World moves so fast today

the past seems so far away

we met just five years ago

little did we know!

In the beginning

was team building

Mårten got us organized

reports to be scrutinized.

Rosemary took the lead

and soon the heat

with the influx of refugees in 2015.

With the help of Barbara and Afsheen

we have worked for the HR protection

making reports on discrimination

child rights, autonomy and de-institutionalization

fingerprints, hotspots  and data-protection

rule of law, EU-midis and Roma inclusion.

Michael brought the message to the Commission

Gabriel, Joanne and Iohannis cared for communication.

Eating many a gulasch in Sperl restaurant

made us exuberant

after approving the final handbook

we’ll put our experience in a book

that will give us a reason

to meet in the coming season!


Author: Two first lines from Miseducation of Lauren Hill, the rest JN.