The MEU Scotland Organising Team are all passionate about promoting European citizenship and opportunities, all are active in the fields of education and politics, and have experience as former MEU Participants who are keen to grow MEU in Scotland.
Joined by a growing list of support officers (check out our opportunities to join if interested!) we’re working hard to put together the biggest European youth politics event in Scotland and to set a strong foundation for many years of MEU Scotland events to come!
Director-General of MEU Scotland
President of BETA Scotland
Hello! I’m Fraser, and I am delighted to be heading up the organising team for MEU Scotland 2020. I’m still fairly new to the MEU world, having only been to my first MEU at the 2019 Scottish edition , where I almost instantly fell in love with the concept, and indeed the social vibe that surrounds an MEU. It’s a privilege to be able to build upon the great work Gary, Nicoletta, and Liam have done before us and we can’t wait to bring you #MEUScot20!
I graduated in 2017 in French, Spanish, and European Union Studies and have particular academic interests in paradiplomacy, internal enlargement, and the work being done to ensure that Europe’s regions are more involved in the decision-making progress. I’m also passionate about mental health advocacy, addressing the climate emergency, and ensuring maintenance of Scotland’s European ties.
Outside of all that serious stuff I normally spend my summers volunteering at small music festivals across Scotland, am a big hip-hop fan, and I support Rangers, Manchester City, and Atlético Madrid. I also love infrastructure, in particular trains, and will happily talk for hours about it and them.
Participant at MEU Scotland 2019, MEU Symposium Mainz 2019
Organiser of MEU Scotland 2020
Deputy Director General (Logistics) of MEU Scotland
Third year social work student at Glasgow Caledonian University. Maria is actively participating in student life, with a passion to enhance student experience. Currently Women’s Officer and departmental representative at the University and holding the chair position for Student Voice, the University’s student democratic decision-making body. She is the former president of GCU European Society.
Maria is a campaigner for equality, human rights and cultural diversity and takes an active part in the events of BETA Scotland promoting European citizenship in Glasgow and wider Scotland. Maria participated in various campaign at the university to highlight certain issues based on gender and she was an active campaigner in the run-up to the 2019 European Elections, promoting voting in Scotland and beyond.
Attending as an MEP at last year’s MEU Scotland (her first MEU), she joins our team this year to help support the delivery of the next conference.
Participant at MEU Scotland 2018
Organiser of MEU Scotland 2019 and 2020
Deputy Director General (Content) of MEU Scotland
Vice-President of BETA Scotland
Hey! I’m Finlay. I’m currently in my second year, studying Politics and History at Strathclyde University. My first ever MEU was MEU Scotland last year, and I cannot wait to attend more in the coming year. This is also my first time organising an MEU and while the role of content is quite large, I’m certain I will be up to the task. I also participate in open debate while having an active involvement in furthering the goals of both BETA Scotland and BETA Europe. I’m also actively interested in political science, especially comparative politics – with a particular passion for the subject of democratisation and political culture.
(Also between us I love football and fashion and once you talk to me about either I won’t be able to shut up)
Participant at MEU Scotland 2019
Organiser of MEU Scotland 2020
Gary Paterson – Chair of the Trustee Board
- Founder of BETA Scotland, President (2016/20), MEU Scotland DG (2017/19)
- President of BETA Europe (2019/20)
- Former Scottish youth and student leader (Strathclyde Union, NUS, SYP)
Liam McCabe – Trustee
- Founder of BETA Scotland, Vice President (2016/20), MEU Scotland Deputy-DG (22019)
- President of NUS Scotland (2018/20)
- Former Strathclyde Union Vice President
Nicoletta Primo – Trustee
- Founder of BETA Scotland, Vice President (2016/20), MEU Scotland Organising Team (2017/18)
- EuroJust and European Parliament Intern
- Works in Scottish Third Sector on Gender, Youth, and Parliamentary Affairs
Vacant – External Trustee
- Applications of interest welcome, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fraser Wilson – Management Board Observer
- President of BETA Scotland (2020-present)