About me

Civil Society Days 2017

I am Annica – named by my sister, after the friend of the rebellious Pippi Longstocking. I grew up in South of Sweden and I am the daughter of migrant parents.

I have more than 12 years of professional experience of policy, advocacy and representation. Since 2010 I work in Brussels, as an Adviser at a European civil society network. I am specialised in European public affairs in the field of human rights, equality, non-discrimination and migration. Before, I worked on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and LGBT rights, in a Swedish and European context. I have been involved in civil society since 1999, holding various board positions and managed many projects. You find my resume at LinkedIn.

I have a geeky curiosity for technology and knowledge management, and I am a dedicated Apple fan (thanks to my friend Alexandra). You find me @aryngbeck tweeting about politics, human rights, feminism and tech. On my blog I share my reflections on issues I believe can be food for thoughts for others as well, based on interesting books I read or inspiring people I meet. Since end of 2015 I am working paperless, except for paperback novels on my night stand and in my suitcase for holidays.

I am particularly interested in how online technology can help to promote human rights, raise awareness, contribute to social inclusion and change. If you have any thoughts on this, or any other matter that I blog about, I am happy to discuss it over a tea or you are welcome to mail me.

I hope you enjoy my blog.