Thursday, 31 January 2013

New Team in the TRIALOG Liaison Office in Brussels

In January 2013, two new colleagues joined the TRIALOG team. Mirjam Sutrop replaces Liaison Officer Rebecca Steel-Jasinska who is currently on maternity leave and Katarina Sramkova will support her as Junior Liaison Officer. From the TRIALOG Brussels office they work in close cooperation with CONCORD, the European NGDO Confederation, European institutions and other CSO networks. Some of the activities of the Liaison Officers are the organization of the annual Study Visit to Brussels and the publication of Policy Digests.

Mirjam Sutrop holds a degree in Government and Politics from University of Tartu, Estonia and masters in Development Studies from Dublin City University, Ireland. She worked as an information coordinator at Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (AK√ú) and as an internship coordinator at European Movement Estonia before starting as a Junior Policy Officer at TRIALOG in January 2012. In autumn 2012 she was a trainee at the European Parliament Transparency unit and beforehand she has completed two international internships – one at European Movement Ireland and the other one at Amnesty International Ireland where she conducted research for the End FGM campaign. Mirjam participated in the global education programme GLEN through which she worked in Thailand in the Phi Phi Sea Gypsy Community Centre during July-October 2011.
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Katarina Sramkova holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Masaryk university in Brno, Czech Republic and European master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice and Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles. Further she holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Masaryk university. From 2009 to 2012 Katarina worked as project coordinator within the Corporate Responsibility Programme in the Czech development NGO “NaZemi” (until 2012 known as “Society for fair trade”). From 2007 to 2012 she worked as contributor and lecturer at the Global Development Education Centre of NaZemi/Society for fair trade. She has also volunteeredfor the Czech NGO “SOZE - Society of Citizens Assisting Emigrants” and the Slovak NGO “Land of Harmony Foundation” promoting the inclusion of persons with disability.
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In the picture above Mirjam Sutrop, in the picture below Katarina Sramkova. Both photos by TRIALOG.

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