Communication and Policy Officer, CEJI - A Jewish contribution to an inclusive Europe
Born and raised in Hungary, Julia currently works in Belgium as communication officer and hate speech advisor for CEJI-A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe. In her current position she is responsible for designing strategies to advance educational programs and advocacy efforts in the hopes of creating a diverse Europe where everyone can fulfill their full potential. As hate speech advisor, she developed an online course called Facing Facts that aims to educate wider society on what hate speech is and how it can best be countered. Julia is dedicated to fighting the evils of online hate speech, misinformation, and harassment through training and counter-action, and is particularly concerned about the social and mental impact of these phenomena. Prior to this role, she was the marketing and program manager at the Israeli Cultural Institute in Budapest, where she had the opportunity to curate and organize an exhibition on the portrayal of the Holocaust in comic books. During that time she also participated in MiNYanim, a Central-Eastern European Jewish leadership program and completed the InterGeneration program that connected Holocaust survivors with young adults. She is now an active member of IJC, the International Jewish Community of Brussels. Julia received her B.A. in business and marketing management in Denmark, France, and England, and after a stint working in communications in China went on to complete an M.A. in media and public relations at Leicester University in England. With an endless appetite for studying, she is now focused on improving her Hebrew.