Joseph Varughese has a Bachelor degree in Philosophy (BA honors) and in Education (B.Ed) from Saint Albert’s College. Furthermore he received the master degree in Social Work (MA) from Nagpur University of India and continued with masters on International Relations (MA) at the University of Nicosia.
Joseph Varughese is the Director-General of the organization “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center , and he is responsible for the daily operation of the organization internationally. In 2011 he was a visiting professor at the Department of Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University at Slovakia. As a social worker he has the license to practice the profession of social work in the Republic of Cyprus by the Registration Council of Professional Social Workers Cyprus (License No: 446/01-07-2010). He provides advice on lobbying strategies and tactics, arranges lobby visits and carries out lobbying for policy making and changing addressing and on behalf of governments, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations and the private sector. Mr. Varughese is the national coordinator of the Program for Separated Children in Europe (Separated Children in Europe Program – SCEP). Mr Varughese is also the coordinator of the Observatory for Returned Children .