Board Member, Hungary
Stefánia Kapronczay currently serves as the Executive Director of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (since July, 2013). Kapronczay graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law at ELTE as lawyer, also completed a five-year master program in sociology in 2010. Stefania started working at the HCLU in 2005 and she was the Head of the Patients’ Rights Program from March 2008 to August 2012. As program director Kapronczay lead HCLU's effort to stop restrictions on reproductive rights, criminalization of homelessness and to foster the rights of persons with disabilities. Between August 2012 and July 2013 she was a scholar at Stanford University, attending courses on human rights and public interest work and graduating as Master of the Science of Law. Stefania wrote her dissertation on the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disabilities. She was elected as the co-chair of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations in May, 2014. Currently, she is a member of the board of the digital rights organization, Access Now and the advisory board of Lakmusz, a Hungarian fact-checking website. She was a German Marshall Fund fellow in 2015. Stefania is an advisory board member to School of Public Life, a community-based research and training centre, former member to the advisory board of the Rajk László College for Advanced Studies. She is a 2018 class member of the European Young Leaders (EYL40) programme.