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Erzsébet Gergely

Secretary General 

gergely [at] ceeweb [dot] org

Klára Hajdu 

Senior Policy Officer

IMG_8912_sm_2With the professional background of being a biologist I joined CEEweb in 2000 still as an intern. Later I worked on activities related to the ‘Environment for Europe’ process, the Convention on Biological Diversity and its regional arm, the Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy. Afterwards I was more involved in European biodiversity policies and the proactive policy forming of CEEweb in relation to biodiversity and sustainability, when I took over the position of the General Secretary for interim periods.

Currently I work part time and I am responsible for issues related to resource use, and coordinate the work of the Resource Cap Coalition with our partners. This includes policy work and communication activities on how sustainable resource use and the energy transition can be realised in a way that is socially just in Europe and globally, and ensures that our economy stays within the planetary boundaries.

hajdu [at] ceeweb [dot] org

Monika Kotulak
Natura 2000 and Water Policy Officer
Internship coordinator

2015_07_PuBia (1)I graduated as biologist from Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Then I followed my education during various courses where most important was Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation organized by International Academy for Nature Conservation in Germany. I worked and volunteered in several environmental NGOs in Poland and abroad and did internship at Institute for European Environmental Policy in London.

I worked with CEEweb since 2008 as focal point for Poland, in 2016 I joined the office team in Budapest as Natura 2000 and Water Policy Officer and coordinator of Natura 2000 working group. I am also responsible for internship program.

My field if interest is biodiversity policy, conservation biology, management and social aspects of nature conservation. I deal with improving law implementation, especially focusing on Natura 2000 and the Water Framework Directive. I also worked from another angle of improving the environment which is nature education for children and adults.

kotulak [at] ceeweb [dot] org

Szilvia Bogdány
Financial Officer

Bogdány SzilviaI graduated as an Economist specialized in communication and foreign trade from the College of Commerce and Economics in 2004. I was employed in the for-profit sector (HP, Graphisoft) for many years and later decided to utilize this useful experience in my favourite sector: environment protection. I joined the Foundation Ecoservice (Ökoszolgálat) in 2011 and then CEEweb in 2013. My aim is to contribute with my everyday work to a world in which we live in harmony with nature. I have been working in the field of finance since 2008, as controller, and then as financial manager.

My tasks: develop and implement financial strategy, prepare financial plans and  financial statements, liquidity management, control project budgets, perform daily general financial duties (invoices, contracts management, accounts preparation, cash flow), communication and administrative tasks of HR.

bogdany [at] ceeweb [dot] org

Linda Szabó
Creative and communication assistant

IMG_6009I made Visual Culture and Moving Image studies in Pécs and some further education on photography and graphic design. However my studies went on arts I was always fascinated and enthusiast about nature and wished to work and put my energies for it.

From 2011 to 2013 I worked as a communication assistant at the Research Centre for Agrobiodiversity, also with participating in the Pannon Seed Bank EU Life+ project. Thereafter I had jobs in the media (MTVA) and also as a graphic designer and film maker freelancer.

I joined CEEweb this year (2016) as a part-time creative and communication assistant. With my visual and other communication activity I would like to make CEEweb’s various professional work even more colorful and easy to follow for everyone.

szabo [at] ceeweb [dot] org

Krisztina Campbell
Project Officer

SAM_7110Originally from Hungary, I studied Business Administration at Corvinus University of Budapest with a Major in Environmental Management. I finished my Master’s studies in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2016 where I specialized in ecological economics, sustainable development and demography. My main areas of interest are climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and biodiversity conservation.

I joined CEEweb in 2016 as an intern and supported the MAES (Mapping and Assessing Ecosystem Services) project in Romania. I currently work as a Project Coordinator on our INSIGHTS Interreg project focusing on sustainable tourism in the Danube region.

campbell [at] ceeweb [dot] org

Erzsébet Óhegyi
Project Officer

Erzsébet Óhegyi

I graduated as a Nature Conservation Engineer in 2013 from Szent István University. Before this I obtained a degree of an Expert in Applied Environmental Studies at Eötvös Loránd University at the Faculty of Science in 2011. In my final years of university I gained experience at Greenfo environmental news portal as a translator and at Budapest Zoo as a zookeeper.

I started as a trainee at CEEweb in the summer of 2014, and at the same time I worked as a German speaking HR assistant at a recruitment agency. From September 2014 I have been working full time for CEEweb as a Project Assistant. In 2016 I was working in the Bavarian Forest National Park with a scholarship researching animal reintroduction programmes and participating in a LIFE+ project dealing with restoration of bogs, flowing waters and grasslands. Since 2017 I work on the TRANSGREEN project at CEEweb.

Currently I am also studying to be a technical translator specialized in Agricultural and Natural Sciences at Corvinus University of Budapest.

ohegyi [at] ceeweb [dot] org

Veronika Kiss
Senior Policy Officer – on maternity leave

I graduated as a biologist in 2006, as a technical translator in 2007 from the Eötvös Loránd University and as an Environmental Economist in 2013 at the Budapest Corvinus University in Budapest.

I worked for a year for the Hungarian Natural History Museum, I participated in an EU project called EDIT (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy). I also took part in analyzing the presence of some elements of sustainable development in the Hungarian plans and programs under the auspices of the National Conservationists.

At CEEweb I deal with policies related to resource and energy efficiency as well as sustainable development both at EU and global levels and lobbying for proper policies within these contexts, coordinating the work of the Resource Cap Coalition lobbies for a resource use cap with a view to ensuring social justice and staying within the Earth’s carrying capacity. Furthermore, I am responsible for delivering national and international projects related to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) policies and related to Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy (PEBLDS), the implementation arm of CBD, including project design and implementation. Besides, I am responsible for coordinating the CEEweb network, through activating its member organizations, improving the network internal and external communication, developing the network’s capacities through general skill trainings as well as professional workshops.

kiss [at] ceeweb [dot] org

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