2012 Pat Cox-HIA Fellows in the European Parliament

February 27, 2012

The Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship is a three-month professional internship with Members of European Parliament, accompanied by weekly seminars on human rights, minority rights and international relations. The program is open to alumni of the HIA Fellowship and this year, the participants represent seven countries and the past three years of summer fellowship.

HIA is pleased to announce the 2012 Cox Fellows and their professional placements:

  • Tosin Abgabiaka (United States) – Antonyia Parvanova (Bulgaria) ALDE, Vice-President ALDE, Environment/Women's Rights/Canada/Euro-Med
  • Sami Asali (France) – Alexandra Thein (Germany) ALDE, Palestinian Legislative Council/Legal Affairs
  • Julie Bernath (Germany) – Birgit Sippel (Germany) S&D, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs/South Asia
  • Tijana Bjeljac (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Eduard Kukan (Slovakia) EPP, Chair, Delegation for Relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo
  • Willem van Golstein Brouwers (The Netherlands) – Marietje Schaake (The Netherlands) ALDE, USA/Culture and Education/Foreign Affairs
  • Oksana Dekhtiarova (Ukraine) – Pawel Kowal (Poland) EPP, Chair, Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • Natasa Gavric (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Baroness Sarah Ludford (United Kingdom), Vice-Chair of Delegation to the USA/Civil Liberties
  • Perla Dalia Yael Herskovits (Germany) – Hannes Swoboda (Austria) S&D, Vice-President S&D, Foreign Affairs/Central Asia/USA/Balkans
  • Alexandra Jastrzebska (France/Poland) – Cătălin Sorin Ivan (Romania) S&D, Vice-Chair, Delegation for Relations with the Countries of the Andean Community
  • Eefje de Kroon (The Netherlands) – Migration Policy Group
  • Maelys Orellana (France) – Norica Nicolai (Romania) ALDE, Vice-Chair of Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • Linnea Riensberg (Germany) – Luigi Berlinguer (Italy), Vice-Chair, Committee on Legal Affairs

The program is named after its honorary patron, Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament. The 2012 program runs from January 28 through April 28, 2012.

For more information on the Cox Fellowhips Program, please click here.

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