Peter Rožič SJ

Peter Rožič SJ has been JESC’s director since September 2017. He also acts as Social Apostolate Delegate for the Conference of European Provincials. A Slovenian national, Fr. Rožič holds a PhD in Political Science from Georgetown University. Before arriving in Brussels, he was an assistant professor at the University of Ljubljana and rector of the Residential College in Maribor. See his Curriculum Vitae. Email:

Martin Maier SJ

Martin Maier SJ is JESC’s Secretary for European Affairs, a role involving networking and relationship building with individuals and groups within the European Institutions. Previously Fr. Maier was editor of the magazine “Stimmen der Zeit“, rector of a European Jesuit Formation Centre, and pastor to a rural community in El Salvador. An expert in the theology of liberation, he is a guest professor at the Central American University. Email:

Emond Grace SJ

Edmond Grace SJ is JESC’s Secretary for Ecology, a role involving training, editorial and research work on integral ecology and the promotion of justice. He studied law in Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University. He has lectured on law and political theory and is on the Advisory Group for Ireland’s National Dialogue on Climate Action. He is Coordinator of the Venice Faith & Politics Workshop.

Botond Feledy

Botond Feledy is currently serving as the Secretary for Leadership at JESC, in particular, managing the European Leadership Programme. He worked in the Hungarian province of the Jesuits as rector of St Ignatius College, later as director of the Institute for Social Reflection. In 2017 he was elected as member of the #NewEurope100. He is juris doctor, alumni of SciencesPo, GMF, IVLP and DAAD. See his LinkedIn profile. Email:

Eleonora Vitale

Eleonora Vitale is JESC’s External Relations and Development Officer. She coordinates the Communication circle and oversee the creation of the public relations strategy. Eleonora holds a bachelor degree in International and Diplomatic Science from Università degli Studi di Trieste, and holds a Double Degree Master’s in International politics and Economic Relations from the University of Macerata and in International Public and Business Administration from MGIMO University, Moscow. She has experience as a member of a youth NGO in project development and fundraising. See her LinkedIn profile. Email:

Gianmarco Palermo

Gianmarco Palermo is the Justice Assistant at JESC. He assists the Social Apostolate Coordinator and the operations of the European Leadership Programme. A former fellow of the ELP, he holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. He spent visiting periods at Universitetet i Bergen, the Université du Luxembourg and the University of Technology Sydney. In Australia, he worked as a Project Manager, leading a team of more than sixty people. He loves running, playing chess and international politics. See his LinkedIn profile

Bérénice Lang

Bérénice Lang is JESC’s Personal Assistant to the Director. She is responsible for ensuring the well-functioning of the Director’s cabinet and helps in liaising with the departments. She holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of Kent in Brussels. She worked with FAFCE as Project Manager, and gained experience in EU advocacy and family policy. Previously she was a trainee at the Department of the European Social Charter at the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), and learned about persons in vulnerable situations and their social rights. Email:

Soraia Ribeiro

Soraia Ribeiro is JESC’s Communications Officer. She supports JESC communication activities through the production of written and audio-visual communication materials. Soraia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Journalism and a Master’s Degree in International Studies. Before joining JESC, she worked as a Press and Communications trainee in the United Nations Information Centre and in the European Parliament. She has a background working in journalism and communication agencies. Soraia believes organizations have a role to play in promoting human and social rights and in advocating for justice and equality. See her LinkedIn profile. Email:

Telmo Olascoaga

Telmo Olascoaga Michel is JESC´s Junior Ecology Officer and works at the intersection between Ecology, International Economics, Public Policy and Justice. Telmo holds a Double BA in Law and Business Management from the University of Deusto and a Double Master’s Degree in International Relations and International Political Economy from King´s College London. A former Trainee at the European External Action Service, he has previously worked on Human Rights and European Governance and is passionate about International Development, Green Economics and Transnational Law. Email: