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gal. However, he was born in a small town called Guarda. His main responsibilities are the Financial Management of ELSA and the assets of ELSA International. His main focuses during this year are the financial stability of our Association as well as taxation. He is also the Chairman of the ELSA Development Foundation. Irakli Samkharadze from Tbilisi, Georgia is the Vice President for Student Trainee Exchange Programme (STEP). His main goal is to provide law students with the unique opportunity of working abroad while improving soft skills and contributing to the internationality of law students in Europe. Zosya Stankovskaya, originally from Chernivtsi, Ukraine is the Vice President for Seminars and Conferences, and thus one of the people responsible for the Legal Education challenges in ELSA. She will focus on promoting the International Focus Programme (IFP) within the Network. She will also focus on the quality of the S&C events and on continuing the cooperation on the field of Delegations. With one position vacant after the elections, we appointed Khrystyna Brodych, also from Ukraine, as the Director for Academic Activities. She will coordinate the Academic Activities of ELSA focusing on Legal Education, promoting legal writing and legal research, mainly innovating and improving the area. Last but not least, the International Board 2011/2012 will have the great help of an eight person living in the House. That person is the Director for Moot Court Competitions and her name is Liisa Oravisto, from Helsinki. She will be the person in charge of the Moot Courts of ELSA, the successful ELSA Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organisation Law (EMC2) and the challenging project of the Human Rights Moot Court organised in cooperation with the Council of Europe. These eight people will contribute to the fulfilment of ELSA´s Vision: “a just world in which there is respect for human dignity and cultural diversity”. We set our main goals and focus in our One Year Operational Plan (OYOP) and we are fully motivated in the achievement of these defined objectives. We will have one year to develop, to consolidate and to live ELSA and we want to include our alumni in achieving these goals. The years 2011 and 2012 are crucial years in ELSA’s history. We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of our Association and this moment is important for gathering the past generations and for thinking about the future. We started this process during the anniversary debate in ICM Poznan, receiving inputs from alumni on how ELSA worked during their time in the Association as well as their point of view on how we can be proactive in including alumni in our projects. As a consequence, ELSA will work closely with ELS in transferring contacts for providing STEP traineeships in cooperation with alumni. Furthermore, ELSA officers are more aware of their possibilities for finding speakers and academic support from alumni through ELS. The new International Board of ELSA is looking forward to this year and to working together with our alumni. The basis for more effective communication and cooperation has been set – now let us build on it! 11

ELSsential 3/11  

ELSsential is the members' newsletter of ELS – The ELSA Lawyers Society. In edition 3/2011: International Board: Who is the new IB? National...

ELSsential 3/11  

ELSsential is the members' newsletter of ELS – The ELSA Lawyers Society. In edition 3/2011: International Board: Who is the new IB? National...

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