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Esther Martinez

Esther is the co-founder and director of RECLAIM. 

 

She has a vast track record of engaging EU institutions in protecting human rights, civic freedoms and media pluralism. 

 

She engages on a daily basis with an extensive network of human rights defenders across Europe and beyond.  

 

Esther is a political scientist from Spain based in Brussels.

esther.martinez@reclaiming.eu

Esther Martinez

Founder and director

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Ane Sommer

Ane is the co-founder and chair of RECLAIM. 

 

In her daily work she is chief advisor with DanChurchAid doing stakeholder management and press. 

 

Her vast experience from working in Europe and the Middle East on the promotion of human rights and international law and the protection of human rights defenders contributes to the work of RECLAIM. 

 

Ane is a political scientist from Denmark, based in Copenhagen.

ane.sommer@reclaiming.eu

Ane Sommer

Founder and board chair

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Martina Di Gaetano

Martina is RECLAIM´s Policy and Advocacy Assistant. 

 

She is a legal researcher, specialised on the right to a fair trial and access to justice as well as on empowering civil society organisations.

Before joining RECLAIM, she worked as a Bluebook Trainee at the European Commission, on Justice Policy and Rule of Law.

 

Martina is Italian and based in Brussels. 

martina.digaetano@reclaiming.eu

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Martina Di Gaetano

Legal Researcher 

Romeral Ortiz

Romeral is supporting the work of RECLAIM.

 

She is a committed peacebuilding practitioner working with the UN and specialized in the role youth plays in conflict transformation. She has been involved with youth-led organizations and international institutions across the world. 

 

She helps RECLAIM to build up their youth capacity and empowerment projects.

 

Romeral is a Spanish anthropologist and political scientist based in Barcelona.

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Romeral Ortiz

Youth Outreach Advisor

George Zeidan

George is part of the RECLAIM board. 

 

He is an esteemed community mobilizer and the co-founder of Right to Movement Palestine. He is a Fulbright awardee, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and works as a program manager in an international humanitarian organization.

 

He ensures that RECLAIM has strong, accountable institutional policies and financial systems in place.

 

George is Palestinian, based in Jerusalem.

george.zeidan@reclaiming.eu

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George Zeidan

Institutional Policies

Asger Knudsen

Asger is supporting the work of RECLAIM. 

 

He is a psychologist specialized in behavioral and organizational psychology. He has vast theoretical and on-the-ground experience in leading and supervising volunteers and grass-roots movements. 

 

He helps Reclaim with internal and external communication and process management.

 

Asger is Danish and based in Copenhagen.

asger.knudsen@reclaiming.eu

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Asger Knudsen

Communications Consultant

Roberto Venturini

Roberto is part of the RECLAIM board. 

 

He is a Senior Economist at Compass Lexecon where he advises clients on competition policy and antitrust. He is an adjunct professor of European Economic Integration at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. 

 

He supports RECLAIM's private sector partnerships in promoting human rights and media pluralism.

 

Roberto has a PhD in Economics. He is Italian, based in Brussels.

roberto.venturini@reclaiming.eu

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Roberto Venturini

Board Member

Elsa Delmas

Elsa is a graphic designer with a multidisciplinary background. Coming from a Graphic Communication course, she has experience in crafting visual identities and designing for publishing. 

 

Elsa is French and based in England. She helps Reclaim with design and visual communication.

elsa.delmas@reclaiming.eu

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Elsa Delmas

Graphic Designer

Isadora Carvalho

Isadora is supporting the work of RECLAIM. 

 

She is a political scientist specialized in shrinking space for civil society and political transformation.

 

She is supporting RECLAIMs research on the global misuse of counter-terror laws against human rights defenders.  

Isadora is Brazilian and based in Paris.

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Isadora Carvalho

Policy Researcher

Omri Preiss

Omri is part of the RECLAIM board. 

 

He is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Alliance4Europe. 

 

His experience as an advisor at the European Parliament, with Front Line Defenders and democracy promotion in Europe contributes to the work of RECLAIM.

 

Omri is a Political Scientist. He is Israeli-Polish based in Brussels.

omri.preiss@alliance4europe.eu

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Omri Preiss

Board member

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