Christian Lischka nSJ

Christian Lischka nSJ is in a two-month internship at JESC as a part of his formation as a Jesuit. Before joining the novitiate, he studied Philosophy in Frankfurt and Life Science at the University of Münster (both Germany). He holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat) in Biology.

Carolinne Silva

Carolinne Rapiso Silva is JESC’s Marketing and Events Assistant. She works on developing marketing strategies, social media campaigns and events planning. Carolinne has a Bachelor degree in Translation of English and French and a Master degree in Marketing, both from University of Aveiro, Portugal. She is passionate about Human Relationship, Events Management and Communication.

Jaime Camacho

Jaime Camacho has been the Communications Officer Intern at JESC since early March 2018. He studied Journalism at the University of Navarra in Spain, a renowned institution for communication studies. Following graduation, Jaime moved to Brussels to cover European affairs as a correspondent. He is passionate about politics and EU affairs and specialized in R&D, Energy, Agriculture and Fisheries, among other topics.

Iciar Villacieros

Iciar Villacieros was JESC’s Programme Manager. Iciar holds a PhD in psychology and international migration. She had worked as a professor at the University of Comillas, in Madrid. She has also been Coordinator of the Higher Education for Social Transformation (HEST) Project within the network of Jesuits Universities. Iciar worked as a psychologist in Spain, Perú and Chile.


Emmanuelle Devuyst

Emmanuelle Devuyst, trained in International and Human Rights law, was JESC’s advocacy adviser.  She has a particular expertise in issues relating to natural resources, in particular conflict minerals. Prior to JESC, Emmanuelle had worked for an organisation campaigning for gender equality.


Henry Longbottom

Henry Longbottom, with a background in environmental and planning law, was primarily engaged in JESC’s work on justice and natural resources. Henry had graduated from Oxford University and pursued a career as a lawyer in the City of London.


José Ignacio Garcia SJ

José Ignacio Garcia SJ led the Jesuit European Social Centre from 2012 to 2016 (and its transition from OCIPE since 2009), conducting research and advocacy on migration, climate change and social justice. During this time he also coordinated work of the Jesuit Social Ministry in Europe, assisting and promoting the Jesuit charities and organisations seeking to help vulnerable and marginalized people. Fr. Garcia currently serves as a Regional Director of JRS Europe.


Claude Debbichi worked for JESC and OCIPE for over 31 years. She was JESC’s main administrator. She studied archaeology and kept an interest in Christian-Muslim relations.

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