager. Born in Moldova, has been living in Italy since 2009. Has been active in the youth field since 2015 developing competences in youth work, intersectional approach, intercultural learning and human rights education especially in an International context.



Board Member and Gender and Intersectionality Rapporteur

Since 2015, Liliya has been working on human rights and youth projects within governmental and nongovernmental organisations in her native Ukraine, as well as in Turkey and Italy. Having previously developed programs with refugee youth, internally displaced teenagers, people living with HIV, in recent years she has been focusing on an LGBTI inclusion program in Kyiv. She is currently completing her Master's degree in Human Rights at the University of Padova, Italy.



Secretary General

Alvaro was born in Colombia but has lived in Finland since 2013. He has worked in the field of human rights as a practising lawyer with a human rights association that worked with victims and as a researcher on human rights and environmental law. Alvaro has also done volunteering for the Red Cross. As a member of Miilza Project in Finland he has worked on projects concerning youth rights and minorities.

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The Board meets as many times as determined by its Chairperson or by initiative or petition of a simple majority of its members. It is constituted when attended by a majority of its members and for their agreements to be valid they should be taken by majority of votes. In case of tie, the vote of the Chairperson will be of quality. The Board should meet at least once a year.

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