ENAR volunteers

Thanks to all ENAR’s volunteers who support our work in monitoring national news and translating publications.

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Victor Blanco Born in Barcelona in 1989, I studied Political Science (UPF), and I have a master degree in EuroMediterranean Relations (URV and Paris VIII). I’m currently PhD candidate in sociology at Paris VIII University (Saint-Denis). I was an activist in a student union in Catalonia, and member of the National Youth Council of this region from 2010 to 2014. In France I was also an activist in the student union, being local coordinator in my university Paris VIII from 2014 to 2015. In 2011 I was an intern at Amnesty International (Barcelona office); from 2015 to 2016 I was an intern for EuroMed Rights (a platform of human rights organisations in the region).
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.
Mina Jaf I live in Brussels and work for the Flemish Refugee Action as a Coordinator. My job includes the management of around 250 volunteers in a reception place for refugees and asylum seekers, advocacy, lobbying, project management and legal assistance. I was born in Kurdistan and lived there until I was 11 years old when my family and I fled to Denmark where I have lived for 15 years. I have been involved in various voluntary work for many years and have been involved in projects dealing with racism and discrimination. I have amongst others been involved with a project dealing with the discrimination of the Roma people in Romania. I decided to join ENAR because of its crucial voice in the fight against racism throughout Europe. I believe that it is of high importance in these times of refugee crisis and growing xenophobia toward religious and ethnic minorities.
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.
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.
Magdalena Pacholska I have over 9 years of work experience in international environments in Poland and Belgium. I graduated from the University of Warsaw with an MA in political sciences and followed multiple specializations studies, including public relations, international relations, project management and finance. In previous work I supported information management projects focusing on justice and home affairs in the area of borders management at European level. In my current job I am responsible for strategic planning, horizontal coordination of key client accounts and EU projects, e.g. FP7’s project IMPACT Europe on countering violent radicalisation.
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.
Maiju Tuomainen I am originally from Finland and I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Global Studies with major in Political Science in Lund University (Sweden). I have been aiming to expand my multicultural understanding through working and studying in various places such as Egypt, Thailand, Turkey, and Hong Kong. I am especially interested in extremist movements, social change and transnational advocacy. I volunteered to support ENAR in tackling racism and discriminatory social structures in Europe which is essential for equal opportunities for everyone.

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