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Ursula Till-Tentschert

Ursula Till-Tentschert

Email:
statistics&surveys@fra.europa.eu
Job Title:
Deputy Head of Unit
Department:
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Unit

Ursula Till-Tenschert is a member of the Agency’s Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Unit. Her areas of expertise with respect to the FRA’s work include: survey methodology; statistical analysis; gender inequality, social inclusion indicators, violence against women, socio-economic living conditions and discrimination of Roma.

She previously worked for the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour in the Economic and Statistical Department. Prior to that she was a project manager of the EU-Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) at the Austrian statistical office. She taught applied poverty and social research as well as gender statistics at the University of Vienna and the Economic University of Vienna.

She holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Vienna. She was a national delegate to several task forces and the Working Group on income and living conditions at Eurostat and has published annual reports and a number of articles and book chapters on income distribution, poverty and social exclusion in Austria.

Pia Tirronen

Job Title:
Just, Digital and Secure Societies
Department:
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Unit

Pia Tirronen works in the Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Unit. She has been working with the Agency and its predecessor, the EUMC, since 2005 in the External Relations & Networking, and Communication Departments.

She previously worked in financial resources mobilisation and donor relations in the United Nations Volunteers programme and as a senior adviser and EU coordinator in the immigration department of the Finnish Ministry of the Interior. She has also held shorter term positions as a science adviser in the Academy of Finland and as a refugee assistant in the Finnish Red Cross.

She holds an MA in international politics and an MA in European legal studies.

Gabriel Toggenburg

Gabriel Toggenburg

Job Title:
Policy Coordinator, EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
Department:
Institutional Cooperation and Networks Unit

Gabriel Toggenburg coordinates FRA’s activities related to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, including the regular Fundamental Rights Report chapter on the use of the Charter at national level. He also deals with matters related to the rule of law and provides advice on various EU matters, including the Agency’s mandate. He is the contact point for FRA’s Scientific Committee.

Before joining FRA, Gabriel worked for ten years as a senior legal researcher at the European Academy in Bolzano, where he also provided policy advice, and has been a visiting academic at universities in the United States and Austria.

He holds a Master of Law (University of Innsbruck), an LLM in European law (Danube University Krems) and a PhD in law (European University Institute Florence). He has published widely on a range of human rights issues.

Massimo Toschi

Massimo Toschi

Job Title:
International Relations Officer
Department:
Institutional Cooperation and Networks Unit

Massimo Toschi is the FRA’s International Relations Officer and coordinates its contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He has been with the Agency since 2009, contributing to its work with the European Parliament, at the migration hotspots (in particular unaccompanied children), cooperation with civil society (the Fundamental Rights Platform) and National Human Rights Bodies, as well on the rights of the child and violence against women.

He previously worked with the UN Peace-Keeping Mission in Haiti, as well as for the European Commission’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights in Eastern Europe, and for European NGOs managing several projects on child protection within the EU. He has published several articles and books on children’s rights, and children and armed conflict.

He studied International Relations and international human rights law at the University of Bologna, the University of Sussex and the European University Institute. He has been a visiting lecturer on children’s rights at various universities both in the USA and in Europe.

Robert-Jan Uhl

Robert-Jan Uhl

Job Title:
Policy Analyst
Department:
Institutional Cooperation and Networks Unit

Robert-Jan Uhl works as a policy analyst in the Agency’s Institutional Cooperation & Networks Unit. He works on FRA relations with presidencies and the Council of the EU, and manages its project on the EU Framework for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Prior to joining the Agency in 2016, he held various positions at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), including legislative support officer, human rights officer and adviser on freedom of religion or belief. He also worked for the Netherlands section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). 

He holds masters degrees in civil law and European & international law from Leiden University and a masters degree in human rights and democratization from the European Inter-University Centre, Venice.

 

Juul van Hoof

Job Title:
Programme Officer, Seconded National Expert
Department:
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Unit

Juul van Hoof is a seconded national expert from Movisie, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development. Her areas of expertise with regard to FRA’s work include equality and non-discrimination, gender, LGBTI and hate crime. She has previously worked as a programme manager on inclusion and diversity issues, and as a senior policy adviser and trainer for local, regional and national governments. A large part of her work concerned LGBTI-inclusive policies and in that field, she served as an expert to the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. In 2011, she founded the Rainbow Cities Network, a network of local governments involved in LGBTI-inclusive policies.

She studied Social Anthropology and Gender Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and holds an MSc in Anthropology and non-western Sociology.