On 1 November 2021, the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organizations (FEMYSO) announced that during its 25th General Assembly, it had elected a new Executive Committee for the period 2021–2023. According to a statement by incoming FEMYSO President Hande Taner published on the FEMYSO Facebook page:
I would like to thank the outgoing executive for their excellent work in bringing the organisation to where it currently is. I am proud to lead this organisation in its 26th year of existence, I am also incredibly proud to lead an [sic] fantastic team of committed young leaders who are excited to take this organisations work to another level.
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FEMYSO is the youth/student arm of the Council of European Muslims, formerly known as the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe, known to represent the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. One of the important leaders of FEMYSO over the years has been German Muslim Brotherhood leader Ibrahim El-Zayat, and in recent times, its leadership has also been drawn from the family of important Global Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Almost all of the FEMYSO member organizations are also tied to the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. Over the years, FEMYSO has developed relationships with the Council of Europe, the European Commission, and many other significant organizations at the European and international levels.
The new FEMYSO Executive Committee is comprised of the following individuals:
- Hande Taner, President (Netherlands), who in the period from 2019–2021 served as FEMYSO Head of Media and is also a member of the Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth.
- Esmanur Aslan, General Secretary (Belgium).
- Fatima Halawa, Head of Internal Development (Ireland), former FEMYSO Head of Training, and a daughter of Irish Muslim Brotherhood leader Hussein Halawa.
- Hiba Latreche, Head of Fundraising (France), former FEMYSO General Secretary, and a daughter of French Islamist activist Mohammed Ennacer Latreche, who in 2014 had his assets frozen by the French government after defending acts of jihadist terrorism in Syria.
- Burak Barut, Head of Training (Germany), former FEMYSO Head of Services
- Yusuf Hassan, Head of Media (United Kingdom), former FEMYSO Head of Campaigns
- Vullnet Selmani, Head of Finance (North Macedonia, re-elected)
- Nadia El Faroukhi, Head of Member Organization Relations (France)
- Salman Gadid, Head of Communications and Marketing (Finland)
- Nourhene Mahmoudi, Head of Campaigns (Italy)
- Ibtihelle Ben, Head of Services (France)
This year’s FEMYSO General Assembly was titled “Back to the Future” and took place on the weekend of 22–23 October 2021. After having assigned it an “observer” status in 2020, delegates at the event also voted for introducing the Muslim Youth Of Gibraltar (MYG) as a new full member organization. Gibraltese media has reported that the group, which mainly organizes community events, was founded with the intention of highlighting the various cultural and ethnic backgrounds of Muslims in Gibraltar and worldwide.
On 15 November 2021, the head of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, met with members of the new Executive Committee to discuss possibilities for further cooperation.