The ECPYN Board consists of six board members who concern themselves with the greater schemes of international poltical cooperation of young Christians. Below you can find a brief introduction of our board members.
|Denys Dhiver - President|
|Denys Dhiver (1985) was born in Paris, France. He studied Engineering in Paris and Zürich (CH), and works nowadays for the Healthcare Industry. After several associative responsibilities he joined in 2007 the youth section of the French Parti Chrétien-Démocrate (PCD) and was until 2009 responsible for Studies, as well as one of the national secretaries of the PCD. Nowadays he is as boardmember of PCD responsible for the youth who lives abroad. He joined the ECPYN board in January 2010, was elected in July 2010 and re-elected and chosen as president in 2012.|
|Auke Minnema - Vice-President & Secretary|
|Auke Minnema (1983) has a master degree in History (specialized in contemporary history of Central- and Eastern Europe after 1945) at Groningen University (the Netherlands). Auke is former president of the Zwolle and Fryslân branches of PerspectieF (PerspectivE, the youth organisation of the Christian Union party of the Netherlands). From 2008 until 2010 he was Secretary of Regional Meetings and from 2009 - 2010 Vice-secretary of ECPYN. In the years 2009 - 2012 he was International Secretary of PerspectieF. In November 2011 he was elected as boardmember of the Provincial branche of the Christian Union in Overijssel. In July 2010 he was elected board member of ECPYN as secretary and re-elected and chosen as vice-president in 2012.|
|Nutsa Shavladze - Political Secretary|
|Nutsa Shavladze (1988) was born in Georgia and has a degree in Social and Political Sciences, speciality - International Relations. Besides her studies she did several trainings, fellowships and graduating programs. From 2006-2007 she worked for the “Centre for the Spiritual and Intellectual Development of the Youth” of the patriarch of Georgia where she was working as a Secretary General and Head of Science Committee. Afterward in 2007-2008 she worked in non-governmental organization “Georgian Opinion” as a Press Speaker. From 2008 till 2010 she worked as a Manager of Relations with Interest Groups in CDM. Since 2010 till 2012 she worked as Media Manager of Christian Democratic Faction in Georgian Parliament. In 2009 she was elected board member of ECPYN as Political Secretary. In July 2011 she was reelected.|
|Elina Foinska - Director of Events|
|Elina Foinska (1987) was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine and has Masters' degree in German and English Translation and Linguistics. She is active in politics since 2007 when she has been elected to the student parliament of the Kharkiv National University and simultaneously joined the Youth Union "Our Ukraine" and worked in the international department of this youth NGO. In 2009 she was one of the founders of an NGO Foundation of Democratic Initiatives dealing mainly with educational and training programs for politically active young people and research as well as with translation in cooperation with various international foundations and she still works as event manager on part-time basis there. In July 2011 she was elected as ECPYN board member.|
|Péter Danku - Director of Communications|
|Péter Danku (1982) was born in Debrecen, Hungary. He is Political Advisor, working for the Hungarian government. Being a civil servant he works as an executive in international relations.
Péter is managing internal, cross-ministerial discussions and strategic PR advice in parallel with helping to communicate Hungary’s economic, political and constitutional agenda to international audiences. He has been working in presenting the Government of Hungary’s position, and in discussing the opportunities that strategic partners have identified for engagement with the international financial media, political / financial analysts and other potential key opinion leaders. In 2011 he was elected as ECPYN board member.
|Maja Pažin - Director of Human Recources|
|Maja Pažin (1989) was born in Zagreb, Croatia and is studying Business at the University of Zagreb majoring in Analysis and Business Planning. She studied as well at the University of economics in Prague, Czech Republic. Maja is politically active in Croatian Christian – Democratic party, „Hrvatski rast – Hrast“ since it was founded in 2010. She volunteered as well as a Communications Assistant at the „Institute for the development of Education“ in 2010 and 2011. Maja joined the ECPYN board in September 2012.|