29 January 2016

On his last day as Secretary General, ECRE staff and Board expressed their gratitude to Michael Diedring and wished him good luck in his next endeavours. Michael has successfully navigated ECRE through one of Europe’s most turbulent times in the field of refugee protection and thanks to his tireless commitment and dedication ECRE has become an even stronger alliance.

In addition to his loyalty to ECRE’s mission, Michael Diedring’s personality and leadership has empowered the staff at the secretariat. .

The selection of the new Secretary General is underway. “I would like to express my full confidence in ECRE’s current management team and I am certain that this transition period will go smoothly,” ECRE Board Chair Morten Kjærum said.

During this transition period, Kris Pollet, ECRE’s Senior Legal and Policy Officer, will be ECRE’s Acting Secretary General.


This article appeared in the ECRE Weekly Bulletin of 29 January 2016. You can subscribe to the Weekly Bulletin here.