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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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Bára Örk Melsted

Chairperson

Hólmavik, Iceland

Bára is currently studying Psychology at the University of Iceland. She has a great passion for arts and interest in combining both art and psychology to deal with environmental and social challenges. 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. According to her, mobilising for the future should be a fun thing!

Olga Amelkina

Vice chairperson

Omsk, Russia

Olga holds two Masters: one in Law from Russia and one in Sustainable Development from Sweden. During her study in Uppsala, she was a leader of the 'WasteLess' project, known for introducing a separate collection of food waste and organizing stuff exchange on campus. Now Olga is working in Omsk at an NGO focusing on waste management. Besides law and sustainability, she is passionate about photography and dance.

Robert Peter

Board member

Berlin, Germany

Robert is a research assistant to a member of the German Parliament and responsible for digital policy. He holds degrees in economics and mathematics and is currently completing his Master in Leadership in Digital Innovation. He has co-initiated several European youth initiatives and is amongst others involved in the FreeInterrail project. It is particularly important to him that no one is left behind when change occurs.

Alix Gabaude

Board member

Gothenburg, Sweden

Coming from France, Alix is a graduate from the University of Gothenburg with a Master in European Studies, focusing on municipal cooperation for sustainability. She has been involved in student and youth initiatives for sustainable development and climate action on the local and international levels for the past few years. She is part of several youth networks, such as UniC. Most notably, she was part of the organising team of EuroEnviro 2019, the biggest European student conference on sustainable development.

Anastasia Selezneva

Board member

St. Petersburg, Russia

Anastasia holds a Master in sustainable development and social entrepreneurship. With her passion in value-based local entrepreneurship, she launched a grass-root initiative to introduce waste separation at local bars. It later evolved into a startup recycling glass into interior decor and art, which now is a business that she leads. Also, Anastasia is producer of a SDG Festival run by the local community “Green City”.

Noah Boivie

Board member

Umeå, Sweden

Noah is studying a bachelor’s degree in economics at Uppsala University. As a project coordinator for environmental and climate issues in the youth council My Europe, within the Frankfurt based Future Think Tank, he has developed experience and know-how in these issues during last couple of years. An interest for social change has also led to  involvement in organisations like the Raoul Wallenberg Academy in Stockholm.

Annika Lepistö

Board member

Mariehamn, the Åland islands

Finnish born Annika calls herself a youth politician and an international backseat-activist. With gender equality and biodiversity as her special interests, Annika has been active both politically and voluntarily. She is a board member in the youth party Swedish Youth. Daily, she works with ecological and social entrepreneurship for children and youth. Annika also acts as Nordic coordinator in the Nordic Youth Biodiversity Network.

Simon Holmström

Board member

Mariehamn, the Åland islands

Simon holds a Master in Environmental Psychology and has a background in the local sustainability movement on Åland. As one of the founding members of ReGeneration 2030 and its first chairperson, it was to Simon quite natural to make a come-back. Nowadays, Simon is a member of the Åland parliament and member of the Nordic Council, pushing for sustainability in every policy field.

The Secretariat.

Ella Turta

Secretary General

Gothenburg, Sweden

Originally from Finland, Ella is now living in Sweden finishing 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

Nora Hattar

Communications Manager

Stockholm, Sweden

Nora has recently finished her bachelor’s degree in human rights from Lund University in Sweden. She also holds a diploma in events management from APM College of Business and Communications in Sydney. With a big passion for corporate social responsibility and global sustainability and especially sustainable production and consumption related to human rights, the environment, and the economy, she strives to highlight this topic in everything that she does. Nora has experience from working with the youth both professionally and as a volunteer within the civil society. She strongly believes in empowering the youth to make a change and collaborating between international borders in order to realise Agenda 2030.

Email: nora@regeneration2030.org

Tel: +46 730 738 498

Jessica Brunnberg

Communications Intern

Stockholm, Sweden

Jessica is currently pursuing a Master's degree at Stockholm's University in Political Science, with a specialization in Environmental Social Science. She has several years of experience within youth engagement and the sustainability field, whereas her initial focus in the last years has been as SDGs ambassador for the UN Association of Sweden. With a passion for an interdisciplinary understanding of sustainability, environmental justice, and multilevel governance - she believes that the voices of young people can bring the necessary change to transform our society into a sustainable one. 

Email: jessica@regeneration2030.org

Tel: +46 704920615

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The Team behind the 2021 ReGeneration Week consists of a content group of youth and employed staff.

The ReGeneration Week Team.

Johanna Stenback

Head of Production

Vasa, Finland

Heidi Kråkström

Production Coordinator

Helsinki, Finland

Jenny Ingman

Director of documentary series

Vasa, Finland

Simon Holmström

Team member

Mariehamn, the Åland islands

See description above.

Annika Lepistö

Local Coordinator

Mariehamn, the Åland islands

See description above.

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Anastasia Selezneva

Team member

St. Petersburg

See description above

Olga Sobota

Team 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.

Yana Kachenuyk

Team member

Moscow, Russia

Yana is an undergraduate pursuing a major in Material Science with a focus in Physics at Duke Kunshan University located outside Shanghai, China. She is a winner of the national competition of scientists with the research focusing on minimizing CO2 emissions at oil production. Coming from Russia, she understands the importance of sustainable education and climate action. Over the last three years, she focused on promoting sustainability in Russia by working with local organizations. Now, for the third year, Yana is working as a working group member with ReGeneration2030.

Jonathan Vik

Team member

Helsinki, Finland

Jonathan has recently moved to the Finnish capital to study political science at the University of Helsinki. Originally, he is from the Åland islands where he during his high school years got involved in the youth-centered parts of the local sustainability movement. Since its foundation he has been the chairperson for a small and local youth environmental organisation but he has also been involved with sustainability in other ways as well, such as this role.

Dan Sundqvist

Team member

Mariehamn, the Åland islands

Being one of the founders of ReGeneration 2030, Dan cannot help taking part in the development of the Summit. His interest in sustainability comes from the social sector, where he has been working with children's rights, integration and other inclusion issues. He is currently the chairperson of the Åland Red Cross, passionate about driving change for those who are to be empowered.

Tinna Hallgrímsdóttir

Team member

Reykjavik, Iceland

Tinna has long been an activist in the field of sustainable development and the environment. Currently, she holds the position of the vice-chairperson of the Icelandic Youth Environmentalist Association. She is also the Icelandic Youth Representative for the United Nations in the field of sustainable development, as well as the vice-representative in the field of human rights. Tinna is doing her graduate studies in Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Iceland along with an extra graduate diploma in Practical Equality Studies.

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This team is in charge of creating content to the Leadership project on circular economy until the project has formally started and elected its own Steering Group. Representatives of the partner organisations are also a part of the project management.

The Circulents Team.

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Bára Örk Melsted

Team member

Hólmavík, Iceland

See description above.

Olga Amelkina

Team member

Omsk, Russia

See description above.

Annika Lepistö

Team member

Mariehamn, the Åland islands

See description above.

Liisa Aavik

Team member

Tallinn, Estonia

Liisa is a circular economy researcher and a low waste coach from Estonia. She teach us how to reduce waste through her blog, articles, workshops and speaking engagements. By education, she holds a Master in Psychology, by experience she has experience within journalism and  marketing. At the moment, whe acts as a circular economy project manager and researcher for Technopolis Group.

Simon Holmström

Team member

Mariehamn, the Åland islands

See description above.

Antanas Valčiukas

Team member

Vilnius, Lithuania

Antanas is a Master of Creative Communication and an alumni of the Climate Innovation Center. He works at establishing circularity in an industrial scale plastic manufacture business. Together with his colleagues in Lithuania he is striving to build up green and circular models of consumption to be able to compete in global markets. During the last year, Antanas has helped ReGeneration 2030 with spreading its messages across the region.

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The social media accounts, this website and the news letter are administered by these people.

The Communications Team.

Noah Boivie

Team member

Uppsala, Sweden

See description above.

Annika Lepistö

Team member

Mariehamn, the Åland islands

See description above.

Simon Holmström

Team member

Mariehamn, the Åland islands

See description above.

Alix Gabaude

Team member

Gothenburg, Sweden

See description above.