Board and Staff members

Franka OlujicPresident
Franka has an MA in Dutch Law from Maastricht University. During her studies she focused on international and European human rights. She has written her thesis on the Prevention of Armed Conflicts by the UN and OSCE in the FYROM. She is the executive director of the Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists and has many years of experience in advocacy and lobby on human rights issues, especially within the context of the Netherlands.

Jakob de Jonge, Director, Secretary
After his MA Religious Studies Jakob has gained experience in the field of human rights by working for an organization that defends rights of undocumented migrants. He is responsible for the overall management of the organisation. Besides his work for the Hague Peace Projects he is also a professional visual artist.

Nathalie Reijer- van Schagen, Treasurer, Project manager
Nathalie currently lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. She has worked in many conflict and post-conflict areas on peace building and human rights programs for different organizations. She is a specialist in capacity building and advocacy training. Currently she is project manager at the Hague Peace Projects.

Lisanne Boersma, Program officer Somalia / PR & Communication
Lisanne graduated from the MA Religion in Modern Societies with a major in Islamic studies at Utrecht University. During her studies and her internships she got more and more interested in human rights. For her master thesis she did research in Indonesia on the role of religion in peace processes. Because of her many activities for social and human rights organizations she discovered that she wants to focus on the intersection of three subjects: religion, human rights and peace. Lisanne works on the Research and Action Program Of The Hague Peace Projects.

martinaMartina Beilinson, Program officer
Martina is a freelance producer with a strong background in advertising and event organisation. She works in several graphic projects as well and over the last years has developed an enthusiasm for communication and innovative solutions to encourage social commitment in actual conflicts. For The Hague Peace Projects Martina is developing the Art and Education Program.

tayfunTayfun Balcik, Project coordinator
Tayfun Balcik is a historian, specialized in the modern history of Turkey. He wrote his thesis
about the Armenian Genocide. In media outloutlets like Frontaal Naakt, Joop and Nieuw Wij he writes about history, multiculturalism and ethnic conflicts. In HPP he coordinates the Turkish-Kurdish program. In his free time he likes to drink tea.


Anneke Verbraeken, Ambassador
Anneke is an independent journalist with extensive experience in the Great Lake Region in Central Africa. She has written many articles about the conflict in that area for a host of quality magazines and newspapers. At the end of 2014 she will publish a book about Rwandan activist and president candidate Victoire Ingabire. The board and staff members are grateful to Anneke for being an ambassador for the Hague Peace Projects.

Jagoda Paukovic, Ambassador
Jagoda Paukovic is a political sociologist and a ISS alumna. The last two decades Jagoda has been working in various conflict regions, mostly in the Region of the Great Lakes and the Caucasus. The work contained  conflict analysis with the local partners,  policy formulation and implementation of development and human rights programs, module designs for training of trainers in the fields of good governance, citizens participation, cooperation between civil society and local authorities, gender and intercultural communication. Currently she is a freelance consultant and lives in Antwerp, Belgium.