Michaela Moua is the first EU Anti-racism Coordinator. She held a number of senior roles in NGOs in her native Finland combatting racism and discrimination. For the last few years, she has worked for the Non-discrimination Ombudsman’s Office and at the Ministry of Justice in Finland. She has extensive experience and expertise in combatting racism and ethnicity-based discrimination and in promoting an ethnically equal and diverse society on the local and member state level.
Ioana Pelin-Raducu is a policy officer at the Schengen and External Borders Unit of the European Commission's Directorate for Migration and Home Affairs.
She previously worked at the Asylum Unit contributing the development and overseeing the implementation of the Common European Asylum System acquis and to the Secretariat-General of the European Commission dealing with the transparency policy.
She also holds a Phd in law from the University of Geneva on the judicial dialogue between the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union on the protection of fundamental rights standards
Szabolcs Schmidt graduated from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences with a specialisation in external economic relations. Before joining permanently the European Commission services he accumulated professional and managerial experience both in the corporate and in the public sector with postings in Germany, Hungary and Poland where he got engaged at an early stage with the European reunification process and the preparations for the 2004 enlargement of the European Union. Within the European Commission services he worked in the areas of external and enlargement policies, cohesion policy and transport policy. Since 2017 he holds the position of Head of Unit for Non-discrimination and Roma coordination of the European Commission. In this function he is responsible for ensuring the appropriate implementation of the European Union's legislation in the area of equality and for its further development, as well as for promoting equality through instruments such as the Commission Recommendation on Standards for Equality Bodies, the Diversity Charters the EU List of Actions on LGBTI equality and the EU Strategic Framework on Roma Equality, Inclusion and Participation.