Jo DE BACKER
Jo provides policy advice and technical support for the design, development and implementation of specific thematic activities related to resettlement, relocation and complementary pathways, as well as the broader Emergency & Post-Crisis portfolio, at regional and global level. This includes liaising with EU institutions and Member States stakeholders, UNHCR and civil society organisations active in this field.
Before joining the Regional Office in Brussels in 2014, Jo worked at the IOM Country Office for Belgium and Luxembourg as Project Development and Liaison Officer and established the European Resettlement Network in cooperation with UNHCR and ICMC. In 2011, she worked at IOM Thailand to assist in the management of several large resettlement programmes and collaborated with the Regional Office in Bangkok on the Thailand Flood Response.
Jo holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master's Degree in Sociology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.