Our Team

Our team is based in Brussels, close to the European institutions, and at the heart of the digital and human rights environment.

Claire Fernandez

Executive Director

Claire is in charge of EDRi’s leadership, mission and strategy, financial sustainability and oversight, and the daily management of the operations. Before joining EDRi, she worked as the Deputy Director of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), and prior to that as an independent human rights consultant, and as an adviser to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, and represented the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia and Kosovo. She holds a Master degree in Human Rights from the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg, France.

(Languages: French, English, Serbo-Croatian)

E-Mail: claire.fernandez [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 8C04 0EDA 7D93 8FEE 5A6C 7984 6AA8 2F3C 236C BE38


Chloé Berthélémy

Chloé Berthélémy

Senior Policy Advisor

Chloé leads EDRi’s policy work on law enforcement and data protection issues, including cross-border access to data at EU and Council of Europe levels, Europol, EU police and migration databases, and information exchange (“Prüm”, EURODAC). She also has expertise related to online freedom of expression and content moderation in the context of the Terrorist Content Online Regulation. Before joining EDRi, she advocated for youth rights at the European level. In her free time, she is active in environmental and feminist social movements.

(Languages: French, English, German)

E-Mail: chloe.berthelemy [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 2BFD E5C3 E6E3 6F6E C4E6 0C7F 80E4 3DF9 13C1 BFB6
Twitter: @ChloBemy

Sarah Chander

Senior Policy Advisor

Sarah leads EDRi's policy work on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and specifically the EU’s AI Regulation. She also works on issues of discrimination in a digital context, migration-related technologies, and works on a process of decolonising the digital rights field alongside the Digital Freedom Fund (DFF). She looks to make links between the digital and other social justice movements. Sarah has experience in racial and social justice and previously worked at the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) on a wide range of topics including anti-discrimination law and policy, intersectional justice, state racism, racial profiling and police brutality. She was actively involved in movements against immigration detention.

(Languages: French, English)

E-Mail: sarah.chander [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 1BA3 827E 35E1 6848 A585 92B7 5B74 AC72 8091 D060
Twitter: @sarahchander

Ella Jakubowska

Senior Policy Advisor

Ella leads EDRi's policy work on the use of facial recognition and biometrics by state and private actors, especially relating to the EU's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act. She also leads EDRi's policy work on the ePrivacy derogation for tackling the online spread of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and the 'Prüm II' proposal for law enforcement exchange of information. Ella supports colleagues' advocacy on the AI Act more broadly, the ePrivacy Regulation, and the Reclaim Your Face campaign to ban biometric mass surveillance. She holds an interdisciplinary MSc in Human Rights, with a research focus on feminist approaches to the sociology of science and technology (STS). Prior to joining EDRi, Ella worked in digital business transformation.

(Languages: English, French[ish])

E-Mail: ella.jakubowska [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 8B92 3E96 4E53 83F3 2F92 240A F53D 739E CFDA 2711
Twitter: @ellajakubowska1

Diego Naranjo

Head of Policy

Diego is a lawyer with a human rights background who joined EDRi in October 2014. He oversees the work of the EDRi policy team and coordinates the network’s advocacy efforts. He follows the debate around encryption, the ePrivacy Regulation, privacy of communications (CSAM-related legslation) and workers’ surveillance. Between 2017-2018 he was a member of the expert group on digital rights put together by the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda. He co-founded the Andalusian human rights organisation Grupo 17 de Marzo and worked on migration law, labour law, and international criminal law before specialising on digital rights.

(Languages: Spanish, English, French)

E-Mail: diego.naranjo [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 8039 0F75 2FF1 AFE8 11E7 28E6 4AA3 B5F4 4D7E 536C
Twitter: @_DiegoNaranjo

Jan Penfrat

Senior Policy Advisor

Jan is leading EDRi’s work on platform regulation, including the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, and covers policies related to disinformation and surveillance advertising. Before joining EDRi, Jan was a freelance technology reporter at the German IT magazine Golem.de where he covered internet regulation, IT security and open source software. He started his career as a policy consultant for the lobbying firm EUTOP and was a co-founder of the Privacy Training Center.

(Languages: German, English, French)

E-Mail: jan.penfrat [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: E19B D0B9 6467 5B97 395F 117A CE16 0278 1398 FFE6
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Sebastian Becker Castellaro

Policy Advisor

Sebastian works on platform regulation, including the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, and covers policies related to disinformation and surveillance advertising. Before joining EDRi, Sebastian worked in several human rights organisations including Derechos Digitales and the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH). He holds a Master's degree in Constitutional Law from the Universidad de Chile and in International Law from Université Libre de Bruxelles. In his free time he likes to skate, play football, read literature and philosophy and hangout with friends.

(Languages: Spanish, English, French)

E-Mail: sebastian.becker [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 571A 09D6 25D2 C956 90D3 DBA6 EECD 0C52 5836 CADB
Twitter: @sebabecks


Guillermo Peris

Senior Community Coordinator

Guillermo’s main goal is to facilitate the synergies among EDRi members and affiliates and making sure the different organisations that constitute EDRi work in the best possible conditions. He deals with knowledge-sharing practices, improving internal communication and cooperation and supporting the development of EDRi governance mechanisms. He also organises capacity-building trainings, build coalitions and coordinates for network events. He is also constantly looking for new organisations in order to recruit them to join EDRi. If you’d like to join us, he’s the one you should talk to. In his free time he loves playing Dungeons & Dragons, cooking for his beloved ones and reading all kinds of speculative fiction. He holds a Master degree in Journalism & Communication from the University of Valencia, Spain.

(Languages: Spanish, English, French)

E-Mail: guillermo.peris [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 5C5C 52B1 9CDA 55A4 03DF 1F90 F344 995F EC18 1FF5

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Enxhi Noni

Events Support

Enxhi supports the logistical, technical and communication aspects of EDRi's events. She works closely with the community and the communications and campaign teams. She has experience in communication and administrative support for NGOs, coordinating research projects and film festivals. Enxhi is currently pursuing an MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology at KU Leuven, focusing on visual heritage and digital ethnography.

(Languages: Albanian, French, English)

E-Mail: enxhi.noni [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 5FEA F3D6 06A3 269A D7F2 637F E397 A1EA 8786 3FAA

Ioana Barbulescu

Ioana Barbulescu

Senior Membership and Community Officer

Ioana works on membership strategy, community and coalitions with broader movements. She works also specifically to support EDRi members part of the internal decolonising working group. She has previously worked in the criminal legal reform field at Fair Trials, including on issues of surveillance and policing as tools of systemic oppression. She holds a Masters Degree in Law and Global Governance Studies. You can talk to her freely on matters of queerness and abolition.

(Languages: Romanian, English, French)
E-Mail: ioana.barbulescu [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: AA84 A095 B5EC 4BD4 495F 2FAB D325 4360 BD59 CF5C

Fundraising and Finance

Jean Duclos

Senior Finance and Administration Officer

Jean is responsible for the day-to-day management in the EDRi office, including finances and HR. He has a Master degree in European affairs from the IEE-ULB.

(Languages: French, English)

E-Mail: jean.duclos [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: B8F4 7BD8 22FA 6D36 B802 F921 7453 8058 35DA 0BB4

Assita Kone

Assita Kone

Junior Administration and Finance Officer

Assita supports EDRi with administration, finance and office management. She has experience in financial auditing in Italy and holds MSc in International Business and Accounting.

(Languages: Italian, French, English)

E-Mail: assita.kone [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: BE4D 3CB8 621B EE65 023B 2214 57DE 77F3 7A08 9E0A

Katarína Bartovičová

Senior Fundraising Manager

Katarina is responsible for developing relationships and raising funds from foundations, individuals, companies and other sources. Before joining EDRi, she had over a decade of fundraising experience, primarily at Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe, Amnesty International in Slovakia, Post Bellum SK and at the Slovak Fundraising Centre, which she co-established and has been its Deputy Chair since 2009. She holds a Master degree in Film and Television Production & Management from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia.

(Languages: Slovak, English)

E-mail: katarina.bartovicova [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 9B54 59CC BF19 B338 8150 8EC5 E812 51FA 72BF 02EE

Communications and Campaigns

Andreea Belu

Andreea Belu

Head of Campaigns and Communications

Andreea’s life goal is to ensure EDRi’s work is chewable & digestible for the wide public. She is responsible for developing the network’s campaign infrastructure and often co-organises EDRi’s events. In the past, she was the Board Director of the Danish NGO Oi4P, interviewed for DataEthics.eu and worked in a PET Startup. She has a Master in Business and Philosophy from Copenhagen Business School. Tweets as @EveDaRib.

(Languages: Romanian, English, Spanish, Danish)

E-mail: andreea.belu [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 66B2 48F0 35D5 C203 6561 70EE 0297 F83C C819 D5BF

Viktoria Tomova

Communications and Media Officer

Viktoria is responsible for EDRi's campaigns and communications' outputs, including press, social media, website, newsletter and publications. She holds an interdisciplinary MSc in International Development Practice from the University of St Andrews, with a research focus on surveillance capitalism and the digitalisation of international development. Viktoria is passionate about the power of communication and storytelling in translating policy, academic and legal knowledge to the various audiences. She is a co-founder of an NGO in Bulgaria, tackling disinformation and misinformation. Tweets as @tomova_viktoria.

(Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian)

E-mail: viktoria.tomova [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 8E53 9E94 B86A 26E1 6A0B DAEC 546F 1FFA 3D73 9038

Valentina Carrasco

Design and Creative Production Officer

Valentina is in charge of the visual and audiovisual communications, both for digital and printed platforms. She coordinates also website design and production of videos. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and one in Illustration and visual arts. She is passionate about the interaction between arts, technology and social movements.

(Languages: Spanish, French, English, Dutch)

E-mail: valentina.carrasco [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 36EC 374F A81D 28FB 5AC0 76BC 40A1 21AB 9A8A 34E9

Chiara Miraglia

Communications and Campaigns Junior Officer

Chiara works closely on the EDRi website, social media platforms and the EDR-gram newsletter. She is a former Schuman trainee for the Secretariat of the European Parliament in the Unit for the Coordination of Editorial and Communication activities (EDCO). Before that, she had several working experiences in the non-profit sector with organisations such as Médecins sans frontières and the Italian Refugee Council. She has a Master's degree in Government and Politics - Communication and New Media and a vast passion for the digital communication sector.

(Languages: Spanish, Italian, English)

E-mail: chiara.miraglia [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 9C42 0599 B690 41DC 484B 1F77 CDD2 4F20 594B 613F

Shubham Kaushik

Communications and Media Officer

Shubham works on EDRi’s various campaigns and communication products, including the website and social media. Previously, she supported communications for an international anti-corruption organisation in Berlin. She holds a Masters Degree in Media and Journalism, and a Bachelors degree in Economics. Her brief experience as an independent journalist in India makes her especially passionate about the intersections of digital rights and press freedom, and holding power to account.

(Languages: English, Hindi, German)
E-mail: shubham.kaushik [at] edri [dot] org
PGP: 0415 3505 EB67 49DA 28BD 6F6A FE6C F86F 372E EF8E

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Brian Donnelly

Campaigns Officer

Brian works with EDRi’s members and allies to build coalitions and partnerships for pan-European campaigns on digital rights. He enjoys coordinating creative and collaborative, people-centred processes to bring about social change. Previously, he has worked at Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International in Ireland. Most recently, he held the position of Programmes Officer at IGLYO – the world’s largest LGBTQI+ youth network. He holds a Master’s Degree in Gender, Globalisation and Human Rights from the University of Galway in Ireland.

(Languages: Irish, English, French)
E-mail: brian.donnelly [at] edri [dot] org

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