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 coordinating communication activities with project partners and managing and disseminating content across the Association’s channels. 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.
Jessica Donham, Researcher for Horizon europe projects
Jessica Donham joins AEEU as a Researcher working within the AGROMIX and AE4EU Horizon Europe projects primarily on policy. She holds a B.A. in Political Science (University of California, Berkeley), B.S. in Society and Environment (University of California, Berkeley) and an M.A. in International Relations with an emphasis on Food Systems (Melbourne University). She has worked in various levels of government, both local and state, as well as within numerous NGOs such as Slow Food and the Food Sovereignty Alliance Australia. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of an environmental and agricultural magazine, and has worked on many farms to understand all levels of agriculture holistically.
Kira Miskulnig, Project manager
Kira Miskulnig joins the AEEU as Project Manager and supports all three projects Agroecology Europe is participating in: AE4EU, Agromix and AEEU LIFE. She is responsible for communication activities and events, and supports Elena with the project administration and memberships. After graduating from a double MSc degree in Environmental Sciences (BOKU, Vienna and SLU, Uppsala), she did a Traineeship with the European Commission, where she was working with the LIFE Programme at EASME. She continued working with the LIFE unit in the last year as Project Officer, monitoring the progress of projects in the field of soil and forests and governance and information.