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
Julie Pascoët
Senior Advocacy Officer


+32 2 229 35 74
julie@enar-eu.org

Julie joined the ENAR team in 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.

Languages: French, English and Spanish
Juliana Santos Wahlgren
Senior Advocacy Officer


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

Juliana joined ENAR in 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; Antisemitism; National Action Plans Against Racism

Languages: Portuguese, English, French, German
Ojeaku Nwabuzo
Senior Research Officer


+32 2 229 35 76
ojeaku@enar-eu.org

Ojeaku joined ENAR in 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
Mahmoud AbuRahma
Impact and Process Officer


mahmoud@enar-eu.org

Mahmoud AbuRahma joined ENAR in January 2020. He holds a Master’s degree in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex, UK. He is experienced in programme and project management and international advocacy.
Throughout his career, he led civil society efforts to empower local communities through civic education and civic action to strengthen democratisation and rights-based approaches in Palestine. He also worked on the promotion and protection of human rights through the international law framework in Palestine and the Middle East region; focusing on human rights and IHL protection and advocacy. He is also working on combating the shrinking civic space and the empowerment and protection of human rights defenders.

During this time, he carried out a research fellowship at the centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York, UK, and served on the Executive Committee of the EuroMed Rights Network.

Languages: Arabic, English, Dutch
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 2007. She previously worked during five years at BEUC, the European Consumers’ Organisation and was in charge of communications 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 - Digital


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

Sanka joined the ENAR team as Digital 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
Myriam De Feyter
Administrator


+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 Deputy Director Administration, Finance and HR.

Languages: Dutch, English, French, Mandarin
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

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