Jozsef is Director of the South East Europe and Hungary Programme at the ECF. Prior to joining the foundation in 2016, Jozsef worked as Topic Area Leader of the Regional Environmental Center in Hungary, heading climate policy in the Hungarian public administration for nearly a decade. He also served in the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations, under the Hungarian Parliament. Jozsef supported the Cyprus, Lithuanian and Greek EU presidency on international climate policy as an adviser and worked as a policy coordinator of CEE Bankwatch Network, one of the largest advocacy NGOs from the new EU member states.
Jozsef has extensive experience in climate policy development at the national, EU and international levels and in both the public and non-profit sectors.
Jozsef holds a master’s in History, Archaeology (ELTE, Budapest), Environmental Science and Policy (CEU-Manchester University) and International Affairs (Columbia University).
He has built the second passive house in Hungary and as penitence for his excessive travel mileage, he works at keeping more than 50 bee families happy.