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Babel international members have elected a new board

Article published on March 31, 2014
Article published on March 31, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Babel International members have elected their new Board at the association's Ex­tra­or­di­nary Gen­eral As­sem­bly last week end in Niza.

Composed of 4 Bureau members and 3 Steering Committee advisors, the new team aims to provide adequate representation our European network and the appropriate mix of skills to meet strategic goals of the association. 

Our Ex­tra­or­di­nary Gen­eral As­sem­bly fol­lowed 3 days of amaz­ing learn­ing & brain­storm­ing ses­sions at our ShakeUp Eu­rope 2014 Sem­i­nar. 40 local team lead­ers from the Cafeba­bel net­work and part­ner or­ga­ni­za­tions (Youth4­Me­dia, Nisi ­Masa, Eu­ro­pean Youth Press, Eu­ro­pean Youth Par­lia­ment) had the chance to learn from each other and co-con­struct pro­jects that will shape the fu­ture of Eu­ro­pean media

Thank you again for mak­ing this a high­light of our net­work life. Let's keep this in­spir­ing and en­er­gic com­mu­nity spirit alive !

We are pleased to in­tro­duce our new Steer­ing Com­mit­tee team, com­posed of a 4 in­di­vid­ual Bu­reau mem­bers and 4 Steer­ing Com­mit­tee ad­vi­sors:  


Mélanie Sueur - Pres­i­dent

Elina Makri - Vice pres­i­dent

Daniel Spichtinger - Sec­re­tary 

Dawid Krakowiak - Trea­surer  


Babel Bel­gium - rep­re­sented by Nathalie Jusseaume

Babel Berlin - rep­re­sented by Chris­tiane Lötsch 

Babel Pol­ska - rep­re­sented by An­drej Gorz

Babel Rome/ Italy - rep­re­sented by Tiziana Sforza 

On be­half of the whole net­work, I would like to warmly thank our pre­vi­ous pres­i­dent, Mana Li­vard­jani, and the whole pre­vi­ous Steer­ing Com­mit­tee team, for their great work and com­mit­ment over the last 4 years. A huge thanks to out­go­ing mem­bers Roel Hoen­ders (Trea­surer), Lucie Dupin (Babel Stras­bourg) and Clara Far­jardo (Babel Es­pana) who re­main around as ac­tive ba­belians or friends of the Cafeba­bel net­work.

I am ho­n­oured to lead the ef­forts of the new Steer­ing Com­mit­tee team, whose top pri­or­ity will be to sup­port and mon­i­tor the im­ple­men­ta­tion of our Strate­gic plan 2014-2017 that will be car­ried out by Alexan­dre Heully, our Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. 

1) Re­main­ing a lead­ing and in­no­v­a­tive actor in the Eu­ro­pean media en­vi­ron­ment

2) In­creas­ing Cafeba­bel pro­file and vis­i­bil­ity to a wider au­di­ence

3) Im­prov­ing our offer to con­trib­u­tors, the net­work and com­mu­nity

4) En­sur­ing fi­nan­cial sus­tain­abil­ity

5) En­hanc­ing trans­parency and pe­for­mance

Five strate­gic pri­or­i­ties that re­late to key ac­tions and tar­gets for Babel In­ter­na­tional. Ex­cit­ing chal­lenges ahead for our Paris-based Eu­ro­pean Cen­tral Team (RCE), our vol­un­teer com­mu­nity from all around Eu­rope and our ded­i­cated Steer­ing Com­mit­tee.