Build Your Self by FUEN


NGO Management in Times of Corona

Date: 18-19 June 2021 Language: German

How can an NGO successfully manage its work in times of Corona and its challenges? The aim of this training is to provide FUEN member organisations with the necessary knowledge and skills in NGO management that will help them to adapt their activities to the challenging times. We will not only look at the current public life, which is marked by restrictions, but we will also dare to look into the future and learn what preparations we can already make in our work for increased relaxations in public life until the end of the Corona.

Expected number of participants: 20.


Jannes Herman-Mostert

Jannes Herman-Mostert (1983) studied Philosophy in Oradea, Romania and cultural anthropology in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Next to that, he followed courses in law and conflict management. Jannes is working as educational supervisor, trainer and moderator/debate leader at ProDemos - House for Democracy and Rule of law in the Hague. Next to that, he works for the Salvation Army. In his free time Jannes is active for the Tree Party, an organisation that wants to connect people to plant trees, and he is active for Villa Vrede, who shelter undocumented immigrants. He is active as a trainers for the EFF and dialoguemaker for the CDA.

Sofia van der Vegt

For almost fifteen years, Sofia van der Vegt has regularly taught and trained for the Robert Schuman Institute on different topics, spanning from soft skills such as team-building, communication skills and personal development to EU related subjects. She attended university in Switzerland, Hungary and Germany, studying international economics and receiving a Masters degree in European Studies from the Europa-Kolleg in Hamburg. She has lived in eight different countries, calls three nationalities her own and is married to a Dutch, which is probably why Sofia van der Vegt also teaches a Masters course on Intercultural Communication at Edward Bernays University College, in Zagreb, Croatia.

She started her professional career in the private sector in Vienna, but soon went to Croatia where she gathered valuable experience working for a German political foundation developing and implementing EU funded projects across South Eastern Europe between 2004 and 2010. Sofia van der Vegt enjoys writing - with her first novel almost finished- plays tennis, meditates, and loves spending time with her family and friends who happen to live all over the world. She is a devoted mother of three and speaks three languages at home, as she believes each language we speak opens the door to another universe.

Eva Majewski

Eva Majewski is an officer in the management staff of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. In an honorary capacity, she is treasurer of (Women in International Security Germany, and politically active mainly at local and European level. After her studies, she was chairperson of European Democrat Students, the official student association of the European People's Party (EPP), for two terms. She studied business administration in Berlin, Siena (Italy) and Washington, DC (USA) and has worked in Johannesburg (South Africa), Shanghai (China) and Brussels (Belgium).

Alexandra Zakova

Alexandra Zakova is originally from Slovakia and currently lives in Vienna, Austria, where she is completing her studies in International Business Administration with a specialisation in non-profit organisations at the University of Vienna. She is the chairperson of the largest political youth organisation in Slovakia, Civic Democratic Youth (ODM). Alexandra is also actively involved with the official student organisation of the European People's Party, European Democrat Students and other NGOs.


18 June, Friday:
CET 10.00 – 10.05 Team briefing by Sofia van der Vegt
CET 10.05 – 12.00 Working on yourself (makes fun) Trainer: Jannes Herman Mostert
CET 15.00 – 17.00 Build my team / organisation Trainer: Jannes Herman Mostert

19 June, Saturday
CET 10.00 – 12.00 Idea generation and policy recommendations in voluntary organisations (Idea generation and policy recommendations in voluntary organisations) Trainer: Eva Majewski, Senior Policy Officer
CET 15.00 – 17.00 Effective communication of the NGO’s Trainer: Alexandra Zakova, President of ODM
CET 17.00 – 17.15 Summary and evaluation of the seminar with Sofia van der Vegt

Note: The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program.

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