We finally are ready to introduce you the coordinators of our next Mission to UK Referendum!
My name is Vesna and I come from Slovenia where I also currently live. I hold a Master Degree in Diversity management. I have more than 5-year of experience working as fundraiser and project manager in the field of active citizenship, local development, democracy and election, mostly in the NGO sector in Slovenia, Italy and Tunisia. My first election experience dates back to 2014. Since then I have worked as long-term election observer in Tunisia and Haiti. Within the electoral field I am especially interested in topics such as youth/women participation and voter education. I look forward to broaden my electoral experience and witness the UK referendum as one of the AEGEE mission coordinators.
My name is Charlotte Wagenaar and I live in The Hague. I hold a degree in Public Administration from Leiden University, a master’s degree with distinction in Comparative Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh and a postgraduate specialist degree in Election Observation and Electoral Assistance from the University of the Basque Country. Since 2013, I have observed elections in Estonia, the United Kingdom and Albania as well as the Scottish independence referendum in Edinburgh.
I have worked at the Elections Office for voting from abroad in the Netherlands and currently work as a Public Administration tutor at Leiden University’s Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. I undertook research council funded research on referendums and the relationship between representative and direct democracy and am currently collaborating on a research project on electoral coalitions, candidate backgrounds and the prevalence of clientelism in Indonesian regional elections. I have presented my research in Oxford and Copenhagen.
Having lived in the UK for two years and currently visiting almost monthly, I am thrilled to take up the role of Mission Coordinator for this mission, with a particular responsibility for research and reporting
My name is Lenka Hill. I am originally from the Czech Republic but I have lived in the UK on and off for the past five years. After finishing my MA studies at College of Europe in Natolin last year, I now work as an auditor for the National Audit Office in London, which is a body that audits the UK government.
Among my previous work experience, I observed local elections in Central Devon, UK and participated at the election campaigns across Devon. Given that the UK referendum will impact the future of the whole of Europe, I am very excited to be part of the Elections Observation Mission to the UK and hope that my local knowledge will make the running of this campaign very smooth.