Fertility Europe was founded in 2008-2009 by the following nine organisations:

1. De Verdwaalde Ooievaar Network Fertiliteit Belgium
2. Nadace Mateřská naděje Czech Republic
3. CHEN Israel
4. Amica Cicogna Italy
5. Freya Netherlands
6. Ønskebarn Norway
7. Občianske združenie BOCIAN Slovak Republic
8. Verein Kinderwunsch Switzerland
9. Infertility Network UK United Kingdom

All these organisations expressed their wish to be an effective member of the newly established democratic association and filled out the questionnaire with detailed information about fertility issues, statistics and about regulation of fertility/infertility treatment in their country and reimbursement system.

It is the utmost wish and intent of Fertility Europe to be an independent, relevant and transparent association, dedicated to the needs and rights of those having difficulty conceiving and active in the field of prevention and responsible approach to health. We dedicate our work to them according to the highest code of ethical conduct.

 

Foundation Committee

Geertrui De Cock Chair
Denisa Priadková Vice Chair
Clare Lewis-Jones Member
José van der Schoor-Knijnenburg Member
Conrad Engler Secretary

The Foundation Committee was in charge until the first official election of the Executive Committee of Fertility Europe had taken place at the First Council Meeting in June 2009 in Amsterdam.

The spring meeting took place in Vienna, Austria in 2010 where 10 new candidates applied for Fertility Europe membership. During the 2nd Council meeting in Rome in June 2010, the members of the Executive Committee and their roles were as follows:

 

Executive Committee (2009-2011)

Clare Lewis-Jones Chair
Denisa Priadková Vice Chair
Conrad Engler Treasurer
Annalisa Malfatti Secretary
José Knijnenburg Member
Geertrui De Cock Office manager

According to under Art. 9 and 13 of the Statutes, Appointment and discharge of the Members of the Executive Committee, Annalisa Malfatti resigned due to personal reasons and Randi Ramnefjell who was the next person with most votes after the voting in Amsterdam was appointed.

During the 3rd Council meeting in Stockholm, Sweden in 2011, the members of the Executive Committee and their roles were as follows:

 

Executive Committee (2011-2012)

Clare Lewis-Jones Chair
Denisa Priadková Vice Chair
Conrad Engler Treasurer
José Knijnenburg Member
Randi Ramnefjell Secretary
Kalina Nedelcheva Office manager

During the 4th Council meeting in 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey new elections for Executive Committee took place and 18 organisations from 17 countries voted.

 

Executive Committee (2012-2015)

Clare Lewis-Jones Chair
Denisa Priadková Vice Chair
Satu Rautakallio-Hokkanen Treasurer
Alina Beatris David Member
Elín Einarsdóttir Secretary
Kalina Nedelcheva Office manager

The 5th Council meeting took place in London, United Kingdom in 2013 and the 6th Council meeting was held in Munich, Germany in 2014.

During the 7th Council meeting in 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal new elections for Executive Committee took place and 18 organisations from 17 countries voted. A new position of Deputy Member was implemented.

 

Executive Committee (2015- 2016)

Elín Einarsdóttir Chair
Nicoleta Cristea-Brunel Vice Chair
Afroditi Alexopoulou Treasurer
Denisa Priadková Secretary
Isabelle Chandler Member
Ofra Balaban Deputy member
Kalina Nedelcheva Office manager

On 17.03.2016, during the spring meeting in Sofia, Denisa Priadková was revoked from the Executive Committee under article 13.2 of the Statutes, and Ofra Balaban stepped in.

During the 8th Council meeting in Helsinki members voted on Elections of Deputy Executive Committee members. Satu Rautakallio-Hokkanen and Klaudija Kordic got the majority of the votes. Later, in September 2016, the Vice Chair Nicoleta Cristea-Brunel resigned due to personal reasons, Klaudija Kordic declined to step in, and so Satu Rautakallio-Hokkanen stepped in the Executive Committee. Irina Popova was 3rd during the voting for Deputies, so she became one. Isabelle Chandler resigned due to personal reasons in November 2016. New Office Manager started at the beginning of 2017. A supplemental election was performed in Geneva in July 2017 to have a second Deputy and Iwona Komenda was elected. Next official Elections will be held in 2018.  Till then, the members of the Executive Committee and their roles are as follows:

 

Executive Committee (2016 – 2018)

Satu Rautakallio-Hokkanen Chair
Elín Einarsdóttir Vice Chair
Afroditi Alexopoulou Treasurer
Klaudija Kordic Secretary
Ofra Balaban Member
Irina Popova Deputy
Iwona Komenda Deputy
Anita Fincham Office Manager

Last update: October 2017