As Secretary General of the European Youth Forum Anna Widegren leads a team of 35 people advocating for the rights of young people in Europe, reaching 50 million young people across the
continent. Anna joined the European Youth Forum in June 2017, her latest role in advocacy for youth and education issues. Anna’s activism began at a young age in the field of intercultural dialogue, human rights and non-formal education gaining expertise in the field of global education and youth rights advocacy. She has since become a leader in European youth policy, and was until Spring the Director of the European Students’ Union. Educated at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, she is Swedish by origin, grew up in Italy and currently lives in Belgium.