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Welcome to our new European Secretary
Date: 13.07.2015

In May this year, our former European Secretary, BRENDA Aerts, decided to pursue another career opportunity and resigned from her position as secretary of MIJARC Europe. We would like to take this chance to thank Brenda for her amazing committment, for her outsanding work and her great contribution to the improvement of our movement.

Following a long recruitment and selection process, the European Team decided that ALEXANDRA Solomon, from Romania, should become MIJARC's Europe next European Secretary. Alexandra received the news with great enthusiasm and had the courage to leave her home country and come to Bruxelles to start a new professional and also personal adventure. We wish her the best of luck and we hope this job will bring her satisfaction and everything else she expected!


“Receiving the news that I will join MIJARC Team from the position of European Secretary was a memorable moment, as it was that instance in which I knew that not only will I have the chance to work with and for youth, but also to work along lovely and friendly people. Professionally, being the new European Secretary offers me the opportunity of employing the accumulated experience in working with youth, as well as, to develop additional skills and aptitudes.My aim, for the time that I will be in charge of this position, is to stand up to the level set by the former European Secretaries. The trust which has been granted to me in the moment of my naming represents the opportunity to achieve the expectations of the team and overcome them.

Having the background experiences of being engaged in activities directed towards youth, especially during my EVS in Georgia and the researches focused on youth at the Peace Action Training and Research Institute in Romania, I believe that the role of European Secretary fits me perfectly. Furthermore, I see this role as both a challenge and an opportunity to contribute, by the means of my activities, to a desirable change at the rural youth level.

Finally, it is with great joy that I would like to announce my commitment to the MIJARC Europe team, to the mission and values which it stands for. “

Alexandra Solomon, European Secretary