Marina Csikos

Work Experience:

Marina Csikós is a Roma feminist and dedicated advocate for gender equality and racial justice. She has a strong commitment to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of marginalized communities, particularly women of color. Born and raised in Hungary as a Roma woman, she embodies a passion for social justice that has led her to impactful professional roles.

Marina gained her master’s education at the Central European University in Critical Gender Studies, where she focused her research on intersectional justice and feminist knowledge production. Throughout her career, she has engaged with various types of stakeholders, from European Union bodies and civil society organizations to art institutions, which enabled her to build bridges between communities and ideas. Some of the policy stakeholders she has engaged with included the European Commission, Council of Europe and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.

Currently based in Brussels, Belgium Marina is a Project Officer at the Phiren Amenca International Network, a Roma youth organization that creates opportunities for non-formal education, dialogue, and engagement in order to challenge stereotypes and racism. She is also the co-founder of Feminist Collective of Romani Gender Experts, an initiative aiming to promote Roma gender equality professionals.

MA in Critical Gender Studies.