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The Executive Board

The executive board is governing body of the organization. All board members are volunteers, and are only compensated for their direct expenses. For the period 2023-2024, the executive board, elected by the Committee members of TEJO, is comprised of:

    • Tyron Surmon – President | Information and Contact; Congresses | AKSO; Archives; Relations with UEA | prezidanto@tejo.org
    • Snehaĝa Venkatesh – Vice-president|Education; Science; Online Events
    • KuboF Hromoslav – Secretary General | Activist Training; Projects and Grants | Volunteers | gxen-sek@tejo.org
    • Patricio Agustín Iglesias – Treasurer | Country and Departmental Activity; Finances | Young Friends; Passport Service; Patrons | kasisto@tejo.org
    • Ada Florence Iracadukunda – Board member| Equality
    • Igor “Ikvero” Almeida – Board member | Congresses | igoralmeidasilva2000@gmail.com

Committee

The Committee is the decision making body of TEJO. It usually convenes during the International Youth Congress in July/August, and if possible another time during the New Year’s period. Between meetings, the Committee discusses through an online discussion board and it can also vote online and by post. 

Committee Members:

Committee:

The members of Committee A are the representatives of the national and specialist sections of TEJO.

For the Country Departments

  • Miguel Rocha Bento | Brazil (BEJO)
  • Gilbert Niyukuri | Burundi (JEBUO)
  • Vít Guigliemo Mišurec | Czech Republic (ĈEJ)
  • Tobias Nowak | Denmark (DEJO)
  • Albert Stalin Tancinco Garrido | Philippines (FEJ)
  • Inès Kahin | France (JEFO)
  • Utku Özdemir | Germany (GEJ)
  • Victoria Schmidbauer | Germany (GEJ)
  • Franceso Fagnani | Italy (IEJ)
  • Lucía Montserrat Fernández Barrera | Catalonia (KEJ)
  • Yoan Michel Rodríguez Martínez | Cuba
  • Severija Marija Banaitytė | Lithuania (LEJO)
  • Konrad Orawski | Poland (PEJ)
  • Paulína Jalakšová | Slovakia (SKEJ)
  • John Emmanuel Magessa | Tanzania

Committee B (4):

The members of committee B are directly elected by the individual members of TEJO. Their maximum number depends on the number of individual members of TEJO.

    • Hans Becklin
    • Ana Maria da Costa Ribeiro
    • Wojciech “Wojtek” Oreszczuk
    • Espoir Ngoma Kasati

Committee C:

This is a new type of committee member as a representative of the Young Friends of Esperanto.

Committee Ĉ (4):

The committee members A and B can elect committee members Ĉ:

  • Kasereka Kikako Jean de Dieu
  • Manohimiharintsara Andrianirina
  • Mateus de Sena (Malitai)
  • Shneur Agronin (Ŝneoro)

Election Commission

The Election Commission is an organ of TEJO, whose existence and function is described in the Regulations for the Election of the Executive. Its task is to collect candidates por the exectuvie (and also to speak to possible candidates), judge the candidates and present a proposal to the committee for the election of the new executive. The Election Committee works for the same duration as the Executive, so it is elected in uneven years (after the election of the executive) and works until the election of the new Executive (usually two years later). The commission is reachable by email to elekta.komisiono@tejo.org – so send you candidacy (and proposals) there.

  • Tobiasz Kubisiowski
  • Espoir Ngoma Kasati
  • Luana Araújo de França

Commissioners

You can find the list of commissioners on the Commissions and Interesgrupoj pages.

Officers

  • Manuela Burghelea | General Director
  • David Ruíz Sánchez | Council of Europe External Relations and Grants Officer
  • Jeanne Grimaud | Communications Officer and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Carlos Pesquera Alonso | Projects and Grants Officer
  • Mia Nordentoft | AKSO officer

Past officers were:

  • Clément Baleyte | UEA and TEJO employee and coordinator of volunteers
  • Spyridon Papadatos | Full-time External Relations Officer
  • Ariel Giorgio Nikolov | Communicator [part-time]
  • Paulína Jalakšová | Grants Officer [part-time]
  • Said Balouchi UEA and TEJO employee and coordinator of volunteers
  • Fatma Eroğlan ECY Project Manager [quarter time]
  • Łukasz Żebrowski | Country activist and AEJK project [quarterly]
  • Quentin Weber-Seban | External Relations Officer [part-time]
  • Mounir Abijou | Grant applicant

Volunteers

  • Salvatore Iozzo (Italy)
  • Maria Tsagari (Greece)
  • Cyril Schultz (France)
  • Héloïse Lellouche (France)

Past volunteers have been:

  • Jonas Löser (Germany)
  • Jeanne Grimaud (France)
  • Lenka Doškářová (Czech Republic)
  • Wojciech Oreszczuk (Poland)
  • Livia Noghi (Romania)
  • Leonardo Popov (France)
  • Guaroa Emmanuel González Cuevas (Spain / Dominican Republic)
  • Renato Guedes Filho (Brazil / Portugal)
  • Valentin Ceretto Bergerat (France)
  • Quentin Auduc (France)
  • Afroditi Konstantopoulou (Greece)
  • Maria Leonor Fernandes Pacheco (Portugal)
  • Ernesto Sánchez Hernández (Spain)
  • Mia Nordentoft (Denmark)
  • Clément Baleyte (France)
  • Manuela Burghelea (Romania)
  • Valia Tamvaki (Greece)
  • Paul Helly (France)
  • Olga Sevcenco (Moldova)
  • Gilbert Niyukuri (Burundi)

Read more about our former volunteers

Editors

  • Karina Oliveira | Kontakto Magazine
  • Igor Almeida | “Movada Rubriko” in Kontakto

Representatives

Representatives of TEJO at other organizations

  • Observantoj de TEJO ĉe UEA: Tyron, KuboF
  • Observanto de TEJO ĉe ILEI: Snehaĝa
  • Reprezentantoj de TEJO en la Komitato de UEA: Hans Becklin, Albert Stalin Garrido
  • Reprezentanto de TEJO en Fondumo Zamenhof: Iwona Zalewska

Representatives of other organizations at TEJO

  • Observantoj de UEA ĉe TEJO: Fernando Maia Jr, Aleks Kadar
  • Observanto de ILEI ĉe TEJO: Yuro Jung (Unika)

Honorary Titles

The Regulations of TEJO include the titles of Honorary Presidents and Honorary Members. According to these regulations, TEJO is not to honor more than one person with these titles each year. The proposal to elect Honorary Members or Honorary Presidents can be made either by the leadership, 10 delegates or 25 individual members from at least 5 different nations. The committee decides on the outcome of this proposal.

Honorary Presidents of TEJO

  • s-ino E. van Veenendaal-Bouwes, Nederlando (1947–1966)
  • s-ro G. Becker, Germanio (1964–2008)
  • prof. d-ro H. Tonkin, Usono (1971)
  • prof. d-ro R. Corsetti, Italio (1973)
  • d-ino F. Szabó-Felső, Hungario (1975)
  • s-ino C. Nourmont, Luksemburgio (1978)
  • d-ro S. Tsiturdis, Grekio (1979)
  • prof. d-ro A. Wandel, Israelo (1989)

Honorary Members of TEJO

  • F. Gabalda, Francio
  • I. Tarrant, Britio
  • A. Gonĉarov, Rusio
  • D. Ederveen, Nederlando

Lifelong Patrons of TEJO

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  • s-ino A.J. Bakker-ten Hagen, Nederlando
  • s-ro D. Besseghini, Italio
  • s-ino C. Bracke, Belgio
  • d-ro S. Bosga, Svedio
  • s-ro J. Brozovsky, Usono
  • s-ro Manuel M. Campagna, Kanado
  • s-ino P. de Caspary, Norvegio
  • s-ro R. Clerici, Italio
  • s-ro K. Peder Hoff, Norvegio
  • s-ino Honda Machimura Terumi, Japanio
  • d-ro B. Johnson, Kanado
  • s-ino E. Kehlet, Danio
  • s-ino K. Kikusima, Japanio
  • s-ro A. Kronenberger, Germanio
  • s-ro J. Stryhn Meyer, Luksemburgio
  • s-ro R. Moerbeek, Nederlando
  • s-ro B. Moon, Luksemburgio
  • s-ino B. Muizelaar-Borger, Nederlando
  • s-ro J. Nordfalk, Danlando
  • s-ro A. Ruysschaert, Luksemburgio
  • s-ro Sibayama Z., Japanio
  • s-ro T. Sormunen, Finlandio
  • s-ino I. Tautorat, Germanio