Hedvig Morvai is since 2007 the Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans. Prior to this she served as director of the Citizens’ Pact for South Eastern Europe, she was coordinating the Novi Sad office of Partnership for Democratic Changes and she was part of the EXIT Festival team.
She was engaged in building the civil society in her home country and the broader region of South Eastern Europe since her secondary school days. She was member and activist in numerous non-governmental organizations focusing on youth, education, inter-ethnic co-operation, human rights, democratization, Euro-Atlantic integration, regional co-operation. Hedvig currently serves on the boards of: the Center for Advanced Studies in Rijeka; the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the Creative Cultural Alliance and the Share Foundation. She is Council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, member of the Epos Network and the Serbian-American Women’s Leadership Network. She is a team member of the EU Master Module in Art, Science and Technology.
Hedvig is author and initiator of a number of outreach and advocacy initiatives, including the SEE Visa Abolishment Campaign, the EXIT Festival Civic and Social Program 2002-2006 and one of the founders of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group.
She studied law and communications. In 2006 she was laureate of the Maja Marsicevic-Tasic Foundation’s “Conquering Freedom Award”.