Ms. Mirjam-Angela Karoly is Chief of the ODIHR Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues (CPRSI) and Senior Adviser on Roma and Sinti Issues since 5 December 2013. Ms. Karoly, political scientist by education, joined ODIHR in November 2009. In her professional career Ms. Karoly focused in particular on human and minority rights.
From 2007-2009 she served as Senior Communities Adviser at the OSCE Field Mission in Kosovo with a focus on communities and particularly the situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians and on return and reintegration of refugees and displaced persons.
Prior to this she was active member of Austrian Roma civil society with work experience in the civil society sector and the Austrian Ministry of Foreign
Affairs. Ms. Karoly is member of the Austrian Ethnic Council for Roma and Sinti at the Federal Chancellery of Austria and board member of the
non-governmental organization Romano Centro, Vienna.