Miriam Anati

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Miriam Anati has been in charge of Open Society Foundations activity in Italy since 2009. The Italy project, which was OSF's first pilot in Western Europe and is now part of the Open Society Initiative for Europe, works to uphold the rights of ethnic minorities, particularly migrants and Roma, as well as on key issues linked to the quality of democracy, including media independence and professionalism, gender and LGBT rights, and active civil society involvement in policy debate and development.

Previously, Anati was in charge of advocacy and communications for a number of OSF projects related to human rights and the rule of law in Europe. She coordinated joint advocacy with partner NGOs active at the local level, and brought the results of OSF work and research to the attention of international bodies such as the European Union, the Council of Europe, and the UN.

Prior to joining Open Society in 2002, Anati worked in Brussels on European issues both in European institutions and with a communications company.

She holds a degree from the University of Milan, a diploma from Sciences Po in Paris, and has carried out research at the University of London.