External Representatives Group

WAGGGS External Relations and Advocacy work in the Europe Region is supported by the Externa Representatives Group, who were nominated by Member Organizations belonging to the Europe Region at the beginning of the Triennium. 

Members of the group represent WAGGGS at European conferences, seminars and in the statutory youth structures at European level, following and contributing to discussions and policy developments on European youth policy and a range of topics relevant to Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting, including recognition of non-formal education, volunteering or the achievement of the MDGs. 

WAGGGS External Representatives for the new Triennium are:



Alice Barbieri (Italy)
Eleni Beveratou (Greece)
Midge Coombs (United Kingdom)
Laura Cottey (United Kingdom)
Ilaria Esposito (Italy)
Karen Julie Fink (Denmark)
Gabriella Heller (Hungary)
Ricardo Ibarra (Spain)
Laura Kajala (Finland)
Iben Lindemark (Denmark)
Cordula Lotscher (Switzerland)
Imse Nilsson (Sweden)
Jenni McDermott (United Kingdom)
Christianna Papailia (Greece)
Ellen Pringle (United Kingdom) 
Jeannette Sassa Orebring (Sweden)
Ostara Schwarz (Germany)


Eri Papadopoulou, member of the Europe Committee WAGGGS responsible for External relations, co-ordinates the work of the group. Rosemary Hindle is the staff stupport member for this working group.