IREX Europe Director Mike de Villiers has over 15 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.
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.
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.
Viorica Palamarciuc joined IREX Europe as a Junior Project Manager in April 2016. She provides support for the implementation of different donor funded projects, assisting Programme Managers with administration and monitoring and evaluation, reporting and project tracking
IREX Europe assists in the development of nations and peoples by providing services, programs, infrastructure and technologies that improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, foster pluralistic civil society development, and reduce conflict.