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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.

Board members.

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Violetta Massala

Chairperson

Lappeenranta, Finland

Violetta is a Regeneration Economist, born in the magical land of Kazakhstan, and now living in Finland. She makes it her mission to find solutions to the problems that face our world and how to be moving into a sustainable future. Whether it is to change the business model towards more sustainability or solve a business case for the company that wishes to go green, she takes pride in providing the best service she can promptly and bravely to make a change - one step at a time.

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Isaac Parkes

Vice chair

Mariehamn, The Åland Islands

Isaac is currently living on the Åland islands, undertaking a volunteering project through the European Solidarity Corps. He is originally from England, where he graduated from the University of Bristol with a bachelor’s degree in economics, focusing on environmental economics. Daily, he works with environmental and social development organisations such as ABF-Åland, Ålands Natur och Miljö and SKUNK. He is especially interested in sustainable development and is driven to make sustainable living equally accessible to all members of society.

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Bára Örk Melsted

Board member

Hólmavik, Iceland

Bára is currently studying a bachelor's in Psychology. She has a great passion for arts and an interest in combining both art and psychology to deal with environmental and social challenges as well as the system change we need to achieve the SDG’s. During the past few years, Bára has been active in community theaters and student organisations whilst being an active citizen on multiple levels related to sustainability. 

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Jessica Brunnberg

Board member

Stockholm, Sweden

Jessica is pursuing a master’s degree in Environmental Social Science at Stockholms University. With prior experience within youth engagement and the SDGs, she is now doing an internship working with the preparations for Stockholm+50. With a passion for more inclusive democratic processes, multilevel governance and environmental justice  - she believes youth can bring the changes necessary to transform our society into a sustainable one.

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Nikolai Fedostsev

Board member

St. Petersburg, Russia

Nikolai was born in central Russia and is now graduating in Philology in Saint-Petersburg. He also works as an English Teacher, helping students to pass exams successfully in order to get into university. He has a great passion for literature and environmental changes. As a new board member, he’s looking forward to rethinking the system and to making sure that being sustainable will be a new trend in 2022.

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Judit Olofsson

Board member

Visby, Sweden

Judit holds a Bachelors in European Studies and a Masters in Management, and now works as an administrative official for the Swedish Enforcement Authority on Gotland. She has previously worked with sustainability through Sustainergies Academy and has also completed a course in Green Business Strategy offered by HKUST on Coursera. Judit has previously been active in different student and youth organisations and firmly believes in the ability of young people to make real change happen.

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Olga Sobota

Board member

Krakow, Poland

Olga has a bachelor degree in Environmental Conservation and MSc in Evolutionary biology, focusing on climate change-driven changes in ecosystems. She has been involved in the Baltic University Programme, local initiatives and Regeneration 2030 since the very beginning. She has gained experience working in the field in research projects and continues to learn more and also educate others, especially the Sustainable Development Goals that are the closest to her heart - life on land, below water and climate action.

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Johanna Ekebom

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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Ella Turta

Secretary General

Gothenburg, Sweden

Originally from Finland, Ella is now living in Sweden where she recently finished her Master’s studies in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Professionally, Ella has operated both within civil society and in public administration and a common thread throughout her work has been advocating for the importance of strong youth participation in decision-making. Ella has experience from leading a youth organization and with a strong belief in value-based leadership, she strives for creating organizational structures that stimulate engagement and empower broad and just participation.
 

Email: ella@regeneration2030.org

Tel: +46 70 6202 146

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Ugnė Budriūnaitė

Communications Intern

Vilnius, Lithuania

Ugnė is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Vilnius University. Professionally, she is interested in political communication and the media’s influence on public opinion. Ugnė is an Alumni of the Leadership Program in Circular Economy. Since then she is inspired and encouraged to publicize the concept of sustainability, responsible consumption as well as circularity and believes that youth has a very important role in representing it.

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 info@regeneration2030.org if you are interested! To learn more about the working groups, read the descriptions below.

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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 Declaration 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!

JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

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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