In 2018, the EYBA was granted a participatory status at the Conference of Independent 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 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 and the immediate Past 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
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.
Joyce is the current EYBA President. She is a Belgian lawyer based in Mons and Brussels. She set up her law practice in 2011.
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.
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.
Vladimir is a Moldovan lawyer. He specialising in civil law, contracts, public procurement, litigation and insolvency proceedings. In 2018, He was elected as member of Consultative Board for the Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals Program (HELP). He is currently the Treasurer of the EYBA Executive Committee. Also he was at the Organising Committee for the EYBA Spring Conference held in Chisinau 2019.
Guillaume is a french avocat based in Toulon (French Riviera). He is the immediate Past President of the EYBA. In 2017, with Daniela R.A VALDEZ, he pioneered the integration of the EYBA within INGOs at the Council of Europe. He initiated the creation of this group to promote one of the core principles of the EYBA, Human Rights.