In 2018, the EYBA was granted a participatory status at the Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs) of the Council of Europe.
Due to the complexity of this role, in 2019 the EYBA Executive Committee created a work group/sub committee including two or three people, member from the EYBA memberships, experimented, interested in understanding the various committees of the Council of Europe, not-for-profit-organisation section, preparing submissions on behalf of the EYBA, and attending the Council of Europe yearly sessions.
This might be quite a bit of work, and work that sits more naturally as running in parallel to the board, with the current President also helping/attending the meetings. Also these persons have been on the EYBA Executive Committee already for at least a year, or have been involved in a board of a national young bar, .
Update work sessions of this group are included at EYBA General Meeting.
EYBA representative to the Council of Europe
Sergiy is the current President of EYBA.
He is a Ukrainian advocate, owner of the Barbashyn Law Firm, Chair of the Ukrainian National Association Youth committee “UNBA NextGen”, Deputy Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Ukrainian National Bar Association, and a Lecturer at the Higher School of Advocacy of Ukraine.
Sergiy‘s main practices are intellectual property protection, legal support to IT and startups, lead web3 and blockchain projects. He builds legal positions and recommendations for clients based on experience in IP, economic, corporate and tax law, gained in legal support of businesses all around the world.
Vladimir is the current EYBA Immediate Past President.
Vladimir is a Moldovan lawyer. He specialises in civil law, e-commerce and litigation on regulatory matters for business. Vladimir co-founded and was the first president of the Young Lawyers Association under the Moldovan Bar. Since 2015 he serves as Info Point for the Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals Program (HELP) and in July 2020 he was reelected as member of the HELP Consultative Board.
Agatha is Managing Partner at José Bulha – International Law Office. Her practice focus on International Contracts, Corporate Law and Ip Law. She Joined EYBA in 2015 and held the Secretary position at the Executive Committee. Also she was at the Organising Committee for the EYBA Summer Conference held in Porto 2017. She is a Portuguese Lawyer registered at The Portuguese Bar Association since 2009.
Iordanis is a Greek Attorney at Law with LLM studies in Public Law and Political Science. He is the Vice President of Thessaloniki Young Bar and Trainee Lawyers’ Association, and one of the Young Delegates in the Conference of INGOs of the CoE for 2020 and 2021.
Joyce initiated the creation of this committee as EYBA President (2019-20 and 2020-21). She is a Belgian lawyer based in Mons and Brussels. She set up her law practice in 2011, where she specialises in the fields of civil litigation, property law, guardianship and tutelage. In December 2021, she was elected to the Board of the OING-SERVICE, the financial service of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe. She was active in the young bar association of Mons between 2007 and 2013, acting in different capacities including elected chair.
Roberto LUZ VIEIRA
Roberto Luz Vieira is a Trainee Lawyer based in Portugal with experience in Diplomacy and International Relations. He is also writing his Master’s Degree thesis on Children’s Rights.
Robert MC TERNAGHAN
Robert is an independent Barrister in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He is former member of EYBA board. He specialises in Human Rights, Public law & Sports Governance, Judicial Review & Immigration/Asylum. He is currently doing a PhD in Gambling Regulation & Sport. He has been appointed to the Migration Committee on the Rights of migrant people of the CINGO’s of the Council of Europe.
Michalis is a Greek lawyer and a PhD candidate in Thessaloniki, Greece. He works as a freelance lawyer specialising in Human Rights, Immigration and tax law. He is a former member of EYBA Board and was at the Organising Committee for the EYBA Spring Conference held in Thessaloniki 2017. In 2021, he as been appointed at the Verification and Dispute Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe. He has been also appointed to the Migration Committee on the Rights of migrant people of the CINGO’s of the Council of Europe.