Rafaela is responsible for the Young Forum Gastein and the European Health Award. She also has responsibility for cooperation with EU institutions and other stakeholders, as well as the EHFG’s involvement in the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN). Moreover, she is in charge of the new EHFG project based on innovation and Big Data in healthcare.
Rafaela holds a double MA degree in Anthropology and Spanish language and literature from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and is finishing a MPH degree from the Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, University of Zagreb.
Her previous professional experiences include work within the UN’s ICTY, teaching assistant position at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Zagreb, and several NGOs in the field of high school and civic education and research, as well as in public health, mostly at the organisation level, working on palliative care, integrated care, hospital reforms, and the works of Andrija Štampar.
Rafaela speaks Croatian, English and Spanish, has a general knowledge of Italian, and is learning German. Rafaela joined the EHFG team in August 2017.
Most rewarding at my job:
The chance to work with the young public health experts, as well as to be able to contribute to the development and change within the European public health discussion.
Life after work (hobbies):
Before moving to Austria, my main hobby were my choirs, whereas now I have retreated to enjoying other forms of art: you can find me either reading, singing, visiting museums or watching movies. And cooking. (Still haven’t succumbed to the Austrian hiking frenzy!)
I only studied Spanish to read One Hundred Years of Solitude in the original language.
Contact me for:
Young Forum Gastein, European Health Award, SEEHN, Innovation Project
T: +43 1515 615 10
M: +43 (0) 660 475 4446