I am a EU wonk, a (sporadic) blogger and I tweet as @kosmopolit about EU affairs and media/journalism. I am the founder of policylab.eu and the editor of a weekly newsletter on EU politics: the european interest. (Both projects are in a very early beta phase, so all this is pretty much work in progress…)
I live in Brussels and work for the European Institute of Peace. Before moving to Brussels I lived in London (still my favourite city in Europe!) where I was the comms coordinator at ECFR, a foreign policy think tank. Over the years I also worked as a consultant and editor in the “eurobubble”: I got involved in various tech and journalism projects and I have a track record in researching /teaching EU politics. I regularly speak on issues linked to EU politics – from the development of a EU public sphere, new trends in EU journalism to more institutional and political topics. As a trainer I teach people how to use social media in a Brussels public affairs context. I also worked in the philanthropy sector, I lived in Romania and did a ‘stage’ in the Commission.
As you probably know, I am also one of the founders of bloggingportal.eu (on hiatus, possibly ahead of its time when it launched back in 2009) and I served as a trustee at UACES. I also write for other projects and magazines (see for example our #ephearings2014 project, #howto guides for academics – from writing to podcasting – and the occasional piece for Carta or esharp. I also wrote this longish public engagement/comms toolbox for academics)
I am also available to speak at conferences about EU topics or run (social) media trainings / facilitate workshops. If you ask nicely I might even write an article for you (in English or German) . I would also consider volunteering opportunities (for example I have been a trustee, advisor, member of a prize jury… just to give you an idea). And yes, I am also available for interviews and other media requests. So if you need a quick soundbite from an ‘independent EU policy analyst’ or ‘EU blogger’ etc. – do get in touch!