The Board

The Network is managed by a Board composed of a minimun 5 and maximun 7 members elected by the General Assembly. The board shall comprise members who are residents in at least three European countries.

The members of the board are elected for a two years term by secret ballot by ordinary majority. Outgoing members may be re-elected. The board assures the current management of the association and takes all the decisions that are not reserved to the General Assembly. All board members work voluntarily for Y-E-N. 

Ramiz ALIYEV

Ramiz ALIYEV

President

Hello everybody 🙂 My name is Ramiz Aliyev from Azerbaijan. I was born and grew up in Sumgait city. I graduated from the Faculty of Journalistic of Azerbaijan Social-Political University. I started to be involved in youth field being a volunteer in UNICEF during in my school years. And since then I felt that this is my dream work and my comfort zone, and I started actively engage in this field. So, I, with my friend founded “Common Sense” Youth Organization (CSYO) in 2006 which is now one of most active youth organisations not only in Sumgait, but also in Azerbaijan. I was elected the first chairman of CSYO, including now, I have leaded CSYO at various periods. With CSYO, we carried out many projects on healthy lifestyle, environmental awareness, rising of quality of education, social rights of the youth, active citizenship, youth participation and volunteering on international and local level until now. In order to increase my knowledge and exchange of experiences, I have participated in more than 80 international trainings, seminars and conferences and also was part of some international and national umbrella organisations. Additionally, in February 2016, I was awarded with “Presidential Award for Young People” for my public and youth activities in the country and abroad. I am youth worker and policymaker. It is great pleasure to be a part of the international network like Y-E-N which gives a big contribution to European and global youth policy. I will do my best for youth and youth development!

Sirarpi MANYAN

Sirarpi MANYAN

Vice President

I am Sirarpi Manyan, English teacher and youth worker from Armenia. I am involved in non-formal education for more than 8 years and help a lot of organizations to organize their national and international projects. I am involved in international movements and activities promoting social rights. Apart from being a facilitator and trainer I am president of Youth NGO and work as coordinator of Erasmus+ youth projects. I think that Youth work is another country which is a great way to experience different cultures and make new friends, whilst also helping others and learning new skills that could be helpful in later life. I am happy for the chance to have my life journey with Y-E-N.

Olya KHVASEVICH

Olya KHVASEVICH

Treasurer
Fatma ÇIMEN

Fatma ÇIMEN

Secretary
Andrea PANTARELLI

Andrea PANTARELLI

Board Member
Adina HALILOVIC

Adina HALILOVIC

Board Member
Nino TSULAIA

Nino TSULAIA

Board Member

I have a background of youth worker from Georgia and now I am a freelance trainer working with young people aged 14-30. I am developing and implementing numerous of training courses especially for the training of youth workers and trainers. Areas of interest and expertise include peace building and conflict transformation, intercultural dialogue, youth policy, training facilitators, human rights, formal and non-formal education, culture, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. I love to support young people to turn their creative ideas into practice and observe on their personal development processes.