Tin Gazivoda is a senior program officer at the Open Society Initiative for Europe, supervising the effective activism portfolio and the Open Society European Network.
Gazivoda started with the Open Society Foundations when he served as a board member at the Croatia foundation from 2003 to 2006. In 2010, he became an Open Society advisor for Croatia supervised by the regional director for the Western Balkans. Since 2013, he has served as an Open Society Initiative for Europe senior advisor and has started exploratory work on new forms of activism. Prior to his involvement with Open Society, Gazivoda was engaged in human rights work in Croatia. Gazivoda was the director of the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and then the coordinator of the Human Rights Center. He was also a founder of the Academy for Political Development in Croatia (Council of Europe school of political studies) as well as a member of the parliamentary Council for Civic Oversight of the Security and Intelligence Services.
Gazivoda holds a BA in international relations and an MA in international policy studies from Stanford University. In 2012, he received a PhD from the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb.