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Hedvig MORVAI-HORVAT Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans, Belgrade

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Hedvig Morvai-Horvat is the Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans, an initiative of a number of European foundations including the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the King Baudouin Foundation, the Compagnia di San Paolo and the ERSTE Foundation. The Fund is designed to help European foundations to become more actively involved in the Western Balkans and to prepare the countries of the region for their future in the EU. Prior to this, she was director of the Citizens Pact for South Eastern Europe, a regional initiative focused on cross border and regional cooperation of local communities and NGOs in SEE. She began her civil activism in 1997, as a founder and vice president of the Hungarian Student Association of Vojvodina. She was associated to various Serbian non-governmental organizations as the Student Union of Serbia and the Novi Sad based Center for Multiculturalism, she was coordinating the Carpathian Information Exchange Network - AGORA, later the Novi Sad office of Partnership for Democratic Changes and she was engaged in the EXIT Festival team. She studied law in Novi Sad and Belgrade and followed numerous courses and alternative education programmes. She is an alumna of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence in the scope of the CoE Network of Schools for Political Studies. She is advisory board member of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, of the State of Exit Foundation and member of the Epos Network.

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