Ildikó Török started working at the Tom Lantos Institute as a Programme Manager for Roma Rights and Citizenship in August 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies at Eötvös Loránd University and her Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Central European University, where her research focused on the complex policy measures to prevent early dropout of Roma girls in Hungary. She also studied Minority Politics at Eötvös Loránd University and attended tutoring classes in Public Policy and Nationalism Studies at the Roma Access Programs.
Ildikó gained professional experience at the Ministry of Human Capacities. She worked at the State Secretariat for Social Inclusion, where she was involved in the implementation process of the National Social Inclusion Strategy, seeking opportunities to work on Roma policy issues, especially with regard to Roma youth and women. Working at the State Secretariat for International Affairs, she was responsible for Roma issues in relation to the European Union, the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Ildikó is interested in the tools of further developing the participation of Roma women, particularly in decision-making bodies, as well as improving the level of leadership skills among them. She speaks Hungarian and English, and has studied Spanish.