Besides the new leader of our network, last weekend the representatives of our member communities elected the new Presidium as well. Together with Zsuzsanna as the President and Martine Garniere who was appointed to the permanent French seat by her municipality of Cissé, the new Presidium consists of three old Presidium members – Eucharist Camilleri, Tomáš Kuchar and Joachim Krüger, and three new but still familiar ones – former YCT member Sérgio Monteiro, Iveta Grunte and Ben Murphy-Ryan.
Best of luck to all the elected and re-elected members in their future work!
ZSUZSANNA: FROM A YOUTH COORDINATOR TO THE PRESIDENT
For the first time in 34 years of its existence, the Charter is in the hands of a woman. During this year’s Mayors meeting held last Sunday in Ibănești, Romania, the official representatives of our member communities appointed Zsuzsanna Lukács as the new president. As one of the most familiar faces of Nagycenk, Hungary, Zsuzsanna has paved her way to the current position with hard work and commitment to the values of our network – from her beginnings in the Youth Co-ordination team, over being a member of the Presidium to writing successful EU projects that allowed numerous rural citizens of all generations to feel what the EU really is. Congratulations, Zsuzsanna Lukác, we have no doubt that you will steer this boat successfully into a new era of the Charter!
Time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s exactly why it seems like only yesterday when I was elected president of our beautiful network. Nevertheless, this is the last message as President of the Charter of European Rural Communities. After five years serving as your president, I will officially hand over the chairmanship by the first of August to my successor, who’s been elected by the Mayors’ Meeting in Romania. My dear friend, ms. Zsuzsanna Lukács from Nagycenk, Hungary, will be the 6th president of the Charter. Read More
Last weekend, eleven young representatives from our Croatian, French, German, Luxembourgish and Maltese member communities took part in 2023 edition of European Youth Event in European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
Messages from our network’s president, Boy Scholtze