CANDIDATE FOR THE POST OF RAPPORTEUR
OF THE CONFERENCE OF INGOs
(Election 30 January 2014)

PRESENTATION

Anna RURKA

Position in the INGO

President

Full title and acronym of the INGO

European Committee for home-based priority action for the Child and the Family (EUROCEF)

Year participatory status was granted to the INGO

2003

Date of birth

20/03/1978

Nationality

Polish

Working languages

English, French, Polish

MOTIVATION

Ladies and gentlemen,

Having worked originally as a social worker, I am currently a teacher and researcher at a Parisian university. I have always managed to combine my professional activities with my social commitment. The country of my birth taught me how important it is for civil society to be involved in dialogue and constructing social ties, which are the building blocks of democracy.

As the President of Eurocef (European Committee for Home-Based Priority Action for the Child and the Family), which is one of the Conference’s member INGOs, I believe in the power of these collective bodies, which can give decision-making bodies the benefit both of their technical expertise and of their practical knowledge of the political and strategic choices to be made to act in an effective, efficient and coherent manner. This stems of course from my own beliefs but also from the European projects which Eurocef has run in partnership with the Conference of INGOs and under the patronage of the Council of Europe.

For several years, I have been actively involved in the work of the Conference of INGOs, particularly as a representative on various committees of experts. Recently, I have been carrying out the duty, assigned to me by the President of the Conference, of representing the Conference on the Lanzarote Committee (Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse). In connection with this task, a working group on the subject has been set up by the Human Rights Committee.

As a logical extension of this commitment I have decided to stand as a candidate for the post of Rapporteur of the Bureau of the Conference of INGOs in order to place my skills at the service of everyone, in a spirit of collaboration and complementarity.