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 The team

The board makes strategic decisions and supervises the movement's activities and the Secretary General. The board is elected by the Summit on an annual mandate.


Ugnė Budriūnaitė


Vilnius, Lithuania

Ugnė comes from a political science background, which allows her to analyse and explore the current linear economic system and overall climate crisis from a policy and systematic perspective. While working as a ReGeneration 2030’s Communications Coordinator and one of the Circulents group leaders, she also contributed to society's shift towards sustainability on the individual level. For the past year, Ugnė was focusing on educating young people about the circular economy as well as raising societal awareness by communicating about sustainability.

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Board members.


Emilia Nygård

Vice chair

Stockholm, Sweden

Emilia is a graduate student at Stockholm University with an interdisciplinary background. Her main focus lies on the fashion industry and sustainability, however currently studying Political Science and Environmental Science. Originally from Finland, she moved to Stockholm in 2016 pursuing her studies and has during her time in Stockholm been engaged in the Sustainergies Academy; a case-based education in sustainability for students. Her main interest within sustainability is about fashion and water issues, such as cotton industry and wastewater treatment. She’s been a part of the ReGeneration movement since summer of 2022, after taking part in the ReGeneration Week.

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 Zabihullah Roshan


Klaipėda, Lithuania

Zabihullah Roshan is an undergraduate student with a background in private and non-governmental organizations in various capacities. Zabihullah is an avid researcher and his passion for youth capacity building and strategic advocacy inspired him to join the Board of ReGeneration 2030. "Research, knowledge-sharing, and capacity building are pivotal in our fight against climate change and building circular economies,” Zabihullah believes.

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Justina Ramonaitytė

Communications coordinator

Copenhagen, Denmark

Justina is a multimedia designer, who is exploring, how design and communication on various levels can help to solve climate crisis. For this reason, Justina has been delving into design and communication methods, both in commercial and non-commercial environments. From collaborating with sustainable fashion brands to being a Lead Designer at a start-up fighting food waste – FoodOp. Additionally, Justina has been working on finding out how to make circular economy appear more attractive to a younger generation, and therefore, she was one of the Circulents working group leaders.

Johanna Ekebom


Positions papers coordinator

Berlin, Germany

Originally from the Åland Islands, Johanna is on her very final stretch of her Master’s in Public International Law at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. During the pandemic, Johanna became active in ReGeneration 2030 through volunteering. As a board member, she is happy to be able to continue her work for the movement and its future – now from the movement’s very core. As for sustainability topics, Johanna is interested in the relationship between human rights and sustainability as well as making sustainability a norm, while respecting the diversity of people and nature.

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Matilda Agdler

RGW2023 coordinator

Copenhagen, Denmark

Matilda is currently a student of Linguistics in Copenhagen and brings her interest in international communication, collaboration and organisation to the board. Originally from Sweden, she has been part of the ReGeneration movement for some time, and strongly believes in the inclusion of people from all different educational, geographical and societal backgrounds in the fight against climate change. Personally, she has a great passion for the health and well-being of the Baltic Sea, and thinks international cooperation is especially important in this area.

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Isaac Parkes

Board member

London, UK

Isaac is currently studying a master’s degree in behavioural science at the LSE in London. His research focuses on the psychology behind collective environmental action and how we can bring more people to the field of environmental advocacy. Isaac previously lived on the Åland Islands, working with local social development charities ABF-Åland, Ålands Natur och Miljö, and Emmaus, he was previously vice-chair of the board at ReGeneration 2030 last year. He is especially interested in sustainable development and is driven to make sustainable living equally accessible to all members of society.

General board member

Board member

Turku, Finland 

Originally from the Åland Islands, Johanna is on her very final stretch of her Master’s in Public International Law at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. During the pandemic, Johanna became active in ReGeneration 2030 through volunteering. As a board member, she is happy to be able to continue her work for the movement and its future – now from the movement’s very core. As for sustainability topics, Johanna is interested in the relationship between human rights and sustainability as well as making sustainability a norm, while respecting the diversity of people and nature.

The Secretariat.

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Keira Dignan

Secretary General

Malmö, Sweden

Keira Dignan is a climate justice activist who cut her teeth campaigning against the fossil fuel industry in the UK. Keira was part of the student team that campaigned to divest the University of Cambridge’s €7.5bn endowment from fossil fuels. She has since worked in Athens, Greece where she ran a mobile library serving refugee camps and fought against the social and economic exclusion of refugees and migrants in Europe. Keira now lives in Malmö, Sweden.


Vanessa Elena

Project Coordinator

Oulu, Finland

Vanessa holds a Master of Education from Oulu University, specializing in Education and globalization. She has 10 years’ of experience working with local and international development organizations, particularly in the areas of youth, immigrants, project design, public policy development, sustainable development, and Social Justice. Vanessa has coordinated projects with different stakeholders in Malawi, Kenya, and Finland, as well as collaborating remotely with partner organizations in South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Norway.


Alva Danielsson

Movement Coordinator

Stockholm, Sweden

Alva is a climate justice activist in Fridays For Future who’s been school-striking since 2019. Having been organizing and mobilizing the grassroot movement both in her hometown and on a national level in Sweden, she approaches her work in ReGeneration 2030 with the aspect of people power and climate justice. Alva is currently living in Stockholm, and is also coordinating the Climate Live Sweden project where the participants take advantage of the power of music to build momentum and push for change.


Cynthia Lissette Machado

Communications Intern

Helsinki, Finland

Lissette is a Mexican living in Finland. She is a biologist passionate about nature, the ocean, all animals, and climate change. She’s been part of non-profit organizations for seven years now, and will be focusing on social media for the recruitment of ReGeneration Week 2023. Her background in Sustainability started when she studied her first Master on Sustainable Development, focusing on clean energies. Now she is part of the team after participating in ReGeneration Week 2022 as  a volunteer. She is using her experience in this sector to promote and raise awareness about RGW23.


Laura Pohto

Communications Intern

Helsinki, Finland

With a background in business economics, Laura has gained clear insights into the workings of the system she is determined to change. She is especially interested in novel models and approaches that can facilitate a just transition. She is focused on exploring ways to mobilize resources from the private sector for social and climate good, and has a particular interest in climate financing and carbon neutrality. She has recently conducted research on this subject from a public financing perspective. Laura became a part of ReGeneration 2030 by joining the Circulents group.


Become part of a working group.

Each of our main activities is guided by working groups and anyone with an interest in the focus area of the working group can join. Being part of a working group is a great way to be engaged in the ReGeneration 2030 movement. As a part of a working group, you get to work together with a team of young people and develop and gain new skills. Drop us a line at if you are interested! To learn more about the working groups, read the descriptions below.

The ReGeneration Week content group.

This group is responsible for designing our annual event, the ReGeneration Week. This includes deciding the agenda with its structure, methods and invited guests and designing the guidelines for admission of participants. The group does not decide on matters of personnel or financial resources. You should join the group if you want to take part in planning a high-level event!

The Communications Team.

This group is responsible for crafting content on the external communication channels (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube), newsletter and website. The work is carried out according to the strategic documents decided by the board. The group can assist in the revision of strategic documents relating to communications (for instance graphic profile, communication strategy or logotype). Are you passionate about visuals and graphic material, or perhaps see yourself the next as a sustainability star-writer? Then the communications team is right for you!

The Circulents Team.

During the spring of 2021, ReGeneration 2030 conducted a leadership program in circular economy with around 30 participants from the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region. The Circulents group works with advocating the action plan that the participants of the Leadership Programme on Circular Economy created. This eight-theme action plan tackles areas in which change is necessary. The circulents team encourages young people to get inspired and start promoting their suggestions as a way to spread the message of circular economy to local political leaders, businesses, and society.  The group’s vision is to create and host educational and inspirational workshops at high schools in the region! The team also contributes to the content of the “Circulents - the new consumers” leadership programme. Are you ready to join the circle?

The Position Paper Working Group.

The Declaration that was adopted during the ReGeneration Week 2021 forms the basis for the movement’s future activities. The working group will build on the declaration with five position papers in the behavioral domains Food, Stuff, Move, Money and Fun. Join this group to propose concrete suggestions towards a more sustainable future!

The finance and vision working group.

This working group is creating and finding funding opportunities for the movement. Apart from a fantastic chance to work with an influential youth movement, we offer you a volunteer position where you can develop your skills in application writing, finances and international cooperation.  You don't need any prior knowledge but in this group you'll get to contribute to expanding and strengthening the ReGeneration 2030!


If you feel like it, then you are a part of it. We invite all youth in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions to engage in our movement.
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