Co-chair of the European Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group of Civil Society. Member of ARC8 Expert Group on Inclusive Learning and Teaching in a Digital World. Brikena Xhomaqi is the current Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education (former EUCIS-LLL) and Co-chair of the European Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group of Civil Society. The LLL Platform represents over 40 European wide civil society networks in the field of education from early childhood to adult education, including formal, non-formal and informal learning providers and learners. She was a member of the Civil Society Europe Steering Committee for 2017-2021 and the Advisory Board member of Association Hub Belgium. She is the former Head of Office of the European Students’ Union (ESU) and Director of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). She was active in civil society from an early age as an elected representative of different school and university student bodies. In 2010 she joined the civil society at the European level, initially as elected representative of the European Students’ Union in charge of social affairs. She specialised in student mobility issues, particular inclusiveness of mobility programmes, issues related to social inclusion, and participation of young people and labour market integration.