Director of the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara, Romania;
Sociologist and social psychologist, PhD on intercultural communication;
Vice-president of the International Association for Intercultural Research (ARIC);
Expert of the Council of Europe on intercultural education, education for democratic citizenship, and Roma issues;
Member of the working group of the Council of Europe project Education of Roma Children in Europe;
Author or co-author of several publications on Roma mediators and assistants;
Coordinator or participant since 1996 to numerous local and European projects on these topics.