Friso Roscam Abbing - Session Facilitator

Senior Adviser on Strategic Communication, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Friso Roscam Abbing is the Senior Adviser on Strategic Communication of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights where he previously headed the Fundamental Rights Promotion Department. He is Curator of the Fundamental Rights Forum 2023, the space for dialogue on human rights challenges facing the EU today. He was previously a spokesperson on freedom, security and justice at the European Commission, Cabinet member, and headed the Sector in the Commission dealing with asylum and refugee policy. Before that, he led the EU Office of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, a European network of 100+ NGOs in 40 European countries protecting and advancing the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public law and a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Amsterdam.