About me

Civil Society Days 2017

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

I have more than 13 years of professional experience of public affairs, communication and representation. Since January 2018 I am working with audiovisual authors rights in Europe. Prior, I worked for almost eight years for a European civil society network. I have mainly worked with human rights, equality, non-discrimination and migration, in a Swedish and European context. In my new job, I am now learning new exciting topics such as copyright and intellectual property rights. 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.