Chair of the ENAR Foundation
Chibo is a civil rights campaigner who has been active in the anti-discrimination movement for a long time. He is the ENAR Board Member from Austria. He is a successful poet and writer who won the 2007 Olaudah Equiano First Prize for fiction for his short story ‘Escapegoat’. He holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He was a Research Associate at the Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems (CADSWES), the University of Colorado at Boulder, and subsequently a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria, working on the potential impacts of climate change on international agriculture and economy. He teaches courses in migration and the political economy of hunger at the University of Vienna, provides development programming services for specialized Agencies of the UN, and continues to be active in anti-discrimination work. He was Vice President of ENAR during 2007-2010. Chibo was elected president of ENAR in December 2010.
Vice-Chair of the ENAR Foundation
Nicoletta is a lawyer specializing on European Union Law and particularly, amongst other, on social and employment law and policy, discrimination, asylum, migration, free movement of person and human rights. She has worked for more than ten years at the European Union Section of the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus and currently practices law, particularly in the above mentioned fields, as a private lawyer through her own law firm. She is a member of the Steering Committee of KISA-Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism since 1999, Chair of ENAR-Cyprus Coordination and Board member of ENAR (European Network Against Racism) for Cyprus since 2006 and Vice Chair of ENAR since 2009.
Sarah is Deputy Director at the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. She runs Runnymede’s European and international programme, which includes coordinating the UK Race & Europe Network, a network of UK based non-governmental organisations interested in European race equality policies. Sarah has led Runnymede’s criminal justice work and written reports including Equal Respect: ASBOs and race equality and Preventing Racist Violence; Work with Potential Perpetrators: Learning from Practice to Policy Change. Prior to working at Runnymede, she worked for the UK Office of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (now known as the EU Fundamental Rights Agency).
Andreas is currently working as a researcher and scientific journalist and is active in the Institute Researching Migration and Racism (iMiR) in Hamburg, Germany. He was born in 1963, worked for two years in the Republic of Ireland and studied sociology, history and political science in Freiburg, Hamburg and Istanbul. His research focuses on methodological questions of qualitative-heuristic fieldwork and processes of in- and exclusion in identity formations. He has worked as a researcher in different university and research projects. For 11 years he was the director of the Institute Researching Migration and Racism (iMiR). In 2009/2010 he worked in the ministry of Justice in Hamburg, in the Equality and Anti-discrimination Unit (“Arbeitsstelle Vielfalt”). In the Gender unit he developed the thematic field of masculinities. Since the beginning of 2011 he works as freelance scientific journalist, researcher and diversity trainer in the field of diversity change management. He has been active in the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) since its foundation in 1998 and since 2007 he is the board member for Germany (Netz gegen Rassismus) and representative for the Northern Region in the bureau of ENAR. He was re-elected in December 2011 for a second term.
Adla is a journalist and a media consultant. She has worked as a volunteer for the Greek Forum of Migrants, the Hellenic Sudanese Friendship League and the multicultural organization Cosmos of Culture. Currently she is working as a chief editor in the weekly kids newspaper of Kathimerini. She has been active in the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) since 2003 and since 2011 she is the board member for Greece and representative for the Southern Region in the Bureau of ENAR. She holds a Bachelor of Media and Cultural Studies from Wolverhampton University and is currently studing for her Master in New Media Technologies at the University of Athens.
Julia is a lawyer-analyst and project manager. She currently works for the Legal Information Centre for Human Rights in Estonia. Julia has coordinated a number of initiatives and projects, most of them addressing actions against discrimination of ethnic minorities, stateless persons, promoting accessibility of legal aid for vulnerable groups, developing services and situation monitoring for visible immigrants in Estonia, and improvement of awareness of various target groups with regards to equal treatment and mechanisms of protection. Additionally, Julia has been tightly involved with the feminist movement in Estonia and for 2 years served as Board member and as the Estonian national coordinator of the European Women’s Lobby. In 2005, Julia coordinated the launch of the ENAR Estonian coordination and since has been the Board member for Estonia. Julia holds a law degree and is specialised in migration issues and equal treatment.