Presidium / Daily Board

DI Karl Grammanitsch (Lassee, Austria)
JUDr. Valéria Flachbartová  (Medzev, Slovakia)
Teresa Pedrosa (Samuel, Portugal)
Linda Federiksen (Næstved, Denmark)
Annette Savin (Cissé, France)
Marc Back (Troisvierges, Luxembourg)
Frank Holle (Hepstedt, Germany)
Mariusz Kawa (Strzyzow, Poland)

The Daily Board
The Daily Board is responsible for the daily procedures of the Charter.

The Daily Board members are:
President – DI Karl Grammanitsch
Secretary – Clemens Wagner
Treasurer – Frank Holle
1st Vice-President – Valéria Flachbartová
2nd Vice-President – Teresa Pedrosa

Adult Programme 2017-2018
Mariusz Kawa (Strzyzow, Poland)

Youth Programme 2015-2016
Karlo Klarin & Miljenko Meštrov (Tisno, Croatia)

Audit Committee
Annette Savin (Cissé , France)
Marc Back (Troisvierges, Luxembourg)

YCT Co-ordinator (Youth)
Zsuzsanna Luckás (Nagycenk, Hungary)

Meet the Presidium and Daily Board (in alphabetical order):

Marc Back

Marc Back (Troisvierges, Luxembourg):
I’m working in a post office in Luxemburg.
I’m married and I have one son!
I’m playing a little bit table-tennis.
My first participation was in the year 2009 in Stary Poddvorov.
I am one of the two members of the audit committee.
People meet people.



Valéria Flachbartová

Valéria Flachbartová (Medzev, Slovakia):









Karl Grammanitsch

Karl Grammanitsch (Lassee, Austria):
University degree in Biotechnology.
Since 1984 working for the municipality of Lassee. Mayor since 2000.
Active in Charter since 2003 (Invitation to Lux from Lucien to replace the former Austrian municipality Antau).
President of the Charter 2012 –





Frank Holle

Frank Holle (Hepstedt, Germany):

I live in Ottersberg, Germany, between Hamburg and Bremen in Lower Saxony with my wife Christine and our three children Jesper, Greta and Freda. Not to forget our cat Bo.

From 1999 – 2006 I worked as a lawyer. Since 2006 I’m working as a professional (fulltime) mayor in the Samtgemeinde Tarmstedt with 11.000 inhabitants. Hepstedt is one of eight communities in our Samtgemeinde.

My first experience with the Charter started in Stary Podvorov. I was very impressed!

Since 01.08.2014 I am member of the presidium and since 2016 I am the treasurer of the Charter. It’s a nice job – really!



Linda Frederiksen

Linda Frederiksen (Naestved, Denmark)

University degree as commercial lawyer, specializing in trade and staff management. Since 2010 district Manager for Aldi stores in South Zealand.

Elected 1994 to the city council in a rural district, neighbor to Holmegaard municipality and remained member until the municipal amalgamation in 2007.Since then member of Næstved City Council.

Have known of the Charter since the start in 1989.

Participated in meetings in Polva, Medzev, Desborough and Kannus and hosted the youth meeting in Naestved 2014.

A full-time job and work in the City Council requires many hours of work every day, but there is time for her great hobby, to be a leader in the local scout group and participate in scout camps with many youngsters.




Mariusz Kawa

Mariusz Kawa (Strzyzow, Poland):









Teresa Pedrosa

Teresa Pedrosa (Samuel, Portugal):









Annette Savin

Annette Savin (Cissé , France):
I was born in Cissé and I always lived in this municipality which registered a significant evolution, passing from 800 to 2700 inhabitants. My career was dedicated to the teaching of the biology in an agricultural high school. But in the meanwhile, I was engaged in the whirl of municipal life with Michel BOUCHET who integrated me into in his municipal team.
I was elected as deputy mayor in 1983, then Mayor since 1995, I participated actively in the starting of “The Charter of the rural communities of Europe”, because Cissé was the municipality initiatory of this big gathering of municipalities.
I participated actively in the progress of this charter, which began with 12 municipalities, then 15 then 25 and 28 nowadays. In the meantime, an association “Friends of Europe” was born to help the multiple exchanges. Martine GARNIER is an active President who wants to promote «Europe of Citizens», in straight relation with the city hall.
Single woman, I share my house with an authoritarian cat which lays down the law! Culture is my favorite pastime, with reading, classical music (especially opera), exhibitions, travels and the discovery of big towns.
Conviviality and human contacts are very important to me.



Clemens Wagner

Clemens Wagner MA (Lassee, Austria):
University degree in Translation Studies French/Romanian/German
Working in Vienna for an Insurance
Active in Charter since 2011 (Youth meeting in LUX)
Since 2015 Charter Secretary
Hobbies: Music and Sport