Supervisory Board and Staff members

The highest decision-making body of Eurodiaconia is the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is hosted by alternate member organisations across Europe.

The AGM decides on the strategy and work plan for the coming year which is monitored by the Supervisory Board. Members are elected for 4 years.

The Board currently consists of:

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Sindre Skeie

Diakonhjemmet, Norway

Chairperson
Victoria Munsey

Victoria Munsey

Diaconia Valdese, Italy

Vice-Chairperson
Olli Holmstrom

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Diakonissalaitos, Finland

Iwona Baraniec

Iwona Baraniec

Diakonia Polska, Poland

Cristian Pavel

Cristian Pavel

Filantropia Timișoara, Romania

Stephanie Scholz

Stephanie Scholz

Diakonie Deutschland, Germany

Vasileios Meichanetsidis

Vasileios Meichanetsidis

Apostolì, Greece

The work of Eurodiaconia is carried out in cooperation with members through topical networks and coordinated by the Eurodiaconia’s secretariat in Brussels, staffed by:

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Heather Roy

Secretary General

Areas of work

  • General Coordination
  • Internal and External Relationships
  • Economic and Social Policies
  • Faith in Social Care

Languages: English, French

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Rita Fober

Head of Advocacy
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Areas of work

  • Coordination of policy work
  • Employment and social affairs
  • European Semester / Recovery and Resilience
  • European Pillar of Social Rights

Languages: English, Hungarian

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Stefan Kitzmann

Policy and Membership Development Officer

Areas of work

  • Access to Employment
  • Extreme Poverty
  • Youth Inclusion
  • Urban Areas

Languages: English, German

Kewan Mildred

Kewan Mildred

Policy and Membership Development Officer

Areas of work

  • Social Services
  • Diaconia and Covid-19
  • Social Innovation
  • Healthy Ageing and Long-Term Care

Languages: English, Lamnso, Dutch, French

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Vera Nygard

Policy, Projects and Research Officer

Areas of work

  • Research
  • Projects and Partnership Development
  • Youth Inclusion
  • EU Funding

Languages: English, Swedish, Finnish, French

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Henriette Umutesi

Office Manager

Areas of work

  • Administration
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Membership
  • Human Resources

Languages: English, French, Kinyarwanda

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Abriel Schieffelers

Policy and Membership Development Officer

Areas of work

  • Migration and Social Inclusion
  • Migrants Integration
  • Roma Inclusion

Languages: English, Mandarin

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Marta Sappé Griot

Policy Assistant

Areas of work

  • Migration and Social Inclusion
  • Migrants Integration
  • Roma Inclusion

Languages: English, Italian, German

Giorgia

Giorgia Signoretto

Projects Assistant

Areas of work

  • Projects and Partnership Development
  • EU Funding
  • Research

Languages: English, Italian, French

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Magdalena Bordagorry

Policy Assistant

Areas of work

  • Employment
  • Extreme Poverty
  • Social Services

Languages: English, Spanish, French

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Andrew Dickie

Senior Communications and Membership Officer

Areas of work

  • Strategic Communications
  • Membership Engagement
  • Press Enquiries

Languages: English, French

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Daniel Martín Montero

Communications and Events Assistant

Areas of work

  • Strategic Communications
  • Membership Engagement
  • Events

Languages: English, Spanish, French

Statutes and Finance

Eurodiaconia is a registered AISBL (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) in Belgium. Our statutes are available in English and French as well as German. Our internal rules are available in English.

We receive support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014-2020). For further information, please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi.

We receive membership fees, whose system takes into account the economic capacity of each member, as well as solidarity contributions.

Last but not least, since recent years, we receive a grant from the Otto Per Mille Foundation to provide training for members on accessing EU funds.

Eurodiaconia accounts for 2019

2019 2018
INCOME Budget Actual at Year End Variance Actual
Solidarity Contributions and membership fees 144,035 € 149,173 € 5,138 € 142,578 €
Conference Fees 11,000 € 11,046 € 46 € 10,085 €
Grants 586,630 € 611,296 € 24,666 € 592,459 €
Total 741,665 € 771,515 € 29,850 € 745,122 €
2019 2018
EXPENDITURE Budget Actual at Year End Variance Actual
Staffing 530,050 € 496,485 € -33,565 € 503,283 €
Travel, Accommodation and Projects 89,830 € 147,554 € 57,724 € 97,785 €
Services 57,220 € 67,721 € 10,501 € 73,253 €
Administration 58,980 € 53,071 € -5,909 € 63,425 €
Total 736,080 € 764,831 € 28,751 € 737,746 €

Income

  • Membership Fees and solidarity contributions
  • Conference Fees
  • Grants

Expenditure

  • Staffing
  • Travel, Accommodation and Projects
  • Services
  • Administration

Annual General Meeting

The highest decision-making body of Eurodiaconia is the Annual General Meeting. Each year our members decide on the strategy and work plan for the coming year and discuss any other pressing issues.