Staff

Who’s who in the ENAR secretariat

Michaël Privot
Director


+32 2 229 35 79
michael@enar-eu.org

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
Programmes


+32 2 229 35 72
claire@enar-eu.org

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@enar-eu.org

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@enar-eu.org

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@enar-eu.org

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 Santos Wahlgren
Senior Advocacy and Network Development Officer


+32 2 229 35 73
juliana@enar-eu.org

Juliana joined ENAR in July 2006. She 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, English, French, German
Esra Ozkan
Network Development Officer


+32 2 229 35 78
esra@enar-eu.org

Esra joined the ENAR team in July 2018. She has been active in a variety of grassroots groups and civil society organisations striving for social and environmental justice in the last ten years. Recently she has mainly worked around climate change, migration, LGBTI rights, decolonizing public spaces as an activist and as a facilitator. She is inspired by nature, popular education, social action, communities of resistance and networks of solidarity and many others. She thinks a lot about how to build resilient and effective social movements in this ever changing complex world. For this she tries to stay committed but also critical and open to change herself as well by learning everyday something new.
Georgina Siklossy
Senior Communication and Press Officer


+32 2 229 35 77
georgina@enar-eu.org

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
Sanka Chandima Abayawardena
Communications Officer


+32 2 229 35 75
sanka@enar-eu.org

Sanka joined the ENAR team as Communication Officer in June 2018. He previously worked on the global sustainable development agenda and as an advocacy and communications expert from 2007 up to now. He has previously worked for the Global Young Greens, Asia Pacific Green Network, National Youth Services Council of Sri Lanka and a number of other international organisations. From 2011 to 2014 he designed and oversaw the global process supported by the UN to mainstream youth participation in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Anne-Sophie Marchant
Administrator


+32 2 229 35 79
anne-sophie@enar-eu.org

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@enar-eu.org

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
Myriam De Feyter
Administrative support


+32 2 229 35 70
info@enar-eu.org

Myriam joined ENAR in 2004-2005. She studied Sinology and Public Administration at Ghent University (Belgium). Initially she worked for the Belgian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Beijing (China) and Ottawa (Canada). Afterwards, she became the Coordinator of the Canadian NGO Network on International Human Rights (Ottawa) and later on, the Canadian Human Rights Foundation’s (present Equitas) International Human Rights Training Programme (Montreal). Back in Europe, she set up December 18, the international advocacy and resource centre on the human rights of migrant workers. Myriam used to work for the European Network Against Racism as Administrator and Deputy Director Administration, Finance and HR. Today she occasionally works for ENAR as an Administrative employee.

Languages : Dutch, English, French, Chinese
Chaïb Benaïssa
Researcher


chaib@enar-eu.org

Chaïb is a social science researcher interested in the integration processes of Maghrebian families in France and has participated in various missions related to them within the framework of previous professional activities. Chaïb worked as a research officer at the Agence nationale pour la cohésion sociale et l’égalité des chances (Acsé), Consultant for an association for the prevention of juvenile delinquency around the La Villette site in Paris, Coordinator of the anti-discrimination plan of the municipality of Paris within the federation of the Paris League of Education, Adviser for the immigration-integration department of François Hollande’s presidential platform where he worked on themes related to citizenship, identity and social cohesion. He is conducting research for ENAR on radicalisation in Belgium, as part of the DARE (Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality) project.
Anna Hvas Sandvad
Advocacy and Network Development Assistant (student placement)


anna@enar-eu.org

Anna joined the ENAR team as Advocacy and Network Development Assistant in September 2018 as part of her university studies. She is currently studying a master’s degree in European Studies at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. The master’s degree is in extension of her bachelor’s degree in Language and International Studies, English from the University of Aalborg, Denmark. The master’s degree expedites her ambitions of working within international human rights organisations operating in the EU. Moreover, Anna has engaged herself in refugee integration as a Volunteer Coordinator for the Danish Refugee Council Youth (DFUNK Ung-til-Ung) in Aalborg, Denmark. At ENAR, Anna assists on the topics of migration, network mobilisation and advocacy.

Languages : English, Danish

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