Who’s who in the ENAR secretariat

Michaël Privot

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Michael started as Networking and Campaigns Officer in the ENAR team in January 2006 and became ENAR Director in March 2010. He is also an international expert on radicalisation processes within Muslim communities. Previously, he worked during four years as FNRS Research Fellow at the University of Liège (Belgium). He has more than a decade of experience in community building of Muslim communities in Belgium and Europe. He holds a BA in Oriental History and Philology (Islamic Studies), a specialisation in Comparative History of Religions (University of Liège) and Arabic (University of Damas), and a PhD in Languages and Literature from the University of Liège (Belgium). He has authored a book with T. Oubrou and C. Baylocq on imams in France, a number of academic publications, published op-ed articles and appeared in a variety of media, including Euronews, Voice of America, Al Jazeera, Le Soir, RTBF and European Voice.

Languages : French, English, Arabic and Turkish
Claire Fernandez
Deputy Director

+32 2 229 35 72
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).

Areas of work : security and policing ; Antisemitism

Languages : French, English and Serbo-Croatian
Julie Pascoët
Senior Advocacy Officer

+32 2 229 35 74
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.

Areas of work : employment ; Islamophobia ; Antigypsyism

Languages : French, English and Spanish
Sarah Chander
Advocacy Officer

+32 2 240 57 21
Sarah joined ENAR as Advocacy Officer in August 2016. Previously, she worked on employment and education policy for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, focusing on youth unemployment. Sarah has previously worked in development and immigration and legal support. She has a broad range of interests in fields of race and gender equality, securitisation and migrants’ rights, drawing on her activism in the UK. Particular topics of concern include the increase of immigration detention across Europe, the rise of for-profit immigration control, security and punitive institutions, and the ongoing racialisation and ostracisation of migrant communities across Europe. Sarah holds an LLB in Law from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Migration, Mobility and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Areas of work : hate crime ; equality data ; Afrophobia ; equal@work

Languages : English, Punjabi
Ojeaku Nwabuzo
Senior Research Officer

+32 2 229 35 76
Ojeaku joined ENAR in June 2014 as the Shadow Report Officer. She previously worked at Runnymede, a race equality think tank in the UK, as a research and policy analyst where she led on various projects including the Race Equality Scorecard and the Riot Roundtables. During her time at Runnymede Ojeaku also carried out research for the Deaths in Custody and mental health research project, the UK Race and Europe Network (UKREN) and developed various resources that captured individual and community histories on migration and belonging. Ojeaku has extensive experience of working in children and young people’s charities including the National Children’s Bureau where she provided advice and support to the Department for Education. Ojeaku holds a BSc in Politics from the University of Southampton and an MA in Political Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Languages : English and French
Georgina Siklossy
Senior Communication and Press Officer

+32 2 229 35 77
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.

Languages : English, French and German
Anne-Sophie Marchant

+32 2 229 35 79
Anne-Sophie first 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.

Languages : French, English, Chinese, Dutch, Spanish
Ines Boudghene
Budget Officer

+32 2 229 35 70
Ines joined ENAR as Budget Officer in 2017. She is responsible for managing and optimising ENAR’s budget. She has hands-on experience of coordinating and managing employee benefits worldwide for multinational clients.

Languages : French, English
Bayane Ahmadi

+32 2 229 35 70
Prior to joining ENAR in November 2017, Bayane worked for Coexister France alongside the General Director of Community Life. She helped manage the 38 local groups in France and plan events like the organisation’s Annual General Assembly.

Languages : French, English, Arabic
Sarah Gane
Intern in the Research department
Sarah is a Master student in International Relations and European Affairs at Sciences Po Lyon. Alongside her studies she particularly focused on women’s rights issues and postcolonial studies and wrote a research paper on Feminicide in Brazil. Before working at ENAR, Sarah has been an active member of Open Diplomacy Lyon and has worked with the NGO Quartiers Du Monde where she helped managing the Femmes Du Monde international network and local projects in Belleville (Paris).

Languages : French, English

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