Mr. François Alfonsi - EFA President

U Partitu di a Nazione Corsa, PNC.         

BP 165 

20293 Bastia cedex – Corsica.

T. +33 495322787    F. +33 495316490

Email: president(at)e-f-a(dot)org

 

Born in Ajaccio (Corsica) in 1953

Member of the European Parliament from 2009-2014 for Corsica within the South-East France constituency and Mayor of Osani. He made his name as rapporteur on an own initiative Report in support of endangered languages in 2013, which won overwhelming support (92%) in the European Parliament.

He was Co-Chair of the Intergroup on Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages, and an active member of the Basque Peace Process group. Alfonsi has been a Corsican nationalist since the 1970s, and was elected in 1987 to the Corsican Assembly. He has been Mayor of Osani since 2002.

He is currently a member of the Party of the Corsican Nation (PNC). In the 2009 European elections, he was the second candidate on the ‘Europe Écologie’ list in the South-East region, and was elected to the European Parliament. He was the second Corsican nationalist after Max Simeoni (Green, 1989–1994) to be elected to the European Parliament. Since 2005 he has been an active member in the EFA Party Bureau as Vice-President and Treasurer of the EFA Party.

 

 

Mr. Jordi Solé - Secretary-General of EFA

Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya

Calàbria 166

08015 Barcelona

T. +34 934536005

E. jsole(at)esquerra(dot)cat


Born in Caldes de Montbui (Catalunya) in 1976.

He was a Member of the Catalan Parliament, from 2012 to 2015 (Committee on Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and European Union; and of the Committee of Welfare, Family and Immigration). 

Jordi is ERC’s Deputy Secretary General for Institutional and International Relations since 2011; Mayor of Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, since 2007; he was MEP’s parliamentary advisor from 2002 to 2007

Jordi holds a degree in Political Science (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Master in European Studies (Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt Oder, Germany).

 

 

Lorena Lopez de Lacalle - Treasurer and Vice-President of EFA

Eusko Alkartasuna

Portuetxe 23,1 Donostia – San Sebastian

20018 Gipuzkoa

T. +34 943 020130   F. +34 943 020131 

E: nazioartea(at)euskoalkartasuna(dot)org  

 

Born in Gasteiz (Basque Country) in 1959. 

She graduated at the University of Geneva as Translator and Conference Interpreter. She worked as conference interpreter in, amongst others, Council of Europe, European Parliament, European Commission, European Council and NATO. She speaks Spanish, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and Basque.

From August 2007 until December 2010 she was a member of the Regional Government of Araba as head of the Regional Ministry of Culture, Basque Language and Sports. In July 2011 she became member of the regional Parliament of Araba as member of the Bildu Coalition.

Member of the National Executive of Eusko Alkartasuna since May 2010, as International Relations Secretary. Vice-President of the Alkartasuna Foundation and of Eurobask (Basque Council of the European Movement) since February 2012.

 

 

Jill Evans MEP - Vice-President of EFA

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru, T? Gwynfor, Anson Court, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4AL

T. +44 029 2047 2272

E:   jill.evans-office(at)europarl.europa(dot)eu

Website:  http://www.jillevans.net/

 

Born in Rhondda (Wales) in 1959.

Master Degree in Philosophy, Aberystwyth University

Jill Evans was a councillor for seven years - on the former Rhondda Borough and Mid Glamorgan County Councils and then Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council.

She was elected as Plaid Cymru's Alternate Member of the Committee of the Regions in 1993 and served for four years. Since that year, 1993, she has been the party's representative on the EFA Bureau meeting.

Jill was Chair of Plaid Cymru between 1994 and 1996. In June 1999 she was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for Wales.

Jill Evans was re-elected to the European Parliament in 2009 and in 2014 and member of the Green / European Free Alliance (EFA) Group. President of EFA Group since 2009 to 2014.  

 

 

Natalia Pinkowska - Vice-President of EFA

Ruch Autonomii Slaska

Ks. Norberta Bonczyka 9/4                                                                                 

40209 Katowice/Slaska                                                        

Tel: +48501369221                                               E: n.pinkowska(at)autonomia(dot)pl                   

 

Born in Katowice (Upper Silesia) in 1983. In 2007, she graduated from the University of Silesia’s college for Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities, holding a degree in English and German Translation and Interpretation. Towards the end of her studies, she became involved in Ruch Autonomii ?l?ska – Silesian Autonomy Movement, where she acts as secretary general for the 2015-2019 term of office. Over the past four years she represented RA? as the president of the council for one of the districts in the city of Katowice, before moving on to an advisory position with the regional government for Silesia voivodship.

 

 

Miguel Martinez Tomey - Vice-President of EFA

Chunta Aragonesista 

Conde de Aranda, 14-16, 1°.

50003 Zaragoza.

T. +34 976284242   F. +34 97628281311

E : europacha(at)gmail(dot)com

 

Miguel Martínez Tomey (Zaragoza, 1964) holds a degree in History from the University of Zaragoza. He has a Master's degree in European Communities at the Royal Institute of European Studies in Zaragoza and in International Relations at the United States International University of San Diego (USA), followed by an internship in the Political Affairs Directorate of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg). He has worked as a lobbyist in the European Consumer Movement and has been Technical Director of the representation of the Government of Aragon before the European Union in Brussels. He is a member of the “Consell d'a Fabla Aragonesa”, the “Aragonesista Foundation June 29” and the chief director of the “Gaspar Torrente Foundation” for research and development of the movement to promote the Aragonese culture, language and history.

He has been Chief of Cabinet of the Town Hall of Zaragoza and Municipal Coordinator of his group in this institution. He is currently responsible for Europeans Affairs of Chunta Aragonesista (CHA) and member of the bureau of the Coppieters Foundation.

 

 

David Grosclaude - Vice-President of EFA

Partit Occitan

9 Rue des Liserons

31500 Tolosa

Occitania

E:grosclaude.david@wanadoo.fr 

Born in Chinon (Occitania) on April 14th 1958

Journalist and long standing activist for the preservation and promotion of the Occitan language in France. He was one of the pioneers of TV broadcasts in Occitan in the early 80s and also translated several books in Occitan, including Asterix.

In May 2015, he started a hunger strike to force the French government keep its promises and finally approve the operation of the Public Office for the Promotion of the Occitan language (OPLO). His fight was successful and the Office started working a few months later.

 

 

Mr. Andrea Cocco - Vice-President of EFA

PSd'Az (Partito Sardo d'Azione)

Piazza Repubblice, 18

09125 Cagliari (CA)

Sardegna

T. +39 3477528327

E : andreacocco75(at)gmail(dot)com

 

Born in Cagliari (Sardinia) in 1975, he graduated in Political Sciences of International Relationships.

He has held institutional assignments in the government of the town of Serramanna from 1997 to 2007 dealing with culture, popular traditions and welfare. He was also the leader of the opposition group from 2012 to 2017

He had the role of secretary at the Cabinets of Public Works and Tourism in the Sardinian Government from 2010 to 2014

Currently He is working at the University of Cagliari where is committed to supporting the employability of young graduates.

From 2000 to today he has always been part of the National Council of the Partidu Sardu- Partito Sardo d'Azione, also holding the position of Vice President from 2012 to 2015.

He is currently a member of the National Secretariat of Partidu Sardu- Partito Sardo d'Azione with the role of foreign affairs manager.

He is also currently President of the Alliance of Free Peoples

 

 

 

Ms. Anke Spoorendonk- Vice-President of EFA

SSW Landesverband

Schiffbruecke 42

D-24939 Flensburg

Sydslesvig

T: +4946173187

E: anke.spoorendonk(at)ssw(dot)de

 

Anke Spoorendonk belongs to the Danish minority in Southern Schleswig. After completing her high school diploma in 1966 at the Danish Gymnasium Duborg-Skolen in Flensburg, she studied German language and history in Copenhagen and graduated in 1976 as Master of Arts. After her graduation she was a teacher at the Duborg-Skolen in Flensburg. Anke Spoorendonk is widowed and has two children.

She  is a member of the SSW and since 1996 belongs to the national SSW executive board.

From 1990 to 1996, Anke Spoorendonk was district councillor of the district Schleswig-Flensburg. From 1996 to 2012, she was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Landtag for the SSW, the party being freed from the five percent threshold. Until 2009, she was the president of the SSW parliamentary group. 

She was also the top candidate of her party in the state parliament election in Schleswig-Holstein in 2012. Following SSW’s participation in the red-green-blue governmental coalition, Spoorendonk became Minister of Justice, Europe and Culture (from 2012 to July 2017).

 

 

Wouter Patho - Vice-President of EFA

Nieuw Vlaamse Alliantie

Koningsstraat 47 bus 6

1000 Brussel  Vlaanderen

T. +32 22194930   F. +32 22173510

E: info(at)n-va(dot)be

Wouter Patho (Antwerp, 1981) is teacher history and geography and was teacher for 7 years in a secondary school in Oostmalle.

From the very beginning of the party, he is member of the N-VA.  As a member of the national board of the party's youth section (now Jong N-VA, then Ronduit! N-VA), he was engaged in Flemish and Republican action, political education and international contacts.

In 2009 he started as a political assistant of MEP Frieda Brepoels, dealing with the issue of self-determination.  For that, he had a close cooperation with the members of buro and staff of the European Free Alliance. Today he works alongside MEP Mark Demesmaeker.

In addition to his activities in the European Parliament,  Wouter also has a political mandate in his home town. He is member of the board, responsible for social affairs, housing policy and president of the Public Centre for Social Welfare (OCMW- Openbaar Centrum voor Maatschappelijk Welzijn) in the community of Malle (North of Flanders I between Antwerp and Turhout I 15,000 inhabitants).

But in the first place, Wouter is the proud father of two lovely sons (Tijl and Hannes) and partner of Nele.

 

 

 

Olrik Bouma - Vice-President of EFA

Fryske nasjonale Partij

Obrechtstrjitte 32                                          

NL-8916 EN Ljouwert

Fryslân

T. +31 582131422 

E. olrik.bouma(at)fnp(dot)frl

 

Born in Skarsterlân (Frylân) in 1985.

Olrik Bouma studied International and European Law in Groningen. He was active in the Fryske Nasjonale Partij (FNP) before starting an internship for EFA in 2011. Subsequently, he also completed an internship for the Centre Maurits Coppieters, the political foundation of EFA. In 2013, Olrik started working as the coordinator and secretary-general for the European Free Alliance Youth (EFAy). In his work for all three different organisations in the EFA family, he has become a regular staff member in the Brussels offices.

 

 

 

Anders Eriksson - Vice-President of EFA

                                                                             

Ålands Framtid

AX-22100 Mariehamn

Åland

T: + 358 457 343 1360

E: fam.eriksson(at)aland(dot)net

 

Born in 1960, Anders Eriksson was one of the co-founders of Alands Framtid and a long standing member of the Aland Island Parliament (Lagting).

He was also the representative of AF to the Nordic Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

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