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Tudor Kovacs

Capacity Building Officer, IGLYO

Tudor Kovacs’s career has been focused on education, empowerment and the rights and the health of the LGBTQI community. He now works as a Capacity Building Manager for the International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO).

Up until the end of 2014, he managed the operations of the umbrella organisation ECOM (Eurasian Coalition on Male Health), as its Executive Director, working in advocacy and capacity building around HIV for MSM (men having sex with men) and Trans organizations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Prior to this, he worked at Population Services International (PSI) in Romania, where he led the HIV prevention and support program for men who have sex with men (MSM).  During this time, he also served on the Steering Committee of the Global Forum on MSM and HIV, participating in global level advocacy and capacity building for MSM worldwide.

He provided input to several United Nations publications and contributed to the content and rollout of UN for All program to improve workplace inclusion within the UN.

Matt Beard

Executive Director, All Out

“We do this work because we want to help get a fair deal for LGBT people everywhere and end bigotry and discrimination.”

Mathew Beard is the Executive Director at All Out. Prior to joining All Out in early 2016 he served as the International Director of Fundraising and Communications at ActionAid, a global anti-poverty and women’s rights organisation.

All Out is a movement for love and equality. We are thousands of people of all sexual orientations and identities from across the planet, turning solidarity into action. Through respectful partnerships, we connect millions of ordinary citizens so that they can take action on, or donate to, campaigns for LGBT rights.

Workshop on online fundraising, communications and campaigning will give participants practical insights into current best practice around online fundraising, communications and campaigning.

Chiara Patricolo

Executive Committee member, European Students' Union

Chiara Patricolo is a member of the Executive Committee of ESU for the mandate 2016/2017. She has been a member of the Academic Senate and of the Student Council of the University of Bologna and president of the Regional Council of Students in Emilia-Romagna. She has a bachelor in International Relations and a master in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs in Forlì, part of the university of Bologna, where she has been the leader of the local students’ union from 2012 to 2014. She has been UdU’s –the Italian Students’ Union- international officer from 2013 to 2015. She loves art, reading, travelling and meeting new people.

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Roxana Marin

Grassroots Activist

“If one can be taught anything, one can also be untaught everything: rules, norms, definitions, recipes, fixed-form poetry and prayer, shame, fear. whatever limits or takes away their freedom.”

Roxana Marin is a grassroots educator and activist, as well a public speaking coach for teens and professional adults working in profit and nonprofit settings. Another hat she wears is that of community organizer in Roma slums and mentor to young fellow-Roma and queer advocates at the onset of their course. For the past 3 years, Roxana has provided support to young transgender teens in different high schools.

Catarina Santos

Communications Officer, IGLYO

Catarina has a strong background in feminism and activism and has started working in IGLYO in 2018. This year she has also founded the platform Guerrilla Resistance, which aims to diversify the dominant discourse in society by highlighting the diversity and promoting emancipation as well as the artistic, cultural and civic expression of marginalized and / or oppressed groups, and  online and offline.

Prior to IGLYO, she has worked in the international cooperative movement, and in multicultural and feminist NGOs and social justice platforms as a coordinator, facilitator, consultant, event organizer, and communications expert.

She has a bachelor in Communication Sciences taken between the University of Lisbon and Madrid’s  Complutense University, and a Master’s in Development and International Relations taken in Denmark’s Aalborg University and Beijing’s University of International Relations.

IGLYO is co-funded by the Rights Equality and Citizenship (REC) programme 2014-2020 of the European Union and the Government of the Netherlands. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of IGLYO and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission or the Government of the Netherlands.