Michael started as Networking and Campaigns Officer in the ENAR team in January 2006 and became ENAR Director in March 2010. Previously, he worked during four years as FNRS Research Fellow at the University of Liège (Belgium). He also has several years experience in community building of Muslim communities in Belgium and Europe, as well as consultancy on related issues. He holds a BA in Oriental History and Philology (Islamology), a specialisation in Comparative History of Religions and Arabic (Damas), and a PhD in Languages and Litterature from the University of Liège (Belgium). He has published op-ed articles and appeared in a variety of media, including Euronews, Al Jazeera, Le Soir, RTBF and European Voice.
Myriam De Feyter Deputy Director - Human Resources, Finance and Administration
+32 2 229 35 79 info[at]enar-eu.org
Languages: Dutch, English, French
Myriam is ENAR’s Deputy Director HR, Finance and Administration. She joined ENAR in January 2004. Previously, Myriam worked for the Belgian government in Beijing (China) and in Ottawa (Canada). She then worked as the Coordinator of the Canadian NGO Network on International Human Rights (Ottawa) and the Canadian Human Rights Foundation's International Human Rights Training Programme (Montreal). After returning to Europe in 2000, she set up December 18, the international advocacy and resource centre on the human rights of migrant workers. Myriam continues to be actively involved in December 18. She holds a Masters in Oriental Philology and a Postgraduate in Public Administration from the University of Ghent (Belgium).
Deputy Director - Policy
+32 2 229 35 72
Languages: English, German
Shannon began as ENAR’s Policy Manager in June 2011. Prior to this, she was the Competence Center Manager for Equal Opportunity in the Department of Migration and Qualification at the Confederation of German Unions Education Department. She also worked five years at the Berlin Institute for Social Research, where she composed reports on migration, ethnicity, and anti-discrimination among other related topics. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Studies, a Master's Degree in Intercultural Conflict Management, and a PhD comparing the reception and settlement situations for a sample of Bosnian refugees in Berlin and Chicago.
Julie Pascoët Policy Officer
+32 2 229 35 74 julie[at]enar-eu.org
Languages: French, English, Spanish
Julie joined the ENAR team in April 2010. She has been trained in human rights education and non-formal education by the Council of Europe. She has also collaborated on different projects dealing with social inclusion of muslims, at European, national and local level. Previously, she worked as communication and advocacy assistant for the humanitarian and development NGO Islamic Relief Worldwide and for the Assembly of European Regions, in their Brussels offices. She studied European Politics and International Relations at Paris 8-Saint-Denis University (France) and Southampton University (UK), with a focus on cultural policies and intercultural dialogue.
Claire Fernandez Policy Officer
+32 2 229 35 71 claire[at]enar-eu.org
Languages: French, English, Serbo-Croatian
Prior to joining ENAR in February 2013, Claire worked as an independent human rights consultant. Her previous assignments include leading the Open Society Foundations’ campaign on the reform of the European Court of Human Rights and revising the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights’ Report on the human rights of Roma. Previously, she worked as an adviser to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. From 2008 to 2010, she served the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia and Kosovo, advising local authorities on good governance and minorities' rights. She holds a Master degree in Human Rights from the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg (France).
Georgina Siklossy Communication and Press Officer
+32 2 229 35 77 georgina[at]enar-eu.org
Languages: English, French, German
Georgina joined the ENAR team as Communication and Press Officer in December 2006. She previously worked during five years at BEUC, the European Consumers’ Organisation in the field of communication and relations with the European Parliament. She holds a degree in European History and German from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and a Masters in International Politics, with a focus on human rights, from the University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium.
Juliana Wahlgren Networking Officer
+32 2 229 35 73 juliana[at]enar-eu.org
Languages: Portuguese, French, English, German
Juliana joined ENAR in July 2006. Juliana previously worked as a legal counsellor for ASTI (Association de soutien aux travailleurs immigrés), one of ENAR’s members in Luxembourg, during three years, and before that as a lawyer in a multinational oil and gas company in Brazil. She holds a Bachelor of Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and was an international Fellow at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (Germany).
joined the ENAR Foundation in September 2013 before working at ENAR since January
2014. She has a degree in event communication & marketing. After
graduating, she worked in Beijing for Intel and in Belgium in the event field.
Camilla joined ENAR in January 2014. She’s currently completing a degree in Human
Rights Law at the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, in Italy. She was involved in the students' association MSOI, where she was responsible for Human Resources and Public Relations, and was also a member of the United Nation Youth Associations Network based in Rome.
Intern in the Policy Department
+32 2 229 35 76
anna[at]enar-eu.org Languages: French, English, German
Currently finishing her Master degree in
European Affairs at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Lyon (France), Anna joined the
ENAR team in January 2014 for a six-month internship in ENAR's policy
studying in Germany for a year, she got particularly interested in immigration
issues, especially regarding the integration of minority communities,before writing a dissertation
on the integration and the role of women and gender issues in countries’ social
and economic development.
Intern in the Policy Department
+32 2 240 57 22
nidaa[at]enar-eu.org Languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian
Nidaa joined the ENAR team as an intern in the policy department in
January 2014. She previously volunteered for a Scottish NGO working for the
protection of children’s rights (Children 1st), while studying
Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh (UK). She
is currently completing a degree in European Affairs at the Institut d’Etudes
Politiques de Lyon(France).
Intern in the Communication Department
+32 2 240 57 21
rita[at]enar-eu.org Languages: Italian, English, French, German
Rita joined ENAR in February 2014 for a
five-month internship in the communication department. She
is currently completing her bachelor degree in International Relations and
Diplomatic Affairs at the University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), after studying
in France for a year, where she got particularly interested in human rights.
She volunteered in the students’ association ESN supporting the integration of
international students in Italy. She was also involved in a students’ blog
focused on international issues.
Intern in the Policy Department
Languages: Italian, English
Silvia joined ENAR for an internship in February 2014. She holds a Master in Law from the University of
Bologna, in Italy and successfully
passed thelawyer state certification
exam. Previously, she attended a lawyer
apprenticeship for two years in a Law Office in Italy, in which she dealt in particular with immigration and asylum
seekers cases. She also did an internship at the Italian Embassy in Dublin. In addition, she has been a volunteer for Caritas in Italy for many years, working with
homeless and migrant people.
Intern in the Networking Department
Languages: Bulgarian, English, French
currently doing an internship in ENAR as a Networking assistant. She is
enrolled in a MA programme in European Studies, specialisation Politics, at the Institute for European
Studies at the Free University Brussels. She has a background in political
science in the French-speaking department of political science at the NBU
University, Sofia, Bulgaria. As a part of her previous experiences, she worked
as an intern for the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the European
Union. In her spare time, she is a volunteer for the Belgian Red Cross. She
likes reading and learning languages.