Irex Europe assists nations and peoples in their development

IREX Europe is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation working to improve education, strengthen independent media, reduce conflict, and support democracy and human rights.

The IREX Europe approach emphasises partnerships with local development organisations and provides training and capacity building in order to create sustainable change.

IREX Europe, registered as an association in France, has an annual turn-over of €2.7 million with funding support from multiple donors, including the EU, United Nations, and bilateral governments.

our Values
Freedom of Expression
The right to education
Equality for all peoples
Inclusive/participative and peaceful communities
Protection and understanding of the rights of Individual

What do we do ?

Gender equality

Gender EqualityIREX Europe works internationally to promote the rights of women and to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons.


Media and Information Literacy

Media Information & LiterayIREX Europe is committed to empowering citizens to engage critically with what they read and to increase their access to accurate and objective information.


Freedom of expression

Freedom of ExpressionIREX Europe provides assistance and capacity building to media organisations, journalists, media lawyers and civil society organisations (CSOs) focused on media freedom.


Human Rights

Human right
IREX Europe works to promote fundamental rights in closed societies. We work with Human Rights Defenders to strengthen their capacity in the field, to strengthen local networking and  to provide emergency support and legal support to victims of repression.


Media Development

Media developmentSince its creation in 2004, IREX Europe has worked to strengthen local and independent media, aiming to improve the sustainability, quality and accuracy of reporting.


Where We Help ?

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Last News

October 26, 2017
October 21, 2017

IREX Europe Staff

Mike, Director
IREX Europe Director Mike de Villiers has over 20 years experience in journalism, international development and media programme management. In that time, Mike has been based in Canada, Britain, Macedonia and France, and has worked in Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Eurasia and Asia. He has a strong background in international affairs with a particular focus on the European Union.

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Flora, Deputy Director
Deputy Director Flora Graioni has been with IREX Europe since September 2007, managing media and civil society projects funded by different organizations such as the EU, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and UN agencies. She is also involved in partnership development and project design.

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Anne-Katrin, Project Manager
Anne-Katrin joined IREX Europe as Programme Manager in March 2015. She manages IREX Europe’s projects to promote fundamental rights and to support Human Rights Defenders. She is also involved in project design and partnership development.

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Viorica, Project Manager
Viorica Palamarciuc joined IREX Europe in April 2016. Starting October 2016, Viorica is managing IREX Europe’s Media and Information Literacy program in Moldova and provides support for the implementation of different donor funded projects. She is also involved in general research on human rights issues and independent media/ freedom of the press issues.

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Pauline, Project Manager
Pauline Zanetti joined IREX Europe as a project manager in May 2017. She is overseeing our work in Eurasia and Tunisia, focusing on the promotion of human rights, improving media literacy, and strengthening community radios.

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Florence, Project Manager
Florence Duvauchelle joined IREX Europe in October 2016 as a project manager and new business developer, coming from 10 years experience in international development.

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Victoria, Project Manager
Victoria Stephens joined IREX Europe in January 2017. She manages IREX Europe’s work in Central Asia, focusing on improving media literacy and supporting independent media.

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Gabrielle, Financial Manager
Gabrielle Joint joined IREX Europe in May 2017 as IREX Europe’s Finance Manager, and overseas the financial management of all of our projects.

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Natalia, Project Manager
Natalia Gladkova joined IREX Europe in April 2016 and manages IREX Europe’s projects promoting freedom of expression and human rights in the Eastern Partnership partner countries. In addition, Natalia contributes to partnership and project development.

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