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Olivia Lind Haldorsson
Senior Adviser & Head of Children at Risk Unit
Tel: +46 73 056 45 92
Email: [email protected]


CBSS Secretariat
Momma Reenstiernas Palats, Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 23118 50 Stockholm, Sweden

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Children at Risk Unit

Olivia Lind Haldorsson

Senior Adviser & Head of Unit

Olivia Lind Haldorsson is a children’s rights advocate who has been working in the field of children’s rights and child protection for more than 20 years.

Olivia currently holds the position as Senior Adviser and Head of the Children at Risk Unit at the Council of Baltic Sea States Secretariat ( In 2014 she co-founded ‘Child Circle’, a Brussels-based NGO focusing on strengthening national child protection systems.

Olivia has played a central role in the Promise project, which promotes the establishment of Barnahus and excellence in practice to hear, assist and support child victims and witnesses of violence ( She is the author of the Barnahus Quality Standards and other practical tools to support Barnahus.

She has also worked as an independent expert with a wide range of stakeholders on strategic advocacy initiatives and regional projects in the field of children’s rights and child protection. Prior to that she worked with Save the Children International EU Office.

Shawnna von Blixen-Finecke

Work Environment Representative

Shawnna also serves as the PROMISE Barnahus Network Coordinator, in addition to her role as Adviser for the Children at Risk Unit at the Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat.

As the PROMISE Barnahus Network coordinator, Shawnna has extensive knowledge of how the Barnahus model has been adapted in different national contexts, and plays a leading role in coordinating and providing advice through bilateral and network exchange. She has played a central role in developing and coordinating training in the context of the PROMISE projects and the Barnahus network. Shawnna is furthermore an experienced project manager.

With a background in communications, Shawnna previously worked for the U.S. State Department and the European Union, and holds a master’s in political science from Uppsala University.

Laura Daoud

Programme coordinator

Sven Wilson

Policy and Research Assistant

Natascha Beck Hansen

Communication Assistant