Board members

Presenting the new board of EGAM. The new board was elected in October 2017.

 

 

Presenting the new board of EGAM: 

 

The new board was elected during EGAM’s 8th Annual Meeting in Rome last October.

 

Benjamin Abtan

President

Benjamin Abtan is the founder and the president of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement – EGAM, the founder and the coordinator of the Elie Wiesel Network of parliamentarians. He has been the political advisor of Bernard Kouchner, minister of Foreign affairs of France and the founder of Doctors Without Borders and of Doctors of the World, and of Christiane Taubira, minister of Justice of France. He has been the advisor for international affairs of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, the main French public financial institution, in order to build notably the Long Term Investors Club. He has also been the advisor of several French luxury houses for their institutional affairs. He has been very involved in civil society, as a member of the Board of SOS Racisme, the co-founder of the « Save Darfur » coalition, the president of the French Union of Jewish students. He teaches Genocide studies at various international universities. He holds engineering, international business and genocide studies degrees, respectively from French top-tier universities Télécom Paris and ESSEC, and from Stockton university (USA).

  

Angela Scalzo

Vice President

Journalist inscribed in the profession since 1983. Editor of the magazine « China in Italy. » Presently Head of Communications for the Provincial
Observatories for Environmental Protection of Rome. Social Researcher since 1977 in the field of migration, performing specific activities on issues related to Italians abroad and foreigners in Italy, on behalf of the Ministry of Labor Dir. V OAPL previously and currently for the UIL trade union, National Migration Policy Department. Social-health anthropologist since 2001. Masters in Transcultural Mental Hygiene – chair of Transcultural Psychiatry University of Rome “ La Sapienza” -2002. Founding member of SOS Racism Italy, she has held the position of Secretary General since 1989.
Vice President of EGAM since 2011. Her activities include 14 publications on immigration and anti-racism.


 

Mario

Mario Mazic

General Secretary

Mario Mažić was born in Sisak and grew up between Petrinja and Sisak due to war events in the 1990. He finished general program high school and enrolled at Faculty of Political Science in 2006. He finished a summer academic program in International Relations and Political Science at the University of Oslo, Norway (2008) and Northwestern University’s Study Abroad program in Croatia in History and Literature (2010). In 2012 he participated in a Fellowship program in Historical Dialogue and Accountability as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, New York, USA. During high school, he was hosting and editing a show on youth topics on a local radio station. Later in high school he joined the Croatian Helsinki Committee Youth Group and was later coordinating it before becoming an associate in the CHC’s Human Rights Education Program. He is a board member of the Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo and the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, where he holds the position of Secretary General. He established YIHR in Croatia in late 2008 in coordination with the YIHR Regional Network and has been its Director of Programs since. Between 2014 and 2017, he was the Croatian Country Manager of Reach for Change foundation.

 

Paul Morin 

Treasurer

Graduated from Sciences Po and the London School of Economics, Paul Max Morin used to be EGAM’s first executive director from 2011 to 2016. He’s now enrolled in a Phd programme at Sciences Po Paris in post-colonial studies and works at the French ministry of Defence on the transmission of the Memory of the Algerian war in France. 

 

 

 

Teodora Krumova

Board Member

Teodora Krumova is a Roma activist and a Deputy Chair of Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance. She holds a MA in history and archaeology from Veliko Turnovo University, Bulgaria, and a MA in medieval studies from Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Teodora is also one of the co-authors of the Roma Culture Classes Program and author of a number of publications on Roma history and

culture.


Natalia Tarmas
Board Member

Natalia Tarmas is a Board Member of the Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD) in Poland. During her studies and after she focused on the protection of human rights and of minorities. Natalia obtained her bachelor’s degree at the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland). She also possesses a Master’s degree in English Philology: American Studies, Intercultural Relations and Diplomacy.