Ingvild has been the Platform's spokesperson and represented the coalition in negotiations and advocacy work at the United Nations and European level since the inception of the organisation in 2005. She holds a MSc in Political Science from the University of Oslo with social anthropology and international law as minors. Prior to joining the Platform, Ingvild was part of ARENA, a leading research program on European policies, where she contributed to the CIDEL project and held courses in political theory for graduate students. She speaks English, French and Norwegian.
Nicola has been working with the Platform since 2014, focusing on legal and policy work, as well as on communications. Inter alia, he has been responsible for the development of the Platform's new website and identity. In 2019, Nicola received the Public Eye Investigation Award for his research work on the shipbreaking business. Nicola holds a LLB and a LLM in Law from the University of Udine. In 2014, he graduated the LLM in International Economics and Business Law from the University of Groningen. He speaks English, Italian and Portuguese.
Sara holds a Master in Nursing from the Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon and is currently finalising a Master of Science in Conflict and Development at the University of Ghent. She worked as a registered nurse for ten years. Prior to joining the Platform, Sara carried out a field research experience in Bangladesh, focusing on the influence of neoliberal politics on the shipbreaking industry. She is fluent in English, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish.