Szilvia Gyurko is the director of UNICEF Hungary. She is also a clinical professor and the head of the Legal Clinic Program at the Center for Professional Practice—a program that addresses family and child advocacy, which she set up upon her return from her PILnet Fellowship—in the Department of Legal Sociology at Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE) School of Law in Budapest.
Prior to working with ELTE, Szilvia spent seven years as a researcher at the National Institute of Criminology, where she worked primarily on issues of children’s rights, domestic violence, and juvenile delinquency/restorative justice. She earned a M.Sc. in juvenile justice from ELTE School of Law. As a PILnet International Fellow Szilvia developed a project on reviving clinical legal education in Hungary.