Laura is representative of ActionAid International at EU level, Regional Director for Europe and the Americas at ActionAid. A campaigner for social justice and rights for over a decade, she started out as an intern at the European Commission in Brussels in 2001. From there she moved to the European Parliament, working on the impacts of EU development and environment policies on people. In 2015 she completed an MA in Governance and Development at the University of Antwerp specialising in civil society participation. After a two year period working with the labour unions, managing campaigns and communications at Education International, she joined ActionAid in 2007 as Media and Communications Officer for the EU office, then coordinating ActionAid’s advocacy and campaigns work across the EU. She spent a period in 2012 as interim Country Director at ActionAid Senegal.
In recent years, she served as a member of the Board of ActionAid France and is now Vice President of the Board of Concord, the Confederation of Development and Relief NGOs in Europe. In 2015 she started a new role with ActionAid as Europe and Americas Director. Laura has a passion for all things related to music, social justice and human rights.
We need to challenge inequality, challenge unequal power relations. And that includes the global level as well as increasingly what’s going on here in Europe. That’s what’s part of getting more political.Laura Sullivan