Elena Ambühl, EU Affairs Manager
Elena Ambühl joins the AEEU working team as EU Affairs Manager. She holds a Bsc. in Geography (Albert-Ludwig Universität Freiburg) and a double Msc. degree in Public Policies and Management of Agricultural Development (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Montpellier SupAgro). She used to work with several NGO such as the Spanish NGO CERAI and the French NGO CCFD-Terre Solidaire on agroecology related topics. She has also been involved in advocacy projects related to income guarantee schemes and believes firmly that Agroecology Europe can pave the way – among others – to food democracy and social and climate justice.
Boglarka Bozsogi, Communication Officer
Boglarka Bozsogi joins AEEU as Communications Officer, supporting the HuMUS and AE4EU projects. Her responsibility is organizing the 2023 Agroecology Europe Forum in Hungary and coordinating Horizon project activities focused on communication dissemination. Previously, she worked at the RESOLVE Network as network manager and communications coordinator. Bogi holds an MS in Foreign Service (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.) and an MA in International Relations (University of Birmingham, UK). She is passionate about the power of food and agriculture to bring about systemic change and foster a degrowth economy. Committed to Agroecology Europe’s mission to transform European farming and food systems, she also volunteers at different organizations to promote the regenerative transition.
Gisella carboni, Office and financial manager
Gisella Carboni joins the AEEU working team as Office and Financial Manager. Gisella holds a master’s in political sciences (University of Cagliari- Italy) and later on, her interest turned into environment and health topics as she got a Nutrition & Nutritherapy certificate in Belgium.
She worked previously as administrative assistant and office manager in private sectors but also in European associations mainly on environment issues. Her last experience within the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) with focus on climate and renewable energy topics brought her to give support to the projects monitoring besides the administrative support.
Henriette christensen, Executive director
Henriette Christensen joins the AEEU working team as Executive Director. Henriette holds a master degree in Agricultural Economic from the University of Copenhagen, having also studied development economics at the University of la Sapienza in Rome. Henriette has worked in Brussels for over 25 years having worked among others for the European Commission, the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) and Pesticide Action Network Europe Brussels (PAN Europe). Henriette is convinced that Agroecology Europe has a central role in ensuring the agroecological transition that the European model of farming so desperately needs.
Vincent Dauby, Researcher in agroecology
Vincent has been around in the agroecology bubble for 10 years now. It all started when he decided to turn his career around and to get more involved in the local and social alternative activities in his Belgian city of Liege. He met peasants and activists and was introduced to agroecology and food sovereignty. After being part of various agroecological initiatives in Belgium and abroad (vice-president of a union of small farmers, part of the coordination team of Agroecology in Action, woofing, participation in the Nyeleni Forum 2016, etc.), Vincent started a Master in agroecology. With his new diploma in hand, Vincent worked for a Belgian NGO as the food and sovereignty officer where he coordinated the Belgian Coalition against Hunger. His last job brought him to the international level of agriculture where he took part in negotiations on climate and agroecology, on finance for agroecology, on global food governance. Now Vincent is a researcher for agroecology at Agroecology Europe and is working on various projects: SOLO, Path2DEA, AGROMIX, and AE4EU.