Maurice is currently Senior Coordinator at SOLIDAR and SOLIDAR Foundation. Graduated as micro-biologist, he continued studying political sciences and public administration whilst engaging in international youth activism. Maurice has 10 years of experience in managing European networks, building civil society alliances (notably in the Western Balkans and the Middle East and North Africa) and influencing (EU) policy making. He is particularly committed to setting up structured dialogue mechanisms with people experiencing poverty or at the threat of social exclusion around EU policy making. EU decision making cannot and may not be detached from the reality; millions of people around the world are struggling and far too often left behind. ‘Change for the better’ for Maurice means, empowering people to participate in society and to work together to actively overcome the ‘vulnerabilities’ one lives in.
My mandate moto will be to change for the better.Maurice Claassens