mediatEUr is its people

We are a team of world-class mediators and peace-makers located globally. Headquartered in Brussels, our staff support a growing membership that brings expertise in mediation, peace process support, and innovation in peacebuilding.

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CEO

Antje Herrberg

Antje Herrberg is co-founder and CEO of mediatEUr, and an Adjunct Professor for International Peace Mediation at the College of Europe. She is a well-known peace entrepreneur, faciliator, mediator, process designer and yogini with 20 years of global experience in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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Senior Associate

Brendan McAllister

Brendan McAllister is a mediatEUr Senior Associate, collaborating with us on specific assignments, for example transitional justice in mediation, and coaching and training.
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Berlin Representative

Dr. Juan Díaz

Dr. Juan Diaz is mediatEUr's Berlin Representative. He is a mediator, trainer and facilitator working on political, economic and social integration. He is a tri-lingual conflict resolution specialist with over 15 years of experience managing mediations in conflict-affected regions, especially in East and Central Europe.
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Senior Advisor

Marc Otte

Marc Otte acts as Senior Advisor to mediatEUr on the Middle East and North Africa region; as well as advising on strategy and operations.
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Project Manager

Nuno Costa

Nuno Costa joined mediatEUr in May 2013 as a project coordinator. He has a background in project management and coordination, in particular managing EU projects. Nuno was Project Coordinator for the CEGOS group from April 2006 to January 2013, where he was responsible for the management of two EU Framework Contracts in management training, consultancy and coaching. As part of these contracts, he has managed several projects with different EU Institutions, including the European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the EU, and the Committee of the Regions, based in Brussels and Luxembourg, and also…
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Member of the Board

Kathrin Quesada

Kathrin is a trained lawyer and mediator with a strong belief in the transformative power of empathy and dialogue. Prior to becoming a member of MediatEUr, she worked in the Balkans and North Africa on the Women, Peace and Security agenda for DCAF- a centre for security, development and the rule of law. She has also worked with the OSCE on conflict prevention and human rights in Kosovo and Vienna. During her different posts, Kathrin has built particular expertise in developing and leading grass-root dialogue and consultation processes, and involving…
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David Price

David Price is a member of mediatEur and the co-founder of DebateGraph. At DebateGraph, a pioneer tool for dialogue mapping, David leads the organisation's projects, including work with the UK Prime Minister’s Office, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, CNN, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the European Commission. David is a trained mediator, has a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in Organizational Learning, a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Bath, and is a Fellow of the Royal…
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Luis Peral

Luis has extensive academic, policy-oriented and practical experience in the fields of human rights and International Humanitarian Law, peacekeeping and peace-building, conflict analysis and private diplomacy. As a legal and policy analyst, Luis has extensively worked on forced migration derived from generalised violence and conflict as well as on the Responsibility to Protect. As facilitator, Luis has participated in confidence-building measures processes in Abkhazia-Georgia (with Antje Herrberg) as well as between Colombia and Venezuela. He significantly contributed to the set-up of a mechanism for monitoring the Colombian peace process, and worked…
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Junior Professional

Maria Simonyan

Maria Simonyan  recently finished the Blue Book traineeship at the European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), working on university-business cooperation projects of the Erasmus+ programme. Her academic background is in the EU International Relations and Diplomacy, equally studied at the College of Europe and Estonian School of Diplomacy. She completed a mediation course at the College of Europe, and wrote master thesis on the conflict in and around Ukraine. She is also a co-founder of a youth-led organization, Armenian Progressive Youth NGO, and worked as a project…
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Pierre-Yves Monette

Pierre-Yves Monette is a recognized International Peace and Security expert. He has been a member of the UN Mediation Standby Team since 2011. His main areas of expertise are: constitution-linked questions, natural resource, religion-driven conflicts and National Mediator related issues. His geographical expertise covers Africa (Central Africa, West Africa, Sahel, Southern Africa) and Asia (Indian Ocean islands -Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Comoros, Thailand). On behalf of the UN, he also closely cooperates with RECs, especially with ECCAS (Central Africa), ECOWAS (West Africa), SADC (Southern Africa) and IOC (Indian Ocean Commission)…
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Miguel Varela

A former staff member of mediatEUr, Miguel works for AKTEK Ltd. Miguel Varela joined mediatEUr's office in November 2012. He advised mediatEUr on Peace technology, coordinated our Dialogue Support Platform project in Ukraine, and our fact finding project in Ukraine, and assisted several projects, including in the buildup for a European Institute of Peace and the review of the Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission. Specialised in peacebuilding projects with an innovative edge, Miguel uses web technologies, visual storytelling and photography to make peace as inclusive as it has always wanted to be.…