Organisational Structure of the ALDE Party

ALDE Party Governance – the life of a democratic party

European Liberals are a member-driven organisation.

Our members, national political parties and individuals, are at the core of the European Liberal Party.

Their representatives meet at least twice a year at the ALDE Party Congress and Council. The Congress is the highest decision-making body electing the political leadership and adopting policies. The Council, composed of a smaller number of representatives discusses membership applications and approves the annual budget of the party.

The political leadership, the President, the Treasurer and 9 Vice-Presidents, form the Bureau that sets the day-to-day political guidelines and is elected by Congress for a mandate of 2 years.

In the ALDE Party Headquarters in Brussels, the daily management of the Party’s activities is led by the Secretary-General and a team of more than 20 colleagues.

In the European Parliament, the Renew Europe Group (composed of ALDE’s MEPs, EDP, PLUS and Renaissance) works towards turning liberal ideas into legislation serving our European interests.

Together with our European liberal youth organisation LYMEC and our Think Tank European Liberal Forum and our partner organisations the ALDE Group in the parliamentary assembly in the Council of Europe and the Renew Europe Group in the Committee of the Regions, European Liberals work towards advancing our liberal agenda of promoting open societies and open markets at levels.


ALDE Party Congress

The annual Party Congress, which is the supreme-decision making forum, highlights a key political issue for high level debates. The Congress brings together delegates from all our member parties, our parliamentary group, liberal democrat Commissioners, Ministers, MPs and representatives of the European Liberal Youth. Congress delegates elect the ALDE Party Bureau members and adopt the political resolutions and common electoral programme for the European elections.

ALDE Party Council

The ALDE Party Council is the party’s second highest decision-making body and meets at least twice a year. Delegates of full member parties are empowered to speak and act on behalf of the ALDE Party. The Council approves membership applications, membership fees, the party’s annual budget and accounts and nominates the Secretary General.

ALDE Party Bureau

The Bureau provides the ALDE Party with its day-to-day guidance. The President, Vice-Presidents and Treasurer of the Bureau are elected every two years at the Congress.

ALDE Party Secretariat

The Secretary General is in charge of the daily management of the Party. The scope and financial limitations of the management powers are defined by the ALDE Party bureau.
The staff members support the Secretary General in his day-to-day work and the realisation of the Party’s objectives.

European Liberal Youth - LYMEC

Established in 1976, the European Liberal Youth - LYMEC represents 250 000 young liberal democrats and seeks to promote European Liberal Democrat values among young European people.

Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament

Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament sit in the Renew Europe Group and currently comprise 98 members from 22 countries of which 66 represent ALDE Party members, along with EDP, PLUS and Renaissance. They share common values and a common vision for Europe. The group is led by former Prime Minister Dacian CIOLOȘ (Partidul Libertate, Unitate și Solidaritate, Romania).

European Liberal Forum - ELF

Closely linked to the ALDE Party and the Group in the European Parliament the non profit association ELF brings together national political foundations and think-tanks in the European Union who, within the framework of liberal, democratic and reformist ideals, wish to contribute to the European Union. Through education, training, research and the promotion of active citizenship the Forum contributes to the debate on European public policy issues and the further process of European integration.

Jacob MOROZA-RASMUSSEN

Jacob MOROZA-RASMUSSEN

SECRETARY GENERAL

Responsible for the overall strategic direction, resource management and growth of ALDE Party, as well further developing the relationship with member parties and its community of stakeholders.

Tel: +32 2 237 01 41

Hans van Baalen

Hans van Baalen

VVD, the Netherlands – President

Henrik Bach Mortensen

Henrik Bach Mortensen

Venstre, Denmark – Vice President

Daniel Berg

Daniel Berg

Momentum, Hungary – Vice President

Baroness Sal Brinton

Baroness Sal Brinton

Liberal Democrats, the United Kingdom – Vice President

Dita Charanzová

Dita Charanzová

ANO 2011, Czech Republic – Vice President

Timmy Dooley

Timmy Dooley

Fianna Fail, Ireland – Vice President

Luis Garicano

Luis Garicano

Ciudadanos, Spain – Vice President

Ilhan Kyuchyuk

Ilhan Kyuchyuk

MRF, Bulgaria – Vice President

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

FDP, Germany – Vice President

Annelou van Egmond

Annelou van Egmond

D66, the Netherlands – Vice President

Gašper Koprivsek

Gašper Koprivsek

SMC, Slovenia – Treasurer

Sabine Dechamps

Sabine Dechamps

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL, HEAD OF THE FINANCE & COMPLIANCE UNIT

Responsible for managing and coordinating the administration, finances, and compliance of the Secretariat.

+32 2 237 01 42
[email protected]

Lucie BUBA MALIKE

Lucie BUBA MALIKE

FINANCE MANAGER

Responsible for the regular follow up of the running budget use, financial analysis, payments, and cooperation with the external accountant.

+32 2 551 01 62
[email protected]

Gisela DUCAILLE SINUÉS

Responsible for the invoicing process, reconciling corporate card payments, following the budget use of political projects, and assisting the Deputy Secretary General for the internal verification of compliance.

+32 2 204 08 55[email protected]

Gisela DUCAILLE SINUÉS

FINANCE AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Filipa OLIVEIRA

 

Filipa OLIVEIRA

RECEPTIONIST

Responsible for answering the phone, welcoming guests, arranging catering for small events, travel bookings and inventory.

+32 2 237 01 40
[email protected]

Alessandra RUSSO

Alessandra RUSSO

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER


Responsible for recruiting and onboarding, talent management and rewards for the staff.

+32 2 204 08 53
[email protected]

Didrik de SCHAETZEN

Didrik de SCHAETZEN

HEAD OF THE COMMUNICATION & EVENTS UNIT


ALDE Party Spokesperson. Responsible for advising the President and Secretary General on communication & media matters and managing the work of the unit and its budget.

+32 2 237 01 43
[email protected]

Iiris ANDRÉ

Iiris ANDRÉ

HEAD OF SECTION & DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Responsible for overseeing social media activities, producing communication plans and strategies, and giving trainings to relevant stakeholders.

+32 2 551 01 64
[email protected]

Giulio CRISANTE

 

Giulio CRISANTE

MULTIMEDIA VIDEO PRODUCER

Responsible for creating and developing multimedia content, ensuring the consistency of the brand, and improving engagement.

+32 2 204 08 50
[email protected]

Nadège VAN HOORDE

Nadège VAN HOORDE

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Responsible for producing visuals for social media communication and events, ensure the graphic and visual coherence of ALDE Party products and updating the ALDE Party website content.

+32 2 237 01 45
[email protected]

Anna WANGEN

 

Anna WANGEN

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Responsible for creating and publishing social media content, and providing editorial support for ALDE website, newsletter, and press releases.

+32 2 204 08 56
[email protected]

Laura OWEN-ONSEA

Laura OWEN-ONSEA

HEAD OF THE ENGAGEMENT UNIT

Responsible for ensuring growth of ALDE Party Community in terms of overall numbers and income and renewed development of relationships with stakeholders.

+32 2 237 01 47
[email protected]

Natalie DOMAAS

 

Natalie DOMAAS

POLICY & CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT OFFICER


Responsible for coordinating and disseminating appropriate political content for ALDE Party audiences and events and developing and coordinating ALDE Party corporate engagement activities.

+32 2 551 01 66
[email protected]

Maria Claudia PASTENA

Maria Claudia PASTENA

EVENTS MANAGER

Responsible for managing all aspects of the Party events calendar, including budget, relations with different suppliers, with a focus on large-scale events.

+32 2 551 01 69
[email protected]

Ethan ARSHT

 

Ethan ARSHT

DATA & STRATEGY ADVISER

Responsible for empowering Member Party campaigns and supporting the Research and Empowerment Unit with data analysis.

+32 2 237 01 48
[email protected]

Andrew BURGESS

Andrew BURGESS

SENIOR POLITICAL ADVISER

Responsible for political monitoring and analysis, maintaining activities and contacts with current and prospective member parties, managing political input for Bureau and Council meetings, and preparing Bureau missions.

+32 2 551 01 65
[email protected]

Raluca CIRJU

 

Raluca CIRJU

JUNIOR DATA ANALYST

Responsible for providing data research and analysis, supporting the activities of the Data & Analytics Team, and developing new analytics and database solutions.

+32 2 551 01 63
[email protected]

Daniela MORALES GARCIA

 

Daniela MORALES GARCIA

POLICY DEVELOPMENT ADVISER

Responsible for all EU policy work with the goal of shaping and promoting ALDE party’s narrative, presence, and influence on the European stage.

+32 2 237 01 46
[email protected]

Max SUNDERMANN

Max SUNDERMANN

HEAD OF THE RESEARCH & EMPOWERMENT UNIT

Responsible for analysing data, researching opinion, and coordinating the party empowerment programme.

+32 2 551 01 63
[email protected]

Jan VAN BRAEKEN

Responsible for monitoring and liaising with ALDE Party stakeholders for EU Policy development and assisting ALDE President with daily tasks in Brussels and abroad.

+32 2 204 08 51 [email protected]

Jan VAN BRAEKEN

POLICY OFFICER & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Adam VINK

Adam VINK

ALLIANCE OF HER PROJECT MANAGER

Responsible for all aspects of the Alliance Of Her, including setting the strategic direction.

+32 2 551 01 61
[email protected]

Timothy Asotie

The Nigerian born Italian Timothy Asotie, believes that our cultural differences and our shared values make Europe unique and stronger. Timothy  is a Political Analyst with a B.Sc in Political Science, a post-graduate degree in Intercultural Mediation and a MA in International Relations. His vision as the treasurer for the next two years is to render financial transparency in promoting liberalism and democracy across Europe.

[email protected]

Timothy Asotie

Treasurer

Silvia Fernández

Silvia believes the individual members are an essential body to the ALDE Party, having an incredible potential. Thus, she will work to increase their visibility and make their voice stronger. Within the Steering Committee Silvia serves as Political Officer.

[email protected]

Silvia Fernández

Political Officer

Sven Gossel

As the responsible member of the Steering committee for the activity of our coordinators all over the continent, Sven will dedicate his time to increase the activities in all regions of Europe. “I understand communication, transparency and accountability as crucial elements for my service to our members. It is most important, to empower the field, to focus our motivation and to improve our political standing. I am here to serve this mission. Please contact me with all your needs.”

[email protected]

Sven Gossel

Coordinators Responsible

Laura Hidalgo

Laura is a law student in Brussels passionate about European Union law. Her first political membership was four years ago with the individual members of ALDE Party. She believes the individual members should have an important voice and wants to fight like a liberal to get the message across. For the Steering Committee Laura serves as a PR/PA-officer. 

[email protected]

Laura Hidalgo

PR/PA Officer

Pascal Jacobs

As Marketing and Communications Officer within the Steering Committee, Pascal Jacobs strives for a stronger internal communication and growing visibility of individual members all over Europe. “Next to that, I will focus on bringing our events and activities closer to the needs and wishes of both new and existing individual members. This way I am convinced we can both enhance the commitment and connection of our members and establish a further growth of the amount of members.”

[email protected]

Pascal Jacobs

Marketing and Communications Officer

Clara Puig De Torres-Solanot

Responsible for managing and updating the website and assisting with the production and distribution of social media and internal communication content.

+32 2 204 08 52[email protected]

Clara Puig De Torres-Solanot

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

Mircea Șerdin

Mircea Șerdin

CRM & COMMUNITY MANAGER

Responsible for managing the Individual Membership and the Individual Donors Programmes, administering the parties’ CRM and working on communication such as drafting of email campaigns.

+32 2 237 01 44
[email protected]

Cate Nymann

Responsible for developing ALDE Party’s political positions with the member parties and political leadership, monitoring, and analysing liberal party developments across Europe, and establishing policy working groups and liaising with stakeholders.

+32 2 204 08 54[email protected]

Cate Nymann

HEAD OF THE POLICY AND MEMBERSHIP UNIT

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