7 December 2011
Orhan Usein is originally from Ohrid, Macedonia. He has a BA degree in Political Science from the Faculty of Law -Skopje, and a MA degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University (CEU)- Budapest. Prior to enrolling into the MA program at CEU, he was part of the Roma Access Program 2009/2010.
Orhan has been actively involved in the civil society sector since 2004. He has volunteered and worked for several Macedonian NGOs, mostly dealing with youth activism and project management. In 2006 he conducted a field research in Macedonia on political parties’ influence on Roma peoples’ lives. He has also interned at the Roma Education Fund and the European Commission, with primary tasks of conducting desk research for needs assessment purposes. His internship at the European Roma Rights Center started in October 2011.
His professional interests are immigrants and asylum seekers in Europe, protection of their rights and strategies on their social integration .