The members of the Network for Dialogue come from both faith-based and secular organizations working at the local, national, and European levels on the integration and social inclusion of refugees and migrants in Europe. Network members are also religious leaders, academics and other experts who endeavour to assist and support the social inclusion of newcomers in host societies using dialogical approaches. Network members have vast experiences in working with refugees and migrants in different European contexts. They engage with other institutions on the national and European level in order to bring forth voices of grassroots initiatives in policymaking.

Dag-Kristian Pontvik

ADRA Italy

Dag-Kristian Pontvik has been the Country Director of ADRA Italy since January 2017.

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Igor Mitrović

ADRA Serbia

Igor Mitrović has been the Executive Director of ADRA Serbia since 2011.

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Dr. Ángela María Arbeláez

ART Bridges

Dr. Ángela María Arbeláez is the founder of the nonprofit cultural organization, ART Bridges in Lesbos (Greece).

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Maria Lucia Uribe

Arigatou International office, Geneva

Maria Lucia Uribe has been the Executive Director of the Arigatou International office in Geneva since 2013.

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Dr. Alba Sabaté Gauxachs

Blanquerna Observatory on Media, Religion and Culture

Dr. Alba Sabaté Gauxachs is the Deputy Director at the Blanquerna Observatory on Media, Religion and Culture and a professor at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona.

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Nejra Kadić Meškić

Centre for Cultural Dialogue

Nejra Kadić Meškić is a CEO at the Center for Cultural Dialogue that builds intercultural societies and fights growing mistrust and polarization by strengthening intercultural and interreligious dialogue, with a special approach to people on the move.

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Dima Mahjoub

Diaspora Network Alliance

Dima Mahjoub is an active member of the Diaspora Network Alliance (DNA), a non-affiliate organization that aims to empower newcomers by providing them with opportunities and tools to assimilate and become active members in their host countries.

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Haythem Kamel Badawy

FSL

Haythem Kamel Badawy is the Director of the Training and Awareness
Association in Luxembourg (Formation et Sensibilisation de Luxembourg
–FSL).

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Amanda Figueras

Foro Abraham

Amanda Figueras is a journalist and writer, truly passionate about interfaith dialogue and is working with Foro Abraham (Spain).

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Dr. Archimandrite Panteleimon Papasynefakis

Greek Orthodox Church

Dr. Archimandrite Panteleimon Papasynefakis was ordained as a Priest of the Greek Orthodox Church in 2001.

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Amina Khalid

Initiatives of Change UK

Amina Khalid academically specialises in the Sociology of Medicine and Social Policy with a Masters in Equality and Diversity Policies.

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Ilan Cohn

HIAS Europe

Ilan Cohn is the Director of HIAS Europe. He joined HIAS in 2019 from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Since 2000, he has been working on a broad range of international migration and integration issues, mostly at the intergovernmental level.

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Dr. Amjad Mohamed Saleem

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – IFRC

Dr. Amjad Mohamed Saleem works for the IFRC as the Manager for the Inclusion, Protection and Engagement Unit.

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Atallah FitzGibbon

Islamic Relief Worldwide

Atallah FitzGibbon is the Faith Partnerships Advisor at Islamic Relief Worldwide, where he has worked for 25 years, previously serving as Policy and Strategy Manager and International Programmes Director.

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Jelena Djurdjević

Jesuit Refugee Service

Jelena Djurdjević is a social worker and Project Coordinator of the Integration House, Pedro Arrupe, run by the Jesuit Refugee Service Serbia.

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Carl Dahlbäck

Kyrkoherde Nacka församling

Carl Dahlbäck was ordained as a Priest of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden in 1990.

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Elena Dini

Sacred Heart Basilica Rome

Elena Dini is Senior Program Manager of the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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Karl Johannes Zarhuber

University for Teacher Education of Lower Austria and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies– IFRC

Karl Johannes Zarhuber works with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva, based at the Austrian Red Cross in Vienna as Global Coordinator for the Humanitarian Education Initiative.

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Nefeli Themeli

WAGGGS

Nefeli Themeli is the Global Programmes Manager for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and has been a volunteer of the movement for more than 20 years.

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Marina Liakis

Za’atar NGO

Marina Liakis is a French-Greek citizen and serves as Director of Za’atar NGO.

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Rositsa Atanasova

Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria

Rositsa Atanasova has served as Advocacy Expert for the Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria since 2019.

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Elisabeth Palugyay

Expert in Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue and Migration

Elisabeth Palugyay is working as consultant for intercultural and interreligious dialogue in Vienna.

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Mabrouka Rayachi

Supervisor for Islamic Education

Mabrouka Rayachi originally comes from Tunisia and has been living in Austria for 29 years.

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Jon Rasmussen

World Organization of the Scout Movement, Denmark

Jon Rasmussen has a Bachelor in Social Education and is an Intercultural and interreligious dialogue practitioner, coach and peace-builder.

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Isabel Martins da Silva

MEERU | Abrir Caminho

Isabel is the Community Director of MEERU | Abrir Caminho, which aims to promote community cohesion through Dialogue and Proximity.

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