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
Myriam De Feyter
Deputy Director
Human Resources, Finance and Administration

+32 2 229 35 79
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. She holds a Masters in Oriental Philology and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Ghent (Belgium).

Languages: Dutch, English, French
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; Afrophobia

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

+32 240 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; Antisemitism

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
Juliana Wahlgren
Senior Advocacy and Network Development Officer

+32 2 229 35 73
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).

Areas of work: migration; community mobilisation; network development

Languages: Portuguese, French, English, German
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
Office and Event Manager

+32 2 229 35 70
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

Axel Ruppert
Project and Training Officer
Axel is Project and Training Officer since January 2017, working on community mobilisaton and interfaith dialogue. He joined ENAR in September 2016 as Network Development and Advocacy assistant. He currently studies European Studies at the Aarhus University in Denmark where he focuses on EU migration policies and migrants’ rights, and holds a BSc in Political Science from the Philipps University of Marburg. He has previously worked with the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in Brussels in the fields of external democracy and human rights assistance and support to LGBTI activists. During his Bachelor studies, Axel was chair of the student initiative of Weitblick Marburg e.V. He focused on the reproduction of stereotypes by aid organisations and support to local educational projects in the global south.

Languages: English, German

Harriet Leishman
Intern in the Communication Department
Harriet joined ENAR in November 2016 as Communications Intern until the end of March 2017. Harriet currently studies International Development at the Brussels School of International Studies with a focus on gender and human rights. She also holds two BAs, one in International Studies and one in Political Science, from Indiana University.

Languages: English, French

Lisa Schaeder
Intern in the Research Department
Lisa joined ENAR as a Research Intern in October 2016. She currently studies Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg, Germany and holds a B.A. in Social Science from the University of Erfurt, Germany. Her areas of interest are post-colonialism, (anti-)racism, far-right politics and migration. As a student assistant at the Institute of Political Science in Marburg, Lisa worked on a research project exploring socialisation processes in rural areas with a focus on right-wing extremism and gender. She previously volunteered for the Institute of Race Relations and the NGO Detention Action in the UK and was an intern at "Community Building Mitrovica", a grassroots organisation in Kosovo.

Languages: German, English

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