Elections to NPLD’s Vice Chair took place on 23rd November during the General Assembly meeting in Palma (Balearic Islands, Spain). As a result, Anna Jungner-Nordgren, representative of the Swedish Assembly of Finland (Folktinget) is the new Vice Chair of the Network. She will hold the position for the next two years, until the 2023 General Assembly meeting.
Anna Jungner-Nordgren is very familiar with minority language issues and has a long background at Folktinget, since she’s worked there for more than a decade with communications. She was then also involved in international cooperation through EBLUL and was the rapporteur for the Partnership for Diversity conferences. She was also the representative for Folktinget in FIBLUL (the Finnish Bureau for Lesser-used Languages). At the moment Anna works as Senior Advisor at Folktinget, responsible for the Nordic and international activities and she is also in charge of the long-term strategy for Folktinget, that is currently under work.
The new Vice Chair enters a Board of Directors (Chair’s Committee) led by Agustina Vilaret, NPLD’s Chair and representative of the Government of the Balearic Islands, and Vice Chair William Cisilino, director of the Regional Agency for the Friulian Language (ARLeF, Italy).
After the election took place, the NPLD members thanked the former Vice Chair Bethan Webb, director of the Welsh Language Division, Welsh Government (United Kingdom), for her commitment and contributions to the Network during the last two years.
According to the NPLD Statutes, the members of the Board of Directors need to be periodically renewed through elections where all our members are invited to issue a vote.
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Image caption: Anna Jungner-Nordgren, representative of Folktinget and new NPLD’s Vice Chair.