Ms. Tina Duvivier new president of IFOTES

Published by IFOTES on 1 October 2017

Ms. Tina Duvivier new president of IFOTES

In December 2016 Ms. Tina Duvivier from France was elected president of IFOTES for the period 2016-2019.

Tina has worked for 3 years (2013-2016) as an International Committee member of IFOTES and has developed an understanding of the work, principles and nature of IFOTES.

"The Greek philosopher Epictetus remarked that Nature gave men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak and I am a passionate believer in the benefits empathetic listening both for the person being listened to and for those that listen.

Society is often so very busy communicating that it can forget to listen and forget to encourage its citizens to listen to each other as well as to talk.

Great work is done by volunteer listeners to accompany their fellow citizens at the national level and I believe this work can be shared and further developed at the international level."

Tina Duvivier from her letter of candidacy - 1st November 2016

The Executive Committee of IFOTES is now complete: the two vice-presidents are Mr. Dirk Meyer (Germany) and Ms. Eva Brandisz (Hungary). The treasurer is Ms. Milena Jelen (Slovenia) and the fourth member of the Executive Committee is Mr. Peter Jeganatha (Spain).

Congratulations and Best Wishes to the new President and Executive Committee!