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Organizational life

VoxPublic is a non-profit organisation, governed by the law of 1901. It is supported by an agora (in 2016 42 people) and a Board of Directors which operates on a collegial basis (5 co-chairmen).

The General Assembly is composed of members of the organisation, notably people from the agora, according to rules specified in the statutes.

The Community is comprised of volonteers who provide their expertise, including periodically, to support actions we defend. This solidarity network values collaborative intelligence using new digital and participatory tools.

 Excecutive Board

VoxPublic’s governing board is composed of seven members :

Bertrand Delpeuch, trained as an agronomist, he worked for several NGOs and then for the European Commission (Departments – Directorates General : Agriculture, Environment, and Education). He is currently the President of CéléWatt a cooperative producing renewable energy in the Lot region.

Fabrice Ferrier, a graduate of Sciences Po and Colombia University, he worked for several international solidarity organisations (Coordination Sud, United Nations Millennium Campaign). Today, he is a consultant on international cooperation and development issues.

Léa Gauthier, a graduate of Sciences Po Grenoble, is a Project Officer for Doctors of the World. Previously, she worked for the French Red Cross (in Morocco and in the Philippines) and for Human Rights Watch.

Nathalie Grimoud, a graduate of the Sorbonne University, she now lives in Ardèche (Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region) where she is the Director of Culture and Social development for the municipality of Le Teil. She previously worked for the General Council of Ardèche, in the President office. She worked in the field of international solidarity in Mozambique and Paris during 15 years. She is the founder of Sens 07, an association dedicated to the dissemination of alternative educational methods.

Patrick Lamour is a general practicing doctor in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique, Pays-de-la-Loire region). Previously, he also directed the Pays de la Loire Regional Institute for Education and Health Promotion. He is the former Director of the Medical Committee for Exiles (COMEDE).

Jean-Baptise Paulhet, graduated at the Sorbonne-CELSA (Communication and International Relations) and is a specialist in citizens use of digital technology. After having been in charge of the digital strategy of the FIDH, International Federation of Human Rights Leagues, he now works for GoFundMe in France.

Charlotte Soulary, very active in the associative sector and committed to the promotion of women’s rights, she carried out campaigns, advocacy and research for international NGOs (Aides, Oxfam, Peuples solidaires) during ten years. In addition, she was a parliamentary collaborator with a French deputy from 2014 to 2017.

The six Executive board members, serving in their individual capacities, operate in a collegial manner and co-chairs VoxPublic.

The General Assembly is composed of association members, as defined in the status.

 The permanent team

The daily activity is coordinated by :

Jean-Marie Fardeau, 57 years old, is the National Delegate to VoxPublic. He was the Director in France of Human Rights Watch (2007-2015) after being the Secretary General of CCFD-Terre solidaire association (1999-2007) and Director of « Agir ici pour un monde solidaire » (Act here for a world of solidarity), which became OXFAM-France in 2005.

Supported by :

Erika Campelo, 42 years old, is Responsible for the resource centre and VoxPublic’s communication. She was responsible for international partnerships and digital projects for Ritimo networks (2006-2016). Before, she was a journalist for the Brazilian newsroom of Radio France Internationale (2003-2006), communication officer for the organisation Jogada (2000-2006) and co-founder of the association Autres Brésils (Others Brazils).

Benjamin Sourice, is Responsible for supporting citizens initiatives and links to VoxPublic community. He was a strategy consultant for a few organisations (2014-2016), after being an independant journalist (2011-2014), an assignment manager for Les amis de la Terre (Friend of the Earth), (2009-2011) and Combat Monsanto (Fight Monsanto), (2008-2009). He is the author of Plaidoyer pour un contre-lobbying citoyen (Plea for a citizen counter-lobbying), (2014) and Place à la démocratie published by Charles Leopold Mayer.

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