Frank Elbers


Frank Elbers has 25 years of experience in development and human rights in post-communist Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. He served as HREA’s Director from 2009 through 2015. Before joining HREA, he worked for the Anne Frank House as Education Officer for Southeastern Europe; as a staff associate in the Human Rights Education Programme at the Netherlands Helsinki Committee; and as Program Officer West Africa at SATELLIFE and was a consultant for Education Development Center, UNESCO and UNIFEM. Frank served on the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and as Board chair of the Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe Network (DARE) (2009-2015); he is currently an Advisor to the Right to Education Project. He has been an instructor and trainer for courses and workshops on human rights-based programming, gender mainstreaming, international human rights law, and monitoring women’s human rights. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Frank is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World at Lebanese American University in Beirut. Follow him @franckelbers.