ECPM Board

The board is responsible for protecting the best interests of the organization in several ways: establishing ECPM’s mission and purpose; hiring, monitoring, and evaluating the General Director/ Chief Executive; overseeing the financials and managing resources responsibly; ensuring legal compliance and ethical integrity; enhancing ECPM’s visibility and public standing. The ECPM board is made up of seven members, who meet at least ten times per year.

Valeriu Ghileţchi

ECPM President

Country: Moldova
Career: assistant to Ion Groza (Moldovan MP), former Member of the Moldovan Parliament, former Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and European Integration, former Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
Political party: Independent

Ladislav Ilčić

ECPM Vice-president

Country: Croatia
Career: Member of the European Parliament, President of political party Hrast - Movement for successful Croatia, former Councilor in the City Council of the city of Varaždin, former President of the Committee for Education, Health and Social Welfare of the City Council of the city of Varaždin, former Member of the Croatian Parliament
Political party: Hrast

Jacques Bazen


Country: The Netherlands
Career: Senior Lecturer on Entrepreneurship and International Economics at Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Political party: SGP

Filip Łajszczak

Country: Poland
Career: former APA to MEP Marek Jurek, former Head of the Multilateral Cooperation Division in the Chancellery of the Sejm
Political party: Prawica Rzeczypospolitej

Karin Heepen

Country: Germany
Career: Chairwoman of Bündnis C; former board member of Sallux; lecturer at various educational institutes in Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology and Ethics.
Political party: Bündnis C

Leon Meijer

Country: The Netherlands
Career: Member of the ChristenUnie (CU, The Netherlands) national board, responsible for international affairs; Alderman for the City of Ede; Dutch Ministry of Health- chairman of the national prevention program on alcohol consumption; Former policy advisor in European Parliament
Political party: ChristenUnie

Michal Považan

Country: Slovakia
Career: Board member and General Manager of the Kresťanská únia (KU, Slovakia); Coordinator for media relations and social network engagement for KU; Former political coordinator for Youth Council of Slovakia; Former Director of European Projects for GreenWay (company that builds electric cars infrastructure)
Political party: Kresťanská únia

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