Candidates to the AMARC Board 2016
My objective will be to reinforce the work and the official recognition at European level of the community and associative educational role and particularly with youth, including European actions under the Grundtvig, Leonardo and Erasmus + funding lines.
Aitor Errazking (Antxeta Irratia)
Aitor ERRAZKIN is a person with a long experience in the world of community radio. Since the reconstruction process AMARC Europe began in Jordan in November 2006, the radio to which it belongs, Antxeta Irratia, was involved in this task.
Antxeta Irratia has been the driving force behind the line of work on minority languages in AMARC Europe and, in the last two meetings of AMARC International (La Plata and Accra), its proposals in this regard have been supported unanimously. Antxeta Irratia is a radio station that broadcasts in Basque Language for the last 15 years. It has participated in numerous projects of European and international cooperation (Ecuador, Haiti, Chile)
Sylvain Rodison (Radio Gresivaudan)
Isa Lema (CUAC fm) Treasurer
Isabel Lema Blanco, Master in Law, is currently a researcher at University of A Coruna (Spain), studing processes of Social Innovations in Europe, and the community media movement in Europe. She conducted the research “youth engagement in the Third Media Sector in Spain” analysing media literacy and social learning processes in community media. She was President of CUAC FM (A Coruña, Spain)- a community radio with 20 years of history- from 2003-2006 and currently, she is member of the board commitee of the radiostation. She has been member of AMARC-Europe’s working group on minority language. Lema-Blanco has been an invited speaker in the European Parliament where she and Sally Galiana presented the report ”AMARC’s recommendations to the European Union to support minority languages and local cultures through community media”.
She is founder member of RICCAP (Research Network on Community, Alternative and Participative Communication).
Chris Wohlwill (Wüste Welle) Deputy President
Chris has been very active in the European Community Radio landscape through European Project, attendance to AMARC Europe meetings and supporting the work of the organisation on a voluntary basis. He has great communication and project management skills, as well as an enthusiasm to promote and advocate for community radio at international level.
Chris’ work over the years demonstrate his commitment to the ethos of community radio, to ensure access to media resources and promote diversity and pluralism through his work with radio Wüste Welle, in Tübingen, Germany.
I believe he will bring an important set of skills and, more importantly, uphold the ethos of Free/Associative/Community Media through his input as member of AMARC Europe’s board.
Michael Nicolai (Radio Corax) President
I’d like to continue the work I was involved at the start of the last period of the board, where I held the position of treasurer. As I am the only person left from the executive for the new board, I’d like to candidate for the presidency as a way to ensure the continuity of the board work.
I’d like to go on working on a structure of AMARC Europe facing a situation that compels us to keep up working with almost no resources and I’d like to go on trying to overcome this difficult situation