The council is sociocratically elected every two years by our General Assembly to hold the vision of the network.
Stefany Raysz (Schloss Tempelhof, Germany) is the mother of three teenagers. She has studied in Germany and Great Britain. She is a teacher and holds a Master degree in corporate management. From 2018-2022 she was a member of the board in GEN Germany, since 2021 she is in the GEN Europe Council.
Active in GEN network she is part of the German National Network and has been working in several GEN cooperations and projects with the Federal Environmental Agency. Stefanie has always engaged politically in environmental and peace actions, has found an association on sustainability issues and focused on regional and urban development. She is the speaker of the initiative “Schule bleibt offen” with the constitutional complaint to the Federal Constitutional Court against Covid measurements in schools.
Abdul OTMAN (Little Wild, France) is born in Libya, raised in France, initially joined Suderbyn Ecovillage as a European Solidarity Volunteer, lived in Findhorn (Scotland), and is now establishing the Little Wild ecovillage in the French Pyrenees.
He holds an engineering degree in Digital Technologies from Telecom SudParis and a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies from the Asian Institute of Technology. He brings his strong IT background as well as Project and Operations Manager with significant experience in building teams and inspiring them to be agents of change.
He brings a direct link of GEN Europe with ECOLISE as well as with Chemins de la Transition and is inspired to connect French movements with Europe, and vice versa.
Teodora Radulescu (Schloss Glarisegg, Switzerland) is a spaceholder, facilitator and trainer for transformative spaces where people get the chance to experience deep connection and collective presencing.
Since she was 23 she lived in Aurora Community, a fairly remote permaculture oriented community. After four years of nomadic travel in over 30 eco-community projects, she decided to stabilize in Schloss Glarisegg, Switzerland, from which she creates, organises and builds workshops on sustainability and resilience for adults and youth. She is the co-founder of several human-centered associations in Romania and Switzerland, and has dedicated her life to the support of the unfolding of human potential. A professional designer, Permaculture Teacher, Sociocracy 3.0 passionate and a Dragon Dreaming space holder, Teodora works with cutting edge tools to empower people, groups and organisations to unleash their collective potential, connect and create. She brings her knowledge and skill from the world of Ecovillage and Intentional Communities, where she has served and lived in for over 10 years.
Jake Jay-Lewin (Findhorn, Scotland) grew up in the Findhorn Community and has stayed active in the Ecovillage world since. He co-founded NextGEN International and spent seven years in various leadership positions across it and NextGEN Europe, the youth arm of the Global Ecovillage Network; supporting and designing their emergence.
He draws on his experiences from visiting close to 50 communities worldwide in his work as a professional facilitator, coach, trainer, and project manager.