Programme Officer, Independent Human Rights Bodies
Institutional Cooperation and Networks Unit

Eva Sobotka's areas of expertise with respect to the Agency’s work include: developing networks and institutional cooperation with Member States (governments, parliaments), civil society, human rights statutory bodies, funders and foundations, rights promotion including the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and civic and human rights education.

She previously coordinated cooperation with the Council of Europe and the European Commission (2004-2011), worked on Roma inclusion; combating anti-Semitism; the Holocaust and human rights education; disability; rights of the child, and combating racism and religious intolerance. She was the Director of the American Friends Service Committee’s capacity-building programme focusing on addressing discrimination and poverty and promoting Roma art, culture and history. She holds a PhD in political science and international relations from Lancaster University, UK, and has published numerous articles on human and fundamental rights.