Miriam Toplanska works in the European Commission, DG Employment and social affairs, in the Unit on disability and inclusion, in particularly dealing with the integration of migrants into the EU labour markets and society. Previously she worked as programme manager of the European Social Fond and Team leader in the delivery of the EU technical assistance to the countries of the Western Balkans and European Neighbourhood Policy. As a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she actively contributed to the accession negotiations between Slovakia and the EU. She studied at the University of Economics, followed by studies in the Institute of International Relations and Law Approximation in Bratislava.
Director, European Anti-Poverty Network
Juliana Santos Wahlgren is the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)'s Director. She is an expert on social rights, gender, anti-racism and anti-discrimination at both EU and Member States Level. She has extensively covered issues related to poverty, migration, integration and strategic litigation. In November 2020, she was appointed to the EC Expert Group on the views of Migrants on Migration, Integration and Asylum.
Estelle Askew-Renaut is a Human Rights Officer in the Anti-Racial Discrimination Section at the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, and was a member of the team tasked with the preparation of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ reports on racial justice and equality for Africans and people of African descent. Since joining the UN Human Rights Office, she has worked notably on administration of justice, accountability and transitional justice issues in a variety of contexts. She holds degrees in English and European Law, an LLM in International Human Rights Law and a PhD on access to justice.