Board Members

The Board of ECPYouth is in charge of the organization's day-to-day operations and carries out responsibilities allocated by the General Assembly (GA). Our dynamic staff includes devoted individuals in crucial positions such as President, Treasurer, Communications, Politics, and Events. At present, we have exciting opportunities to fill the positions of Secretary and Board Member for Events. If you are enthusiastic about contributing to our team and making a positive impact, please follow this link (insert link) to learn more about the available positions and how you can become a valuable part of ECPYouth.

Valeriia Petrechkiv - President, comes from the South of Ukraine and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Development from a Lithuanian University. She is currently in the process of obtaining her MA in Politics and Public Policy from SciencesPo, Paris.

Valeriia is vocal on the matters of nationalism and identity, security and defense, and incorporation of ethics into the policy design. She has experience working as a researcher and policy analyst at the independent research platform VoteWatch Europe (EU Matrix), monitoring political developments and transparency of European institutions. Valeriia also takes interest in the migration policies of the EU, publishing on the matter and working as a job coach at a refugee agency in the Netherlands.

Valeriia has been involved with ECPYouth for the last three years as a former Board Member Secretary, participant and project leader of the Christian Changemakers Program, and the Youth Liason Officer for ECPM. She currently serves her first year as President.


Victoria Meller - Vice President and Treasurer, was born in Gdańsk, Poland and spent much of her upbringing after the age of 7 in the United Kingdom.

Victoria obtained her LLB in Commercial Law in 2019 and then subsequently, obtained her LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Bristol in England.

For her Masters’ thesis, she decided to focus on IT Law, specifically in relation to the exercise of freedom of expression and Big Tech censorship.Upon completion of her Legal Practice Course with a Business in Law MsC in the UK, she went onto studying Polish and Roman law at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

Victoria identifies as a conservative and her interest in politics and public theology propelled her to become a participant of the first edition of the Christian Changemakers programme in 2021/22.

Victoria was elected as a Board Member Treasurer in the summer of 2022.

Towards the end of 2023, Victoria was elected as Vice President, while simultaneously continuing to serve as a Treasurer.

Ivana Stojanovska - Communications, comes from Macedonia.

Ivana is currently pursuing her studies in Criminalistics at the Faculty of Security in Macedonia. Apart from her academic pursuits, Ivana is actively involved in civic engagement as the President of the Local Youth Council in her municipality. Passionate about justice and vocal on political matters, she consistently strives to make a positive impact in her community and country.

Ivana has refined her leadership abilities via involvement in the CCM program, and is currently serving her first year as a Board Member of Communications.

Jonathan de Koeijer - Politics, comes from The Netherlands.

He is currently studying Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Besides that, he is active for the Foreign Affairs Committee for SGP-jongeren (SGPYouth).

Jonathan is interested in a wide range of political topics, but mainly focuses on the United States, Israel & migration.

He is currently serving his first year as Board Member Politics.

Dominic Potters - Events, born in Flanders (Belgium), currently works as an entrepreneur and freelance journalist, combining this with his studies in philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven. Moreover, he is currently the political secretary of the Flemish Peoples Movement and has been a guest lecturer and speaker on ethics at the catholic University-College Artevelde in Ghent for the previous 5 years.

Dominic is passionate about Flemish nationalism, ethics and the differences within ideologies, especially in regards to culture and community building. Having experiences of 8 years in Flemish politics and working as a political cabinet advisor for several vice-mayors of the city of Antwerp, he brings a lot of experience to the table. With strong roots in different student organizations such as being the national president of the Catholic, conservative and Flemish nationalist students of Flanders, president of EKA (European students in Antwerp) and founder of Katholica, a Catholic student community in the city of Antwerp, he proved himself to be an active voice within the younger Christian-conservative generations.

At ECPYouth, Dominic made a quick impression as the Press and Marketing Officer of the EU 2024 campaign, while he was participating in the Christian Changemakers Program. His efforts in these undertakings and his contribution for the 2024 Political Program, made him join the board for the position Events in April 2024.

Marguerite-Marie du Pontavice is a French woman with a Bachelor's degree in Professional Languages (English and Korean) and International Relations.

Her career aspiration lies in the field of translation and interpretation. She believes in prioritizing families' interests and advocating for individuals' rights within international organizations. Marguerite-Marie's  goal is to bridge linguistic and cultural gaps to facilitate effective communication, empowering individuals to voice their concerns and access essential resources. 

Through her work, she aims to contribute to positive change, promoting understanding, empathy, and cooperation on a global scale.