2023 poses challenges for both PTPI Europe and PTPI globally. With the problems of PTPI World Headquarters in Kansas City (student travel section), USA, the global organization must move from a mainly centralized organization to a more autonomous and distributed organization.
Discussions are underway to restructure PTPI into a Chapter Network (CN) consisting of three super regions with a mostly volunteer based global coordination center. The latter center is intended to provide cross-region communication and interaction.
PTPI Europe would be located within the Europe, Middle East, Asia (EMEA) region of the CN. Full Regional information here>
The transition period is anticipated to span years 2023 and 2024. During this time the existing PTPI Europe governance structure must be maintained to support ongoing chapter and activities, while a new CN based governance structure is put in place and roles defined and filled. As in the past, members can volunteer to fulfill governance roles, but member voting is required to elect people to these positions.
The remainder of this web page is broken into two sections: 1) current PTPI Europe governance roles and possible model for the CN EMEA region; 2) global coordination center governance roles.
Please nominate people for one of the roles shown below, or even volunteer yourself. You need no more than two hours each month – this must be possible for some of our community!
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PTPI Europe governance structure and possible model for CN regions
There is an Administrative Board, a European Executive Committee (EEC), and some support groups governing PTPI Europe. This governance structure has a number of positions to be filled with volunteers that are willing to serve during the transition period, and possibly into the CN era. It is a great opportunity for our youth members to learn and gain experience in running an organization.
Administrative Board – the legal entity (Est. 1970, updated 2015)
Director-general – Chalks Richard Corriette, Belgium
Treasurer – Hannelore Buchler, Germany
Secretary – Rolf Dahlberg, Sweden
Finance officer (day-to-day admin) – Julie Mason, Belgium
Web master – Victor Vilceanu – Romania
IT Support – Nicolas Dupont, Belgium
Strategic communications – Corinne Foster, UK
Youth advisor – Angel Dimitrievski, North Macedonia
Erasmus & sustainability advisor – Carlo Sanna, Sardinia
European Executive Committee (EEC)
|Youth Coordination Officer||
EEC Support Groups
|Operations Group (Hub/Office – Brussels)||
||John di Stefano
|Advisory Group||Ernst Honneger (CH)
Heather Excel (UK)
Verena Denk (DE)
Valeria Magistrelli (IT)
Michael Hermida (USA)
In past years at our Conference, we voted in a new EEC. In these days of great technology, it makes more sense to move our Council meetings online via Zoom. This allows everyone to participate and have a say, not just those attending the conference.
Global Coordination Center (2024 and beyond) governance
Steering Group – Global Leadership Team
Mary Jean Eisenhower, Representing the Eisenhower Foundation KC
|Global Vice Treasurer||
|Global Youth Officer||
||Demba Kandeh (the Gambia)|
|Global Communications Officer
|Global Member Officer||
||Michael Hermida (USA)|
|Global Operations Officer||
||Chalks Corriette (Belgium)|
|Regional Officer (3)||
||Americas: Ruth Allen (USA)
Asia: Ruriko Nakajima (Japan)