Judit Benke is coming from Open Society Foundations, which is a sister organization of CEU. Judit spent more than 20 years with OSF Budapest Office providing administrative support to Project Managers. During this significantly long time she was involved in different topics, the latest portfolio she worked on was organizational development grants within the Think Tank Fund for Wider Europe team. Judit earlier worked with a number of main partner organizations such as NISPAcee, PASOS. She was also responsible for organizing events, internal meetings, team building exercises, board meetings in Hungary as well as in several European cities. She was dealing with grantees in organizations in Europe, especially in the SEE; Western European partners and also in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia. She also worked 1 year with the Human Resources Office of OSF where she was responsible for the recruitment process of hiring coordinators and assistants; scheduling and making interviews, creating short lists, informing candidates.
Her main interests are minority issues, poverty, human rights issues.
Judit joined the Roma Civil Monitor team of CPS in December, 2018 and took over administrative tasks from the previous Program Coordinator.
Judit has been involved in several other projects as well, on the GENHA Project, Project of Policy Advice in Electroal Democracies, Emma Goldman Award and on a new project called Illiberal Constitutionalism.
Judit has been working for the CEU Democracy Institute since September 1, 2020 as a Program Coordinator.