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.
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.
Edmond 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 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.
Anders Brøndum Holstborg is JESC’s IT and Strategy Officer. A Religious History Major from Copenhagen University, he has worked as an administration trainee under the European Parliament’s religious and non-confessional dialogue secretariat, as a website assistant for the Danish Bible Society, and as course lecturer at the Danish Public University.
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.
Donnel Nkurunziza is JESC’s Accounting & Administration Officer, working within the organization to provide financial services and administrative assistance to the various programs of JESC. He holds a Bsc in Accounting and Information systems from Virginia Tech (USA) and has worked for Cisco’s EMEA team in Belgium and the European Commission as a Financial Officer.
JESC ASSISTANTS AND TRAINEES
Alba Requejo Hernández
Alba Requejo Hernández is the Content and Social Media Assistant at JESC. She is working in the Communication Strategy and reporting on external events and conferences. Alba holds a Double BA in International Relations and Translation and Interpreting (EN and FR) at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid. She was previously volunteering in Romania as part of the European Solidarity Corps and has two years translating experience at an aeronautical consultancy group, amongst others.
Zsófia Voda is the Assistant of the European Leadership Programme, connecting the Fellows and the core team of JESC and liaising with the guest speakers. Previously she worked as a Project Manager of non-formal education projects in Slovakia at TANDEM, n.o. She holds a Master’s in Teacher Training in Hungarian and English Language and Literature, and she is passionate about community building and volunteering.
Laura Sear is the Media and Video Assistant at JESC. She is working on the visual representation of JESC and reports on external events and conferences. Laura holds a MA International Journalism at City University of London. She was previously a Schuman Trainee at the European Parliament and has two years of experience as a freelance content editor and journalist.
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