Henna Pursiainen elected as the new Vice-chairperson of Allianssi — the organisation’s new name is the Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi

Uutiset 29.11.2018

Allianssi elected Henna Pursiainen, 26, as the organisation’s new Vice-chairperson at its Autumn General Meeting on 29 November. The term is for two years. Allianssi’s Chairperson and Vice-chairperson are elected in alternating years. The meeting also decided on a rule amendment, on the basis of which the organisation’s official names will change to Suomen nuorisoalan kattojärjestö Allianssi ry, Ungdomssektorns takorganisation i Finland Allians rf, and the Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi.

The organisations that nominated Pursiainen for the position of Vice-chairperson are Akava, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK, the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees STTK, the National Union of University Students in Finland SYL, the Finnish Student Sports Federation OLL and the Trade Union of Education in Finland OAJ. Elisa Gebhard will continue as Chairperson of Allianssi until the end of 2019.

Allianssi has 130 member organisations that use their power as members at Allianssi’s Autumn and Spring General Meetings. In accordance with the rule amendment, Allianssi will also begin to welcome community members, which are artificial legal persons that organise youth activities, such as municipalities and congregations. Community members will have the right to attend and speak at meetings. Applications for membership or community membership can be submitted through Allianssi’s website.

In future, Allianssi’s official name will be Suomen nuorisoalan kattojärjestö Allianssi ry in Finnish, Ungdomssektorns takorganisation i Finland Allians rf in Swedish, and the Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi in English.

The new rules can be read in full on Allianssi’s website. The Autumn General Meeting also annually elects half of Allianssi’s Board. You can see the new and continuing Board Members on our website at www.alli.fi.

For further information, please contact Anna Munsterhjelm, Allianssi’s Chief Executive, tel. +358 (0)40 587 9514.

The Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi is a national service and advocacy organisation for youth work. It is a lobbying organisation with no political or religious affiliation, and its membership consists of 130 national youth and education sector organisations. Allianssi’s aim is to help young people develop into responsible members of society and promote their participation in decision-making and international activities. Allianssi serves youth organisations and youth work. www.alli.fi