Abubacarr (he/him)


Abubacarr joined ENS in December 2022 He is a refugee and stateless base in Italy. He is studying to become a chef. Abu recently joined the UNIA (Unione ltaliana Apolidi), the first stateless led-organization in Italy. Where he helps to create awareness about Stateless and give voice to the stateless. He also works as volunteer "servizio civile Universale" he is engaged daily on developing networks of relationships, and give assistance to elderly people. Abubacarr's commitment is to ensure that everyone can give and find help, meet others, enrich their skills, contribute to the growth of the community in which they live. 

Adriatik Hasnatari

Adriatik Hasantari (he/him)


Director of Roma Active Albania; Vice Chair of ERGO Network, and ternYpe International Roma youth Network activist. He holds a university degree in Medicine; Involved in research and development policies for Roma inclusion; Coach and trainer on NGO management, projects development; 15 years of experience in community development projects with a focus on Roma empowerment. 

Armando Augello Cupi

Armando Augello Cupi (he/him)


Armando Augello Cupi is a stateless university student of Global Humanities at Sapienza University of Rome and he is the President of the first Italian organisation led by stateless people named Unione ltaliana Apolidi (UNIA). He studied for a year with Princeton University taking courses in Global History Lab and Global History Dialogues, analysing global historical contexts in which refugees, migrants and stateless persons were the focus of the study together with global history. 


Brisilda Taco


Brisilda Taco is a Roma rights activist from Tirana, Albania. She holds a BA in Public Relations Communication from the European University of Tirana. She organized several protests regarding Roma's access to employment, housing, health, and Roma's participation in the decision-making process. She was active in various Roma and non-Roma organizations at local and international levels.

Brisilda is engaged on Roma issues at a very early ages in national and international level. She has good knowledge on Human Rights and have organized several training and workshops for Roma and non Roma youth in Albania. She was the first Romani girl that led several protests and advocacy campaigns regarding Roma access on employment, housing, health and Roma participation on decision making process. She was active in various Roma and pro Roma organizations in local and international level also as a contact point. 

In 2017 she was nominated by the U.S embassy in Albania to participate in a professional exchange program The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) the USA. In 2019 she awarded as a Winner of the "Unknown Heroes" EU Award for Roma 
Integration in the Western Balkan and Turkey. 


Dmytro Tsybizov (he/him)


I am a documented stateless person from Ukraine. I am currently in Poland.

Joey Poladoghly

Joey Poladoghly (he/they)


Joey first joined the ENS community in 2022, midyear. They hold a BA in English Literature and language and are currently pursuing their master's in Human Rights and Democratisation at the Global Campus. Their special area of focus is on statelessness in Lebanon from a gender-based framework. For several years, Joey has volunteered in many queer organizations as well as several civil society platforms, through which they engaged in community-led campaigns and projects. In recent years, Joey has become more involved in stateless advocacy - as a stateless person themself - and has been writing about it. 


Liew Teh (he/him)

 United Kingdom

I'm a stateless person who has lived in the UK for many years. I became stateless through no fault of my own, and it has been a challenging and uncertain journey. Despite this, I have persevered and have made a life for myself in the UK. In my free time, I enjoy participating in the traditional English folk dance known as Morris dancing. I have always had a passion for dance and love the sense of community and belonging that comes with being part of a Morris dancing group. In addition to dancing, I am also dedicated to my work and am committed to giving back to my community through my contributions. 

Lynn Khatib

Lynn Al-khatib (She/her)


I arrived in Sweden 2014 and has since been working to raise awareness on the impact statelessness has on people living in Europe and have been advocating for better treatment and respect of stateless people's rights. I have spoken at various regional and national events on the issue, and is an active member/changemaker of the European Network on Statelessness.

Michelle Van Burik

Michelle Van Burik (she/her)


Michelle is an Individual Member of ENS who has worked on Roma rights issues for twenty years. She is an expert in frontline casework, holistic support for individual cases across borders as well as political lobbying on statelessness issues. Alongside this work, Michelle's grassroots mobilisation and community engagement work is focused on raising awareness on the effects of antigypsyism related to statelessness. Currently Michelle is active as a guest History Lecturer in schools and universities, curates exhibitions and gives presentations in Dutch, English and German. She is active at national and European level. 

Ram Karki

Ram Karki (he/him)


I am a former president of a refugee community association registered as Bhutanese Community in the Netherlands (BCN) as well as a Bhutanese Human Rights Activist based in the hague. At the moment I am the coordinator of a exile based Think Tank "The Bhutan Watch" and the international coordinator of The Global Campaign for the release of the political prisoners in Bhutan (GCRPPB). 

Roma Versitas Kosovo

Roma Versitas Kosovo


Roma Versitas Kosovo is the only organization that mainly works with Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian students throughout Kosovo, on a daily basis. The work of this organization has been going on for more than five years, and the leading staff gained more than 5 years of direct experience in support of 500 Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian students in three resource centers of Kosovo, Prishtina, Prizren, and Peja. The main aim was, and it will continue to be to raise the performance and capacity in the academic and professional development of these three communities. We strongly believe in most students as great contributors to Kosovo and their own communities' future. There are many organizations registered to work on advancing the socio-economic status of Roma. Ashkali and Egyptians in Kosovo. However, very few are led by Roma community members. Roma Versitas Kosovo staff members are a combined of nine members belonging to Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian community. Continuously, the staff of this organization already has an accumulated experience of more than 15 years in working with volunteers through different programs such as Balkan Sunflowers International. 

Phiren Amenca



Roma youth organization "Walk with us-Phiren Amenca" has committed to developing and actively engaging young Roma men and women in life of Montenegrin society, strengthening institutional capacities for the inclusion of Roma population, and reducing negative attitudes and discrimination against Roma in Montenegro.

Association's objectives are: 

  1. Strengthening the capacity of the young Roma for democratic participation in societal life.
  2. Strengthening institutional capacities for the inclusion of Roma.
  3. Instituting and monitoring legislative initiatives related to Roma.
  4. Suppression and elimination of negatives views and ethnic prejudices towards Roma.

Our activities are focused in six key areas: education, working with youngsters and children, recruitment, health, legally invisible persons and advocacy in the area of rights and freedoms of young Roma.