Thanks to all ENAR’s volunteers who support our work in monitoring national news and translating publications.
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|Sara Butkovic||I am part of the Italian minority in Croatia and thus I hold dual citizenship. I have an MA in International Relations and an LLM in International Human Rights. Previously I worked in Tbilisi with a local NGO dealing with the rights of Internally Displaced People and with the European Commission. At the moment I am working for an advocacy company in Brussels. I volunteered for more than four years with Unicef in Italy during my studies and became engaged in children’s rights. I am very interested in the discrimination that immigrant children might face in schools and communities they are living in.|
|Jessica Dinstel||I hold a Bachelor degree in Law minor Political Science from Lille 2 University (France) and I’m currently finishing my Master’s degree in European Studies at the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland) with a MA thesis on the refugee crisis. My last professional experience was as an intern at ERIO ( Brussels) where I got involved in Roma issues. I’m also particularly interested in migration, minorities’ and human rights issues, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. During my experience abroad, I became aware of the need to defend the rights of the minorities at national and European levels and to fight against discrimination and hate speech. That’s why I decided to get involved as a volunteer in ENAR to support their actions in tackling racism.|
|Salomé Guibreteau||I am a recent Human Rights graduate from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. I have studied minority rights and worked with vulnerable groups, and I have developed a deep sensitivity and interest for issues of discrimination, racism and equality. I am currently interning at a Geneva-based NGO where I have the opportunity to address these issues in the context of children’s rights. I am particularly interested in hate speech and hate crime, and discriminatory practices towards Roma communities and migrants. I am happy to be able to contribute to ENAR’s work in fighting these issues.|
|Oana Guth||I lived, worked and studied in several countries in Europe such Romania, Czech Republic and Belgium. Originally from Romania, I have a Bachelor degree in Philology from the University of Bucharest where I studied foreign languages and literatures (Arabic and Russian). I have a keen interest in Oriental studies and Islam, and I am very concerned about the issues that Muslims face in Europe. I am currently working for a non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. Throughout the years I was involved in several projects dealing with racism, discrimination and children’s rights. I decided to get involved as a volunteer in ENAR’s work because I have a passion for languages, diversity and human rights.|
|Marie Haeverans||I am recent graduate in Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and International Relations (University of Leuven) from Belgium. After an internship in the security sector I am currently working for a development company in Brussels. Even though I do not work on human rights daily, I feel strongly about racism and intolerance and am therefore trying to do my part by volunteering for ENAR.|
|Romy Kofler||I am a College student in the United Kingdom. As I am half Austrian I was brought up in Austria until I was 14 and I moved away from my home country to continue my studies. I feel strongly about intolerance and human rights, therefore I decided to get involved in volunteering for ENAR.|
|Ewa Lekan||I hold a Master Degree in Law from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. I have also studied in the Netherlands and in Belgium, where I have finished an LL.M Programme in International and European Law. I have obtained experience in the EU institutional framework as a trainee for DG GROW of the European Commission. Currently I work as a litigation lawyer and an external counsel for a range of EU institutions, agencies and bodies and several international organisations. Although I am not a human rights lawyer by profession, I have been always passionate about the issue of protection of fundamental rights, especially in the context of prevention of racism, xenophobia and hate speech. I believe that current political changes all over the world and the rise of populism require common actions from civil society.|
|Marina Massoura||I hold an LLB from the University of Leicester and an LLM from the University of Birmingham, as well as a postgraduate Diploma from Staffordshire University. In 2011, I was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association and I am currently a practicing lawyer at the Republic of Cyprus. I decided to get involved with ENAR as I am very interested in ways to eradicate racial discrimination and xenophobia.|
|Iva Petkovic||I am a development graduate from the University of Kent with experience in coordinating advocacy efforts for a non-profit promoting the rights of minority and indigenous groups globally, but also in Europe. Currently, I work for a think tank that coordinates research on cultural diversity, minority rights, and local and regional governance in Europe. I also volunteer with EU Panel Watch, an initiative that monitors Brussels panel debates and calls for greater gender equality and diversity in speakers. Gender equality and the intersectionality of multiple systems of oppression is something I am particularly interested in. My family has roots in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. I grew up in Israel and Spain, spent a year studying in Turkey, and now I am based in Brussels. Having lived an international life, I have been lucky to learn and grow with friends of diverse backgrounds. I am happy to contribute to ENAR in the hope of building a more open, inclusive and sustainable Europe.|
|Alice Radu||I am from Romania, where I studied Translation and Interpretation (English, French and Romanian). I have lived more than 8 years in Belgium, where I obtained a Master degree in Communication and European Affairs, and since 2015 I’m living in Luxembourg. During my stay in Belgium I worked for a communication agency as a Project Manager coordinating multicultural and multilingual communication projects. One of my main clients within the European Commission was former Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security which tackles, among other matters, fundamental rights, racism, xenophobia, discrimination... Human rights, tolerance and acceptance of diversity are issues dear to my heart, which is why I volunteered to bring my small contribution to ENAR’s work.|
|Rebecca Smith||Originally from close to Dublin, Ireland, I have lived in Brussels for close to 2 years. I studied Law at undergraduate level in Ireland and then moved to Brussels to pursue a Master’s in International and European Law. Following my studies, I undertook a traineeship with the Committee on Constitutional Affairs within the European Parliament. Having lived in such a multicultural environment for the past years, my eyes have really been opened to the issues involved in ensuring an open and inclusive Europe for all. Human rights is an area I am strongly passionate about, and I am happy to help ENAR in their work in the fight against racism and discrimination.|
|Vanessa Suner||Originally from Germany, I have pursued my Bachelor’s degree in European Studies and my Master’s degree in the Research Master European Studies at Maastricht University. My family’s roots of Turkish migrants and having studied in a multicultural environment make the fight against racial discrimination an issue close to my heart. Therefore, I decided to volunteer and contribute to ENAR’s work in fighting racism.|
|Marine Uldry||French and Swiss national, I hold a bachelor degree in French private law from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France) and a LL.M in international law from Maastricht University (Netherlands). During the past year, I had the opportunity to work with migrants and refugees in Hong Kong while completing my master degree, and intern at the human rights section of the EU delegation to the UN in New York. Working in a multi-cultural and international setting confirmed my strong feelings towards discrimination, human trafficking, migration and racism issues. I am happy to contribute to the work of ENAR and support their action.|
|Muriel Unden||I am a Belgian student, currently doing Masters in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance at the University of Padova, in Italy. I hold a bachelor from Mons University, Belgium, where I learned Danish and German. I have always felt deeply concerned about inequality and discrimination matters. For this reason, I naturally took every possible occasion to learn how to tackle those issues, locally and internationally, and being a volunteer for ENAR is one of them. I was also trained in non-violent communication in Belgium, Islam in human rights at the University of Groningen and worked six months as an intern at the Belgian Embassy in Copenhagen.|
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