EYP Governing Body

The Governing Body (GB) is the international board of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) that represents the interests of the network as a whole. It is mainly responsible for the strategic development of the EYP and for facilitating the work of the organisation at the international level. In collaboration with the national committees and the members of the organisation, it establishes guidelines that ensure the quality and safety of the EYP’s activities, and it oversees the three annual International Sessions.

The GB is composed of six elected members, four of which are elected by the National Committees and two by the EYP’s members. A representative of the Schwarzkopf Foundation also sits on the GB. The Executive Director of the EYP participates in every meeting.

The members of the Governing Body in 2021 are: Aritz Labrador (Spain), Janis Fifka (Germany), Julia Fahy (Ireland), Lika Abramishvili (Georgia), Ludovica Formicola (Italty), Nikola Popovic (Serbia), Luisa Seiler (Germany) (Executive Director, Schwarzkopf-Foundation)

Who we are

  • Aritz Labrador

    I am eager to sustain the development of the EYP network in these difficult times, support NCs after the Corona-break and reinforce our educational mission, as well as our impact in society.
  • Janis Fifka

    Being in the Governing Body allows me to learn a lot about organisational development and creating processes that combine creative problem-solving of everyday issues, a good sense for potentials and innovation as well as the manifold needs of all the different people in our network. To shape EYP, in which I have grown myself for a decade now, in such a prominent position is really something extraordinary.
  • Julia Fahy

    I am delighted to be joining the Governing Body this year and feel very motivated already by the impact that EYP has in the lives of those it reaches. I hope to contribute to this impact in a thoughtful and effective way and help to steer the network towards its long-term vision. I especially look forward to connecting with members across the network along the way.
  • Lika Abramishvili

    I am very motivated to be part of EYP's governing structure as I am willing to bring the change and push forward new ideas in the network. It is truly inspiring to see the impact of EYP on young people. How they continue their work as active citizens, amplify their peers' voices and put their generation in the centre of decision-making. Moreover, my motivation would be to learn and grow with the network and commit to its values through diligence and work ethic.
  • Ludovica Formicola

    My main motivation to be part of the Governing Body is to provide EYPers with all the necessary tools to become authentic changemakers. Empowering young people to carry out new projects for active citizenship is the beating heart of our organisation, as well as a great source of inspiration.
  • Nikola Popovic

    The EYP has always been an organisation that pushes you forward and it allows for self-discovery in a welcoming environment. Being a part of the EYP brings many opportunities to work together with inspiring young people on truly global issues.
  • Luisa Seiler