I am a EU wonk, a (sporadic) blogger and I tweet as @kosmopolit about EU affairs. I am the founder of policylab.eu and the editor of the european interest. (Both projects are in a very early beta phase, so this is pretty much work in progress…)
Before moving to Brussels I was the comms coordinator at ECFR, a pan-European foreign policy think tank in London. Over the years I also worked as a consultant and editor in the “eurobubble” in Brussels, 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.
Previously I 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 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)
The Times They Are A-Changin’
In 2015 I will be job hunting again. I am looking for a new challenge in EU affairs (to put it as broadly as possible) in Brussels. I’d also be interested to get involved in research/teaching/training/ consultancy projects on a freelance basis somewhere outside Brussels. So if you would like to discuss new projects/opportunities with me, let’s meet for an informal chat over a coffee/beer. Here are my contact details – or find me on twitter.
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) or consider a volunteering opportunity (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!