Board Members
Meet the Team!
Virgilio Falco

Chairman

Country: Italy

Virgilio Falco (28) is the EDS Chairman. Graduaded in Law at the LUMSA University of Rome, he is the President of a EDS’ member organization, StudiCentro. He passed a political science MicroMaster organized by University of Oxfordx and Blavatnik School of Governament. He served as Deputy Secretary General and, for two terms, as Vice Chairman of EDS. Falco worked at the Chamber of Deputies and at an online university. He has been President of the education committee of the National Youth Council of Italy and he writes for several newspapers (Il Foglio, Il Giornale, Formiche) on education and political matters. He is been audited several times by Parliament and the Ministry of Education on the reforms of the school and the university. He carries out volunteering activities at the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, in the Vatican City.

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Tomasz Kaniecki

Secretary General

Country: Poland

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Sara Juriks

Vice-chairwoman

Country: Norway

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Tommi Pyykkö

Vice-Chairman

Country: Finland

Tommi Pyykkö (28) lives in Helsinki, Finland, where he studied French, European Studies and Political Science at the University of Helsinki. He has been an active member of TK Finland since 2013 and as from January 2016 he has served as the international secretary. His first EDS event was in September 2015 in Brussels and since the Winter University in Berlin (2016) he has been representing TK Finland in every Council Meeting. During the last working year (2016 – 2017) he has been a part of the Social Media Team. His main responsibilities within the bureau are the publications, but also to help the others, so that the whole bureau can succeed in its goals. In the future his aim is to combine his studies and political experience into an EU-related career. An objective that has become more interesting and attractive year by year during his years in TK Finland, EDS and also during his internship at the EPP Group in the Parliament.

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Beppe Galea

Vice-Chairman

Country: Malta

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Pantelis A. Poetis

Vice-Chairman

Country: Cyprus

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Carlo Giacomo Angrisano Girauta

Vice-Chairman

Country: Spain

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Robert Kiss

Vice-Chairman

Country: Romania

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Mihaela Radu

Vice-Chairwoman

Country: Moldova

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Gergely Losonci

Vice-Chairman

Country: Hungary

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Libertas Ezako

Deputy Secretary General

Georgios Chatzigeorgiou

Honorary Chairman

Georgios Chatzigeorgiou (27) was born in Larnaca, Cyprus. He holds a Bachelor degree in Law and is a Barrister-at-law of the Honorable society of Lincoln's Inn in the United Kingdom. Georgios also holds a Masters degree in Corporate Law from University College London (UCL). He is a member of the British and Cypriot Bar Council. Georgios is the Honorary Chairman of EDS and he has been the Chairman of the organisation from August 2015 until August 2017. He is a member of the Political Bureau of DISY, the ruling Party in Cyprus, as well as a member of the Political Bureau of NEDISY. In April 2017, Georgios was elected to the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe for the term 2018-19. Georgios has been involved in youth politics since 2006 when he joined NEDISY's pupil branch MAKI and became its Chairman in 2008. Since then, he has held several local and national positions. Georgios has been active in EDS since the Winter University in Lviv, Ukraine in 2013 and served two terms as EDS Vice Chair before he became the Chairman in 2015. As Chairman he was principally responsible for the day-to-day running of EDS and some of his specific responsibilities included external representation and fundraising with the Erasmus Plus programme, the Council of Europe and other partners. Georgios assumed an important role in the organisation of EDS events, he assisted the Vice-Chairs in the development of input and output strategies and he has been a speaker in several events on topics such as youth unemployment, entrepreneurship, EU affairs and inclusive societies. Under his leadership EDS witnessed significant growth in member organisations, successful events were organised almost on a monthly basis and the organisation enjoyed financial prosperity. As Honorary Chairman he promotes EDS to the outside world and provides support to the EDS Bureau in fulfilling their tasks.

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