EAEA President 2008-2013
Elected as EAEA President in Malahide, Ireland in 2008
Reelected in Malmö, Sweden in 2011
NIACE, England & Wales
Sue has 30+ years experience of adult education, as a practitioner, manager and policy maker. Prior to her appointment in 2000 as NIACE's European Development Officer, she was an MEP and the Parliament's rapporteur for lifelong learning. Her responsibilities at NIACE include the promotion of Grundtvig; leading a large national EQUAL ESF project to develop the skills of refugees andmigrants; and evaluating and monitoring European policies on lifelong learning. She has been appointed by the Commission as a Grundtvig expert and acts as external evaluator for transnational projects.
Sue has been an active member of the Board of EAEA and a Vice-President 2000-2006. She has represented the EAEA on the European Social Platform's Management Committee and on Group H (Making Learning More Attractive), one of the 8 Commission´s Working Groups. She aims to ensure that the importance of NGO's contribution to lifelong learning is recognised. She will use her expertise in the fields of European policy development; civil society; adult education; and social inclusion, for the benefit of the EAEA.