Permanent Office

The Permanent Office was established on 11 March 2008 in Berlin, Germany, and is headed by Dr Kathrin Meyer. The Permanent Office (PO) was created in order to ensure continuity between IHRA Chairmanships and to support the activities of the IHRA experts and member countries.

Primary responsibilities of the Permanent Office include providing assistance to the Chairmanship, Working Groups, delegations, and other IHRA bodies, facilitating internal and external communication, and administrating the Grant Programme.  

Contact Us:

Friedrichstrasse 200
10117 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 26396660
Fax: +49 30 263966649

  • Dr. Kathrin Meyer

    Executive Secretary

    I have been the Executive Secretary of the IHRA since 2008 and am responsible for supporting the vision and strategy of the organization’s 31 member countries. With an MA in Educational Science and a PhD in History from the Technical University Berlin, I am passionate about empowering governments and civil society to reflect on their history to inform policy.

    Ask me about: Strategy, historically informed policy-making, political cooperation, organizational vision

  • Rosvita Krajinovic

    Program Officer

    I coordinate the programmatic aspects of the IHRA’s work, at the interface of the expert and political level. I provide support to IHRA’s Working Group and Committee Chairs and I am responsible for the organization’s grant portfolio. With a Masters in Political Sciences from the Freie University of Berlin, I love positively contributing to this unique alliance between experts and governments and supporting their efforts to advance cooperation in the field of Holocaust remembrance, research and education.

    Ask me about: IHRA’s working groups, committees, programmes and projects, funding for non-governmental institutions

  • Laura Robertson

    Communication Officer

    I am responsible for supporting the IHRA in communicating clearly and efficiently about its activities and successes with our wide circle of stakeholders. I enjoy thinking strategically about how best to get our message to the right people. I graduated from Kingston University in London with a Masters in Human Rights and Genocide Studies and love being able to apply the knowledge gained during my degree to help the IHRA promote Holocaust research, remembrance and education worldwide.

    Ask me about: Website, social media, newsletter, annual report, visual identity, press releases, communication strategy

  • Lennart Aldick

    Executive Officer

    I support the Executive Secretary in political and organizational matters and take care of the organization’s budgets. I am also responsible for supporting the country which is chairing our organization in planning our plenary meetings, which take place twice a year, and act as the contact person for our liaison and observer countries, as well as for our partner organizations.  With a Masters degree in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh and having studied in Konstanz, Hong Kong and New York, I really appreciate the international nature of the IHRA and love working to foster international cooperation.

    Ask me about: Budget and membership contributions, Observer and Liaison Countries, Permanent International Partner organizations, the IHRA’s plenary sessions

  • Julana Bredtmann

    Project Assistant

    As a part-time staff member, I assist with IHRA activities and provide support for projects and communication. I am responsible for the organizational archive and inquiries about initiatives carried out by the IHRA in the past. I am PhD candidate at the Free University in Berlin, researching on the aftermath of the Holocaust. Having studied history and political science, I enjoy making knowledge about the past usable for the present, and I especially like the international character of IHRA’s work.

    Ask me about: Organizational history

  • Anna Lindvall

    Student Assistant

    My work includes project support, preparing for meetings and helping with the website. I enjoy taking a creative approach to digital issues and thereby helping to support the efficient implementation of digital projects like the IHRA archive and the annual report.  I am pursuing a Masters in International Relations, and my role at the IHRA gives me an opportunity to engage practically in the vibrant world of international politics.