Hedvig Morvai-Horvat is the Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans. Prior to this, she was director of the Citizens’ Pact for South Eastern Europe, a regional initiative focused on cross border and regional cooperation of local communities and NGOs in SEE. She began her civil activism in 1997, as a founder and vice president of the Hungarian Student Association of Vojvodina. She was associated with the Student Union of Serbia and the Novi Sad based Center for Multiculturalism, coordinated the Carpathian Information Exchange Network – AGORA and later Partnership for Democratic Changes- Novi Sad office, and she was part of the EXIT Festival team. She studied law and communications and followed numerous courses and alternative education programmes. She is an alumna of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence in the scope of the CoE Network of Schools for Political Studies. She is advisory board member of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, of the State of Exit Foundation and member of the Epos Network. In 2006 she was awarded the Winning Freedom („Osvajanje slobode“) Award by the Belgrade-based Maja Marsicevic – Tasic Foundation.