Ryan Mercieca elected on to JECI-MIEC European Board

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Ryan Mercieca elected on to JECI-MIEC European BoardGUG (Gozo University Group) together with JP2 Youths said that they would like to congratulate their President Ryan Mercieca, for being elected on the European executive board of JECI-MIEC (International Young Catholic Students – International Movement of Catholic Students).

Mr Mercieca, 22, from Gozo is currently reading an MA in Islands and Small States. In 2010 he read an MA in Diplomacy under the patronage of President Emeritus and Prof. Guido De Marco and in 2009 graduated in BA Hons in Geography from the University of Malta.

He has been active in the youth field and formed part in various organizations and entities for the past years. From 2009, he was elected in the National Youth Council where he is Vice-President and also President of the Civil Society with the Malta Council for Social and Economic Development (MCESD), Youths Representative in the Malta Community Chest Fund (MCCF).

He also holds the office of International and National Officer of MKSU (Moviment Kattoliku Studenti Universitarji), the movement that nominated him and supported him during the election for this post. During this year he was also selected to participate in the EU-China Year of Youth and other international events.

JECI-MIEC coordination is a platform of exchange and common reflection for the national movements, to deepen the international dimension in the work of the national movements, to promote reflection on Internationality in a social, political, economic, cultural and religious context and foster intercultural education processes, to empower students all over Europe to participate self-responsible in political and social life and to strengthen their commitment as actors in society and to strengthen the engagement of young people.

Both organisations said that they would like to wish Ryan Mercieca the best of luck for his new venture and are sure that with this role Ryan will be able to share his experience with other youths and encourage them to take a more active role in society.

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