Today our Election Observation Mission to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has started. We would like to introduce to you our Mission Coordinators who have put a tremendous effort in making it all happen:
I am András from Hungary and I am currently between jobs living in Budapest. I studied international relations, political science and international election monitoring. I started my career as a researcher at the Institute for Political Science at the Hungarian Academy of Science. Then I worked a year for the UN before joining a Scottish charity for two and a half years. I was based in DR Congo, Cambodia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Kosovo and Ukraine.
During the past years I had the chance to travel around the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and to participate in the Pre-Election Monitoring Mission with AEGEE.
I’m Elizabeth from the UK. In 2013 I graduated from The University of Sheffield with a Master’s in Political Theory, having focused specifically on ethnic conflict, human rights and child piracy. I also graduated with a First Class BA in Philosophy with Journalism from the University of Hertfordshire in 2010. In 2016, I took part in the Tomas Lantos Institute’s summer school on ‘Prejudice, Genocide and Remembrance’.
I currently work as a freelance journalist – with a specific focus on politics, conflict and peacebuilding. In addition I can often be found working in the charity sector. Outside of work I am an Amnesty International member, a returned ICS Team Leader from a Restless Development programme in Tanzania and a graduate of the VSO and Restless Development Voice for Development programme. My interest in election stems from my interest in politics and peacebuilding. I am particularly passionate about ensuring young people are included in the electoral process.