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The race for lead candidates in the European Parliament – and thus eventually for the job of the European Commission’s president – is on: after EPP chair Manfred Weber announced to run, it becomes clear that the French conservatives would like to see “Mr Brexit” Michel Barnier in this position. The Social Democrats are also getting ready: Slovakia’s EU Energy Commissioner Maros Sefkovic announced his bid, as well as probably more surprisingly, Austrian ex-chancellor Christian Kern.


More candidates will still emerge and their quality hopefully is a signal to take EU politics, and especially the looming political realities seriously: the nationalist climate across EU member states and no or low minimum thresholds for the European Parliament elections in the various countries are likely to lead to an even more diverse, and both far-right and far-left, parliament. More than ever, strong and leading moderate voices are needed.

Poland and Hungary demonstrate what happens without moderate voices. The European Commission has now taken Poland to the European Court of Justice over its judicial reform, whilst the Open Society Foundation has addressed the European Court of Human Rights in a case against Hungary and its law against civil society organisations.

Still looking for pre-judicial solutions, however over-confidently, is Theresa May, who just had to accept another blow from the EU Heads of State: her most recent Brexit proposal did not go down well and has apparently stretched the EU’s patience too far: diplomacy at the recent Salzburg summit went over board, words are getting harsher and very clear – Theresa May’s chair is now shaking back in the UK, but there is still no light at the end of the Brexit tunnel.

Another shaking chair is of great concern for EU politics: Germany’s Angela Merkel faces strong criticism over her handling of a domestic scandal. Hans-Georg Maaßen, Head of Germany’s domestic security agency (“Bundesverfassungsschutz”) had questioned media reports of hunts on foreigners after a nationalist demonstration in Chemnitz, which had left one participant dead. Whilst the facts remain to be investigated, Maaßen was forced to resign – and given a prestigious new position with a higher salary. After heaviest protest from the public and the coalition partner, this decision has now been revised again. Merkel remains in a showdown with her interior minister (who keeps backing Maaßen) and slowly but surely with her party that set an extraordinary signal: the German conservative parliamentary group just voted down its long-standing chair and Merkel-ally.

If you are interested to engage in and not just watch EU election moves, now is the time to join the game. Find some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz


Featured Job: NXP Semiconductors seeks Political Affairs & Public Co-Creation Specialist (m/f)
Hamburg | Apply by: ongoing | Start: instantly | Full Time

NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. They are looking for a Political Affairs & Public Co-Creation Specialist (m/f) ➡️ See full job ad

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Brussels has now gone back to full swing after the summer recess with a multitude of major annual receptions – especially the Germans enjoyed meeting over sausages at the Thuringia summer reception, and a bit less traditionally at Innogy’s, BMW’s and Burda’s events. Some of them had reason to celebrate: German MEP Manfred Weber and leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), just announced his candidacy for becoming the next European Commission President.

The party mood is deceiving, however: big issues are on the horizon. The European Parliament just approved, with an overwhelming majority, a proposal to trigger Article 7 against Hungary next week – this could lead to sanctions against Hungary and even a temporary loss of voting rights in the Council. Also, the Parliament finally passed its amendments on the much-contested copyrights proposal, dealing amongst other issues with remuneration of online content and licensing – but this text still needs to go a long way through the trilogue negotiations. Still not moving forward are the debates around Brexit. Before summer, the upcoming October EU summit had been named as the deadline for coming to an agreement on the divorce terms. Unsurprisingly, both sides are now rather aiming at November. 

The most alarming development from the EU’s perspective, however, is Italy’s budget: mixed messages from the Italian government, including rather flexible views on the EU’s 3% deficit limit, leading to fears that Italy is on the verge of becoming the next Greece. We will have a few more weeks to guess and worry.

Talking about money: the EU, with its various money-laundering policy reforms, has a real problem with foreign cash inflow. A European Commission expert group just had to admit that „there may be gaps in the EU’s supervisory framework“. Most revealing proof of the problem is a recent case with Dutch ING bank – a women’s lingerie trader, of all businesses, apparently did not wash any dirty underwear but managed to launder 150 million Euro through the bank’s books – now resulting in a hefty fine 775 million fine for ING. Definitely some ammunition for the upcoming EP elections.

With all this on his plate, Commission President Juncker just gave his annual State-of-the-Union speech – his last one, with clear words, especially on immigration, nationalism, and Brexit. But words are easily spoken if the consequences are for the next Commission to deal with.
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Featured Job: Volt seeks Campaign Manager
Brussels | Apply by: ongoing | Start: Early September 2018 | Full Time

Volt is a pan-European, progressive movement aiming to revolutionize the way politics is done and to change the future of Europe, for the better. Volt was started by a group of passionate youngsters – no former politician, no rich businessman – as a reaction to the Brexit and the nationalist trends that are rising on our continent. ➡See full job ad

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This week’s editorial comes from the former murder and drug capital, and now hipster hotspot, Medellin/Colombia! Your politjobs editor is on a travel-while-working trip – which leads to the opportunity for you politjobs readers to learn from Brussels outsiders about their perspective on the EU.

But first things first: Brussels and the rest of Europe experience such an extraordinary, never-ending heat wave that the European Commission had mercy with European farmers: they are allowed to deviate from the EU’s green requirements under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), much to the concern of Greenpeace and others who believe that we will see more of the current climate in the future.

Those who report on such decisions will need additional funds: as the Belgian government apparently does not earn sufficient taxes from the EU expats in the country, Prime Minister Charles Michel decided to introduce a 50 Euro fee for journalists to access EU summits. Whilst Belgium argues the money is needed for security services, EU journalists view this as censorship. The European Commission also requested Belgium to reconsider – a story to be continued.

And, who knows, possibly another future case to be decided by the European Court of Justice – an institution that is currently growing stronger and possibly more political than ever, as the final decision-maker on cases that policymakers did not manage to handle properly. The ECJ currently deals with – and strongly doubts – the independence of Polish courts, following the request of an Irish judge concerning the execution of a European arrest warrant. In addition, the Polish Supreme Court itself has turned to the ECJ concerning a new Polish law on forced early retirement of judges.

Less fundamental issues are also in the hands of the court right now: the ECJ has also recently ruled on online copyrights: something that is common-sense in academia and journalism will hopefully also dawn on self-proclaimed internet authors from now on: online content can only be re-published with the consent of the person who created it.

Let’s take the promised look from outside:

Apparently, the EU is not the first what comes to mind when in Medellin, Colombia. Interviews revealed a few interesting highlights though: did you know that many well-travelled Americans believe that the EU came into being in 2001 – with the introduction of the Euro? A success story for all travellers, whether inside or outside the Union. Additionally, Russia – of all places – has a wonderful project going that educates people about Europe. Actually, the credit goes to three Germans, and EU bureaucratic communicators can learn from this: the project „Home Visit Europe“ is an interactive theatre, taking place in people’s homes and gathering about 15 attendees who are then involved in the play – with the guiding question of how much Europe is inside each one of us.

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Featured Job: Bernstein Group seeks Associate
Brussels | Apply by: 2 September 2018 | Start: September 2018 | Full Time

The Bernstein Group consists of multiple partner-managed consulting companies that specialise in communications services for exceptional circumstances, change and transformation processes, complex political decision-making processes and regulatory issues. From September 2018 onwards we are looking for someone displaying drive and courage, personal initiative and a marked willingness to play a role in shaping outcomes to join us as an Associate with Bernstein Public Policy in Brussels ➡See full job ad

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Some guests are plainly annoying, many Brussels residents must have been thinking last week. US President Donald Trump’s visit to NATO not only brought the immense noise from an army of helicopters to the town – but authorities had forgotten to inform about the dinner in the middle of the city, leading to blocked roads and houses, as well as surprised residents. Far less surprisingly, no substantial changes in the relationship between the US and other NATO partners were achieved (and certainly not expected).

Blocked remain also the Brexit negotiations: as expected on the EU side, Theresa May’s whitepaper did not bring any substantial new elements, rather on the contrary: the UK government seems to discover the benefits of EU membership and would like to keep them – without membership. Finally, the occasion for foreign minister Boris Johnson to resign, as well as Brexit minister David Davis – one by one, all those responsible for getting Britain into the current situation jumped ship, just ahead of the storm to come.

Stormy weather is exactly what migrants on the many boats and camps around the Mediterranean Sea do not need on top of all their hardship, and EU member states demonstrate helplessness: no rescue is not an option, but the consequences of rescues are still left with the border states and endless haggles between EU countries. The entire world felt with the Thai youth football team trapped in and finally rescued from a flooded cave, whilst the next wave of 450 migrants does not trigger high emotions anymore; unless useful for elections in German Bavaria and elsewhere.

At least one EU member state has a reason to cheer: France has won the World Championship for the second time – and as football always seems to affect politics, Emmanuel Macron will hope for it to support him in his reform efforts.

The summer break is still not really starting – most importantly, Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager just announced a record fine of 4.3 billion Euro for Google over its Android system. So if you want to join in and contribute to developments like this one – on whichever side –, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz



Featured Job: GIZ seeks Head of Secretariat for Africa EU Energy Partnership
Bonn | Apply by: 19 August 2018 | Start: instantly | Full Time

The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) is a long-term framework for structured political dialogue and co-operation between Africa and the EU on energy issues of strategic importance, reflecting African and European needs. Through the Partnership, Africa and Europe work together to develop a shared vision and common policy answers, and to stimulate specific actions that address the energy challenges of the 21st century. Reporting to the Steering Group of the AEEP, the Head of Secretariat has the strategic responsibility to oversee the implementation of the work of the Partnership as decided upon by EU and African leaders. -> See full job offer

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The Brussels summer is arriving with both a meteorological and political heat wave: slowly but surely we are heading into a harsh trade war with the US, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the middle of a showdown with her interior minister Horst Seehofer over European migration policies and was only almost saved by the latest EU summit, Poland is taken to the European Court of Justice over its legal reform, and Italy, that has managed under great pains to finally form a new government of the far right and far left parties Lega and Five Star movement, will get a note in history because the new prime minister held his very first EU summit hostage over an agreement on the migration question – more than unusual behaviour, to put it diplomatically.

The political landscape appears so dire to some of the Football nations that even their national sport is affected: after the Netherlands and Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 world cup, champion Germany was already kicked out in the group stage, and Spain went k.o. against Russia. As for the Germans: some higher power apparently aimed at sparing Brussels from the collective mourning – the popular German bar Maxburg, the place to meet for football, burned down a few days before the game.

The one issue that is neither moving nor melting nor burning in the Brussels heat is Brexit. Whilst the media are eagerly waiting for Theresa May’s promised white paper with a detailed plan and third option for the UK, to be presented at the end of this week, Brussels diplomats are carefully expecting the breakthrough rather after the summer break – if at all… British expats in Brussels apparently had enough, and some of them too much heat, trying to dance Brexit away with a flashmob (as funny as it sounds, there was a serious note to it: the hope to trigger another popular vote in the UK).

More music and possibly some dancing is coming from the incoming Austrian presidency: Austrian federal states chose traditional and less traditional Austrian music to be played in the Brussels metro stations on Monday, 2 July, and concerts took place at all EU institutions. The Austrians face big expectations: Brexit, the Multiannual Financial Framework, and migration are the biggest issues on their plate, and their task will be to clear the table to the extent possible – European Parliament elections and the end of the current European Commission’s legislative period are looming.

One thing they will not need to deal with anymore is the GDPR. It came into effect with many emails and uncertainties on 25 May. Which brings us to a matter on our own behalf: Of course, we have also addressed this issue, because the protection of your data, as well as your control over it, is still central to us. So please take a look at our updated privacy policy. If you have any questions or do not wish to receive any further e-mails from us, please write to us at politjobs@polisphere.eu or unsubscribe here.

We would, of course, prefer it if you wanted to continue to be informed about current topics in the broad field of political communication. Also today we have compiled a lot of exciting news, jobs and dates for you. The decision is yours! 

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Irina Michalowitz



Featured Job: Verband öffentlicher Versicherer sucht Büroleiter (m/w) für die politische Interessenvertretung in Brüssel
Brüssel | Bewerbungfrist: laufend | Arbeitsbeginn: ab sofort | Vollzeit

Der Verband öffentlicher Versicherer ist ein moderner Partner für Versicherungsunternehmen im Verbund der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe. Die Abteilung „Politische Interessenvertretung“ mit Sitz in Berlin und Brüssel beobachtet, bewertet und informiert die Verbandsmitglieder über regulatorische Vorhaben und Entwicklungen mit Relevanz für die öffentlichen Versicherer, erarbeitet in Zusammenarbeit mit den Fachabteilungen des Verbands und den Mitgliedsunternehmen die fachlichen Positionen sowie Lobbying-Strategien und vertritt die Interessen der Mitglieder gegenüber der deutschen und europäischen Politik. -> Zur vollständigen Ausschreibung

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The EU needs more money. Whilst this is no news as such, the EU this time really needs more money – with one significant member state less, the shadow of Brexit is looming over the EU’s next 7 year budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the biggest dossier that is currently occupying European Commission bureaucrats, journalists and lobbyists.

This week was the big week of announcing the Commission’s proposal – leaving almost everyone slightly unhappy, and some particularly unhappy. As usual, the path to an agreement is likely to be a long one, because member states will need to agree – despite the Commission’s displayed confidence to pull this one through by 2019: whilst Germany is keeping quiet despite a higher future burden, the Netherlands and Austria are per se in opposition, Poland and Hungary are not at all amused about the idea to link funding to the observance of the rule of law – the agricultural lobby is crying out loud.

This is especially frustrating for the French, and Macron really needs some friends. the French railway operator SNCF is holding the country hostage with strikes over a three-month period (and no end in sight), and the traditional labour day demonstrations in Paris – on the day before the MFF announcement – ended in violence,

That is not really what Karl Marx had in sight, whose 200th birthday is celebrated this year. He is being rediscovered – especially by the small German town Trier, Karl Marx’ birthplace and otherwise known for its Roman heritage. Trier apparently feels not known enough in the world and puts up more than 600 events around the anniversary of Karl Marx. Most spectacularly, the town accepted a huge Karl Marx statue from China – a bit too much Marx for the liking of citizens. Not enough, the European Commission’s very own President Jean-Claude Juncker will reveal the statue – causing outrage and applause.

Despite the controversies, the visit to Trier will be a lot more to Juncker’s liking than the haggling for a new trade deal , especially on steel and metal tariffs, with the United States. The woman of the day is EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström, who is left with this task. Retaliation affecting peanut butter of Levi’s Jeans will not do the trick, so negotiations are necessary, no matter how irrational they may get.

If you are able to frame convincing and diplomatic arguments, be they on painful budget cuts, US tariffs or Karl Marx’ contributions to history, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) seeks Innovation Project Manager for EU funded projects

As an Innovation Project Manager focused on European funded initiatives will undertake the following main activities and responsibilities as regards project proposal writing: Provide support to researchers in funding acquisition within EU funded RTD projects; Identify calls for proposals within INL’s strategic RTD areas, within H2020 and other RTD programmes and promote these internally to researchers; Support the building of the optimal consortium of partners; Structure and develop the project proposal; Develop project innovation strategies and work plans for project proposals (…)

Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins seeks Policy Officer

The Policy Officer – Internal Market and Environment will report directly to the Secretary General and will be responsible for: Leading the work of the association in relation to EU wine legal framework, all internal market, technical and environmental issues which may impact the EU wine sector; Establishing and maintaining excellent contacts with EU institutions, other international bodies, NGOs and other associations, to exchange information and to identify common interests and concerns; Building and maintaining close contact with, and communicating all relevant information to CEEV members (…)

GEODE seeks Junior Policy Advisor

You will be part of a dynamic international team in the heart of the EU area and integrated into the daily activities of our representation office. This job offers a great opportunity to step into EU policy and get valuable professional experience in how advocacy is done in the debate with decision-makers and stakeholders. You will be given the opportunity to learn building, expanding and using professional networks, how to best shape EU energy policy, taking advantage of language, soft & personal skills in a multi-cultural work environment (…)

Gesamtverband der deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft sucht Referent(in) Europabüro

Arbeitsplatzbeschreibung: Interessenvertretung des GDV in Brüssel; Schwerpunkt Digitalisierung, Datenschutz, Kfz-Versicherung, Betriebswirtschaft; Betreuung der für die Versicherungswirtschaft relevanten Dossiers auf europäischer Ebene; Informationsbeschaffung, -aufbereitung und -übermittlung; Beratung der zuständigen Mitarbeiter/innen in Berlin; Auf- und Ausbau eines themenspezifischen Kontaktnetzwerks; Austausch und Verhandlung mit Versicherungsverbänden aus anderen EU-Mitgliedstaaten; Erstellung von Positionspapieren und anderen Ausarbeitungen für Adressaten auf europäischer und nationaler Ebene und zur internen Verwendung auf Englisch und Deutsch (…)

Veolia seeks Junior Policy Officer

As Junior Policy Officer, you will be in charge of all different kinds of work relating to the organization and the missions of the representative office including: Regulatory and institutional monitoring; Drafting of briefs; Participation in events and reporting; Mapping of actors and institutional relations; Specific support actions to operational subsidiaries. These missions will cover a number of sectors including project financing, public/private partnerships and environmental issues (…)

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The Easter break was a quiet one in Brussels, which cannot be said for Europe as a whole: the EU’s least favourite Head of State, Victor Orban, gained a whopping two-thirds majority in his national elections. In parallel, the European Parliament published a report voicing strong concerns about the rule of law, independence of the judiciary, corruption, freedom of expression and more. Austria, Poland, Hungary – European values, the way they are formulated in the treaties, are not necessarily shared amongst EU member states any more, and sanctions can only be part of a reaction.

One clear reaction came from Emmanuel Macron in his first speech to the European Parliament: political divisions are like a civil war and we need to defend a European liberal democracy that protects the rights of minorities. It remains to be seen if the European Union manages to set clear actions according to its values, not just voicing them.

The private sector sees some clear actions: Volkswagen’s CEO Matthias Müller has been replaced – having had an impossible job, with a Diesel emissions scandal battle that just could not be won. The same is probably true for Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan who also lost his job. Both positions went to successors from inside the companies – no real change to be expected.

Meanwhile, another CEO is under fire, albeit more from the political world than within his own company: Mark Zuckerberg just testified in front of the US Senate on Facebook’s most recent data scandal – and has now been invited by the European Parliament. We can be certain that MEPs will make his appearance a highly political matter of respect – with absolutely no new information, aside from some fun answers to strange questions, as in the US Senate.

We can therefore be glad that 25 EU member states just signed a Declaration of Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence – promising to collectively explore opportunities and deal with challenges: if Zuckerberg does not make it to Brussels, maybe Elon Musk will.

Somebody else is off the hook: the European Parliament did not dare to intervene too strongly in the Martin Selmayr-staffing decision of the European Commission – essentially criticising the process, acknowledging that it is the job of the European Commission and asking the next one to reassess the process (which will almost certainly not happen). This matter now seems closed.

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Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) seeks Innovation Project Manager for EU funded projects

As an Innovation Project Manager focused on European funded initiatives will undertake the following main activities and responsibilities as regards project proposal writing: Provide support to researchers in funding acquisition within EU funded RTD projects; Identify calls for proposals within INL’s strategic RTD areas, within H2020 and other RTD programmes and promote these internally to researchers; Support the building of the optimal consortium of partners; Structure and develop the project proposal; Develop project innovation strategies and work plans for project proposals (…)

Verbund Europäischer Automobil Clubs (EAC) sucht Referenten/in (25 Std./Woche)

Ihre Aufgaben: Monitoring und Analyse der europäischen Verkehrspolitik, Identifikation neuer Themen und Handlungsfelder; Fachbegleitung des EAC-Präsidenten bei Gesprächsterminen mit Mitgliedern des Europaparlaments, der EU-Kommission und Interessenvertretern in Brüssel; Eigenständiger Aufbau und Pflege des EAC-Netzwerkes; Erarbeitung von Positionspapieren, Stellungnahmen, Handlungsempfehlungen; Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Nachbereitung von Veranstaltungen des EAC, insbesondere des alljährlich stattfindenden EAC-Symposiums in Brüssel (…)

GSMA seeks Public Policy Manager

You will manage public policy work within the GSMA Brussels team through the effective communication of the GSMA public policy positions, in particular – but not exclusively – on cyber-security, privacy and data protection. You will work with the GSMA members to understand their perspectives on key policy areas, assist in the development of clear policy priorities. One of your key responsibilities will be to lead proactively in the policy debate and exercise judgment to propose and steer a course on message alignment and delivery that reflects the consensus but maintains a credible and positive contribution to the debate (…)

Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer sucht Europareferent(in)

Zu Ihren Aufgaben gehören: Beobachtung und inhaltliche Aufbereitung der anwaltsrelevanten EU-Rechtsetzung; Betreuung von Fachausschüssen der BRAK; Erarbeitung von Stellungnahmen; Teilnahme an Anhörungen und Sitzungen der EU-Institutionen; Vertretung der BRAK nach außen; Mitarbeit in unseren Dachverbänden. Der Schwerpunkt Ihrer Tätigkeit liegt im Bereich der Justiz- und Binnenmarktrechtsetzung und ist mit regelmäßigen Reisen verbunden (…)

WaterAid seeks EU Representative

Join us as the WaterAid Representative for the EU, where you will focus on advocating and communicating WaterAid’s position to staff within the institutions of the European Union, MEPs, Member States and other relevant partners. The role is based in Brussels, and will build and strengthen partnerships with relevant organisations, influence their decision-making and help further our collective objectives (…)

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Cambridge Analytica’s illegal use of Facebook data (and Facebook’s knowledge about it), Donald Trump’s most recent ideas and Brexit dominated these past weeks – hence business as usual. The European Commission’s planst to introduce a VAT tax on digital revenues comes in handy, as Cambridge Analytica and similar companies seem to provide excellent revenue streams – the Commission might need to think twice in the future, before EU data protection rules bite into the digital tax tail.

This might affect Britain for longer than anticipated – business and policymakers alike are relieved that a decision on the transition period has been taken – until 2020. Let’s see how many times it gets prolonged.

Also to the relief especially of busines, another tax is not getting off the road – the EU’s charme offensive to avoid a trade war over US import taxes has been successful: China has to deal with the problem now.

Somebody to deal with in the European Parliament is now MEP Udo Bullmann: the German Social Democrat was elected leader of the S&D party, as a successor to Italian Gianni Pittella. Journalists will do the maths again and find that yet another top job is going into male German hands – in politically chaotic times, time will tell if this is a good or a bad thing.

Certainly not helpful in these times has been former Trump advisor Steve Bannon – on roadshow in Europe to promote a Global nationalist rightwing movement. Another voice however is sadly missed: Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76 and leaves the world, especially a lot less intelligent place. Whilst not proposing to fill these huge shoes – if you are ready to add some intelligence to the Brussels EU world, find some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

Aqua Publica Europea seeks Policy Officer

Main responsibilities: Monitoring EU policy developments and contributing to strategic policy analysis for members; Contributing to the drafting of position papers and other policy material together with the Secretariat and the members; Identifying relevant stakeholders and establishing effective relationships; Implementing advocacy actions under the mandate of the management board; Representing the association in formal and informal meetings and reporting to members and to the management board (…)

FuelsEurope seeks EU Affairs Intern

Provide analytical and material preparation support to FuelsEurope staff in their advocacy role by: analysing official reports and documents from the EU institutions on air quality, industrial emissions, energy, climate, environment and other issues relevant to the EU refining industry; participating in internal working group meetings and discussions; drafting minutes and preparing presentation material and briefing notes; following debates in the EU institutions; researching ad hoc projects; collecting data (…)

European Transport Workers‘ Federation seeks Political Assistant

Key responsibilities: Assisting the Political Secretary for Railways and Urban Public Transport in the daily work with policy and political expertise and advice; Providing general political and policy assistance to ETF, working on cross cutting projects and programs; Dealing with requests coming from Sections’ members; Developing and keeping good contacts with our affiliates, the ITF and the ETUC; Drafting reports, circulars, documents and minutes of meetings and press releases (in close cooperation with the Communications Officer) in English; Leading or facilitating ad hoc projects and initiatives; Providing input for ETF’ s communication initiatives, like the ETF website, Facebook, social media etc. (…)

Caritas Europa seeks Policy and Advocacy Officer

With a view to further strengthen the network, the Caritas Europa Secretariat, based in Brussels is seeking to recruit a (m/f): Policy and Advocacy Officer (Development and International Cooperation), who will contribute to the overarching values, priorities and goals of Caritas in Europe and who will: Monitor EU policy developments concerning SDGs, international development and external aid; Carry out research, analyse and develop policy positioning; Advocate Caritas Europa’s key policy positions; Lobby relevant policy – makers in EU Institutions and in the Council of Europe; Network and contribute in relevant NGO platforms and specific working groups (…)

Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie sucht Referent(-in) für EU-Recht, Wettbewerb & Verbraucherpolitik

Aufgaben: Beschaffung, Bewertung und Aufbereitung von Informationen zum europäischen Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht; Vertretung und Durchsetzung der Interessen des BDI gegenüber europäischen Institutionen (Kommission, Europäisches Parlament, Rat) sowie BusinessEurope; Analyse und Bewertung rechtspolitischer Sachverhalte des europäischen (Wirtschafts-)Rechts; Vorbereitung von Positionspapieren zu wirtschafts- und insbesondere gesellschaftsrechtlichen Gesetzgebungsvorhaben der EU; Bündeln, Koordinieren und Formulieren rechtspolitischer Positionen für Reden, Statements und Beiträge des Präsidenten, des Hauptgeschäftsführers und der Ehrenämter zu den fachspezifischen Themen (…)

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Just in time for the international women’s day, Eurostat informs us that women on earned 16% less than men in 2016 – and the EU bubble is right on average. Eastern European countries do not necessarily fare better in the comparison – only a 5% difference in Romania, but also in Italy, but more than 25% in Estonia and almost 22% in the Czech Republic and Germany. Much remains to be done – and regulation seems to be the only tool to get it done in a timely manner.

Something is done by the state of Belgium to finally deal with the threat of its nuclear plants: as of now, iodine pills are freely available in case of an accident. Belgian citizens and residents feel much safer now. Tiny Belgium hosts seven aging nuclear reactors, four of which close to the Dutch border near Antwerp, and three close to the German  border near Liege.

Meanwhile the EU is in other big battles: US President Donald Trump threat to commence a global trade war has triggered retaliation speeches: EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström warns of EU measures hitting peanut butter, whiskey, cranberries and orange juice, whilst Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker goes against Harley-Davidson and Levi’s jeans. Companies are desparate for someone to talk sense into Trump – Harley-Davidson, for instance, already stated that with 16% of its sales going to Europe,  a significant impact on sales, dealers, suppliers and customers is unavoidable.

Just in time for these transatlantic quarrels, Germany has got their act together, and a new government coalition has formed – same parties, different personalities, and much to prove how this coalition can be different from the old one.

Italy still has to get there: an overwhelming victory for the Five Star Movement and the nationalist Lega, and an overwhelming defeat of the governing left-wing coalition led to Matteo Renzi’s resignation and the question which parties are able to govern together: the Five Star Movement is not willing to partner with any of the right-wing nationalist parties, and overall, none of the parties has won a sufficient majority to dominate the coalition-building process. Whatever the outcome, the real issue for Europe is the strong support for Eurosceptical parties: altogether about 50% of Italians voted for these groups.

The continuing discussions around Brussels’ most prominent choice of personnel do not help in this regard: Brussels media as well as the European Parliament are still on about Martin Selmayr – media report that after taking office a few days ago, he suggested to triple the transition allowance of European commissioners which they receive after leaving office. Whilst the issue may deserve discussion, the timing is awkward and does not help the EU to earn trust with citizens who cannot make ends meet.

If you want to take part in this currently rather bumpy ride, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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Motion Picture Association seeks Copyright Policy Counsel

The Copyright Policy Counsel will advise the Motion Picture Association’s EMEA policy team on copyright policy matters in the region comprising Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a particular emphasis on European Affairs. He or she will assist on other legal matters and lobbying as appropriate. The broad objectives of this work will be to support MPA members by promoting actions and policies that respect and sustain creativity and contribute to the success of the audiovisual sector. (…)

European Banking Federation seeks Policy Adviser on Digital & Retail

The European Banking Federation (EBF) is seeking to recruit a full-time position Policy Adviser for its Digital & Retail Team who will be responsible for building consensus and developing policy positions, designing and delivering lobbying strategy, and coordinating members’ actions. Working with and lobbying the European institutions to achieve an appropriate regulatory and supervisory framework in the EU. (…)

European Consumer Voice in Standardisation seeks Programme Assistant

The contract is for a part-time position (50% to 60%) until 21 December 2018. The post-holder will support the ANEC Secretariat in the delivery of tasks in the services & sustainability sectors during the temporary absence of the responsible Programme Manager. A possible renewal of the contract is foreseen, depending on the number of external projects in which ANEC will be engaged in 2019. (…)

Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries seeks Policy Advisor

Your tasks and responsibilities: Monitor and analyse the EU policy landscape for issues of relevance to ccTLD registry operators; Draft policy and issue papers in the fields of data protection, privacy, cyber security, content control, consumer protection, internet governance and other topics of relevance to the internet industry; Engage in outreach activities with EU institutions, law enforcement, and industry stakeholders (e.g. EIF, Europol, RIPE NCC, ICANN, IGF); Support the Legal and Regulatory Working Group, including support the Chair and Vice-Chair, participate in and report on workshop meetings (…)

PlasticsEurope seeks EU Advocacy and Research Intern

Role and responsibilities: Support the Senior EU policy adviser in advocacy activities on relevant EU dossiers; Monitor policy developments at EU level, including work at European Parliament and Council level; Follow discussions in the European Parliament Committee meetings; Attend advocacy meetings, conferences and events and prepare event reports and meeting notes; Provide advocacy support for events organised by PlasticsEurope; Provide administrative support when required (…)

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The end is nigh – at least of the Commission’s legislative period. Even those too buried in work to see the writing on the wall have now received word with a sledgehammer: Martin Selmayr, the Commission President’s Head of Cabinet and far and wide seen as informally the most powerful person inside the Commission, will change positions to become Secretary General of the European Commission as of 1 March – making him formally the most powerful civil servant inside the Commission.

This came as a surprise coup even to the Human resources chief, Commissioner Guenter Oettinger (who was told two days before the appointment). The appointment is viewed controversially in Brussels where nationality is downplayed but does play an enormous role: apart from the fact that Selmayr is not only respected but often feared, more and more top institutional positions are already or will be put into German hands.

Another German who held a former top position has now experienced a political rollercoaster in Germany, from being seen as his national party’s saviour to receiving open opposition for seeking a role as foreign minister within a few months, after having agreed in a second attempt to join a Grand Coalition between the conservative CDU and the social democrat party SPD.

Those who closely watched could see how emotions got the better of Martin Schulz – understandable yet somewhat sad and clearly adding to the situation, and leaving the potential new German government with a bumpy start. By 4 March, we will know if the SPD members at least support the coalition agreement he negotiated with the CDU: they are currently voting on it.

No German and no woman will get the number 2 position at the European Central Bank: Spanish minister of economy, Luis de Guindos, will become the vice president as of 1 June, having been the sole candidate for this position.

Meanwhile, the European Parliament at least focuses on content files. Two important votes with the EU member states on the electricity market design took place and already signal difficult trialogue negotiations on the energy front.

An even bigger issue is now the preparation for the EU’s next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – the challenges remain the same, but without the UK, the money will be far less. Commission and Parliament seek to square the circle in less than a year, but Member States already voiced their disbelief in keeping that timetable.

In any case, we know what we will be doing over the next months. As Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc recently stated at an event, there are now three Commission priorities: MFF, MFF and MFF. If that is your cup of tea, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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Tetra Pak seeks Public Affairs & Communications Officer

Our future Public Affairs and Communications Officer will help coordinating our advocacy and engagement with policy stakeholders worldwide, support with the management of our globally dispersed team and contribute to the implementation of public affairs programmes. Main tasks include: Help coordinating our advocacy and engagement with policy stakeholders worldwide (develop stakeholder maps); Develop and implement plans for targeted communications on Tetra Pak’s priority issues (incl. public speaking opportunities, preparation of internal and external meetings and events) (…)

Confederation of European Forest Owners seeks EU Policy Officer

You will work within the CEPF team to contribute to policy and advocacy work. You will mainly carry out the following tasks: Contribute to policy work in areas of interest, such as CAP and rural development, climate and energy policy, bioeconomy, environment etc. (files to be determined depending on the candidate experience and expertise); Gather and analyse information at national level in areas of CEPF interest; Support in framing CEPF positions and engaging with EU institutions; Provide support for organising events and meetings (…)

Motorola Solutions seeks Government Affairs Director

As a Government Affairs Director you will be responsible for: Serving as the primary government affairs contact for the business and the recognized expert on government affairs issues, trends and opportunities in the Europe and Africa region; Closely collaborating with the sales team to support business development by arranging discussions with senior level government officials and gleaning business intelligence; Representing the company within governments, including with regulators, trade associations and academic institutions to position the company as a trusted partner in the government space (…)

Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks sucht Referenten/in

Ihre Aufgaben: Sie unterstützen die Arbeit des ZDH-Lobbyteams vor allem durch intensive Kontaktpflege in die EU-Institutionen hinein und durch den stetigen Austausch und die Zusammenarbeit mit Partner- und Dachverbänden in Europa; Sie sind verantwortlich für die Begleitung der europäischen Entwicklungen in den  Bereichen Normung und Unternehmenspolitik. Kenntnis von EU Förderprogrammen ist ein Plus: Sie verfolgen die europäische Gesetzgebung und Initiativen, berichten über Entwicklungen auf EU-Ebene, Sie sind in Terminvorbereitungen eingebunden und verfassen Gesprächsvorbereitungen (…)

Neste seeks Head of EU Affairs

As Head of EU Affairs, you will be responsible for representing Neste’s views to the European Union decision-makers. You will devise and implement advocacy strategies in view of making sure that Neste’s views on EU legislation are considered by the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. Relevant policy fields include EU energy, especially renewable energy, climate, environment and transport policies. You will build coalitions with companies and other stakeholders and represent Neste in key industry associations (…)

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John Steinbeck would have had ample material for a modern novel these past weeks: Just in time for Volkswagen’s Annual Brussels reception, the car company’s monkey business came to light – and even more appalling, fume tests on humans. Reputation is now probably far below tobacco. With information known for quite a while already and apparent approval of senior management (not only of VW, but also of Daimler and BMW), VW has not learned much about crisis management from the past years: suspending their Public Affairs chief will not do the trick.

The other appalling matter uncovered in the past week is the Brussels bubble gender pay gap: Ellwood & Atfield’s salary report states that women (supposedly the better communicators) receive 16% less salary than men in the same position, and men are heading 70% of the top jobs. High time to change this. Hence initiatives such as the Brussels binder, which was launched with a huge and vibrant reception at the German representation of Hesse, are needed. The reception saw about 600 participants – an overwhelming majority of young women, which shows the awareness amongst them. More mid-senior and senior women will hopefully come on board or get active in other ways. Another recent example for European ignorance on this matter: over the next two years, two-thirds of the overwhelmingly male top management roles at the European Central Bank are to be changed, and it currently does not look like a change towards more diversity.

The Germans had their own way last week to counter bad news: the annual German carnival party took place on Thursday. In Germany, the party continues until Tuesday, and this seems to have helped the political parties negotiating a coalition treaty: Germany might finally get a new government, which, after a lot of fussing around, looks astonishingly similar to the previous one. A fact that might still pose a challenge: the Social Democrat party need approval from their members for the coalition agreement, and this is not at all certain.

Meanwhile in Brussels, elections and coalitions cause new changes of seats in the European Parliament: European S&D leader Gianni Pittella is already going national and will run for the Italian senate, and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani is Berlusconi’s first choice as Italian Prime Minister, should his party come up first in the elections. First rumours around Brussels on Pitella’s replacements are making the rounds, amongst them German Udo Bullmann, Portuguese Maria Joao Rodrigues and Slovenian Tanja Fajon.

Good that the European Commission is keeping an eye on producing some content: last week, the European Blockchain Observatory was launched. Whilst the EU institutions are not known for always being at pace with quickly developing technology, it is reassuring that they are trying.

If you want to make a difference in this business or another sector, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

MEP Claudia Tapardel offers Trainee position

A full time basis Trainee position is available in the office of Claudia Tapardel, MEP in the European Parliament, Brussels. MEP Ana-Claudia Tapardel is a Romanian S&D member of the Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) and Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO). She is the Co-Chair of the Intergroup on the European Tourism Development (…)

BDE sucht Volljurist/in als Europareferent/in für Wettbewerb, Binnenmarkt, Steuern und Abfallverbringung

Ihre Tätigkeitsschwerpunkte: Entwicklung und Verfassen der Positionen des Verbandes zu europäischen Rechtsetzungsvorhaben und Einbringen dieser Positionen in das Gesetzge-bungsverfahren insbesondere beim Europäischen Parlament; Ggf. Begleitung und Kommentierung der Umsetzung europäischer Richtlinien in deut-sches Recht; Einleitung und Begleitung von Beschwerdeverfahren zur Eröffnung von Vertragsverlet-zungsverfahren bei der Europäischen Kommission; Monitoring der für die Entsorgungswirtschaft relevanten Entwicklungen auf europäischer Ebene (EuGH-Rechtsprechung, Politikinitiativen der Europäischen Kommission, etc.) (…)

European Association of Long-Term Investors seeks Policy Officer

Main tasks and responsibilities: Follow relevant developments inside the EU Institutions; Preparation of internal workshops and meetings; Support to the General Secretary; Support in the preparation of ELTI positions; Preparation of discussions and meetings with representatives from EU Institutions; Communication with members including content management of the ELTI extranet and membership management; Manage and develop ELTI‘s on-line presence; Bookkeeping and archiving of the association; Cooperation with Belgian authorities and the external auditor (…)

European Crop Protection Association seeks Government Affairs Manager

Responsibilities: Read the political environment; demonstrate awareness and understanding of political dynamics and trends that might impact the business; Within the Public Affairs team, in collaboration with issue managers and policy teams, support the establishment of strategic direction for ECPA’s advocacy work and its translation into specific objectives and action plans, aligning the association network to support the advocacy priorities; Monitor, plan and manage advocacy needs within the Public Affairs Team and with relevant issue managers on issues impacting the crop protection business; Develop and implement actions that generate support for a fact-based discussion about the benefits of crop protection among the industry’s key stakeholders, including at public meetings and events (…)

BSA seeks Senior Policy Manager, EMEA

Primary Requirements: Assist BSA member companies in developing and executing on BSA policy priorities that advance the deployment of software services, such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, blockchain, Internet of Things, and cloud computing; Advise BSA and members on substantive areas of focus, including privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, procurement, data economy and digital trade; Represent industry and advocate BSA objectives and positions in related policy debates with relevant EU Commission, European Parliament, Agencies and national government representatives (…)

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As every year, Brussels is quickly getting back on its feet after the winter holidays – with a spectacular vote on energy efficiency in the European Parliament, a new Commission High Level group on fake news, a strategy to reduce plastics packaging as well as personal and political quarrels nationally and in the European Parliament. Cryptocurrencies, the #Metoo campaign, economic recovery and other global topics are currently debated in Davos by more than 900 CEOs and 70 Heads of State, with a focus on how to make those benefit from globalisation who have so far lost out.

Effects of globalisation are also in the focus of the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy announced last week – with the aim of reducing plastic waste dramatically by 2030, by making all plastic packaging reusable or recyclable. Whilst the success of this strategy is still far away and remains to be seen – especially with this Commission’s legislative period ending in 2019 – another environmental initiative is much further ahead. The European Parliament voted on its amendments to the Energy Efficiency directive – and in favour of a share of at least 35% of renewables, rather than the 27% backed by EU member states: interesting trilogue negotiations ahead.

Meanwhile, emotions go high in the European Parliament – Polish MEP Ryszard Czarnecki compared one of his colleagues with a Nazi collaborator. As a result, the major political party leaders asked for Czarnecki’s dismissal. This move triggered a pro-Czarnecky email campaign spamming journalists and MEPs – which thoroughly backfired; no solution in sight at this stage.

The same holds for Spain: judicial games rather than an honest debate for solutions continue to rule the relationship between Catalonia and Spain. Charles Puigdemont is now the official candidate for Catalan president – but cannot return to Spain where he is facing charges, and where his candidacy is simply not accepted.

At least Germany is making progress: conservative CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats have agreed on coalition talks – with a feeble backing of 56 Percent on SPD side. If Germany gets back on the European table soon, the EU bubble may be able to get some peace of mind and enjoy the various art events pouring over Brussels again, as every year: from BRAFA 2018 and Art Truc Troc this weekend to next week’s BILY (Brussels I Love You) and ArtopenKunst – there are many ways to distract your mind from politics. If that is precisely not what you want, and you rather seek to be a part of it, find find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

 

Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain sucht Fachreferent(-in)

Zu Ihrem zukünftigen Aufgabenbereich gehören: Interessenvertretung für die Metropolregion FrankfurtRheinMain in Brüssel; Repräsentation der Metropolregion FrankfurtRheinMain in Brüssel; Monitoring der Gesetzgebungsverfahren und Förderprogrammatik der Europäischen Union; Beschaffung, Aufbereitung und Weitergabe von Informationen der EU-Institutionen; Vorbereitung von Stellungnahmen und Konsultationsbeiträgen; Monitoring und Bewertung laufender EU-Förderprogramme und frühzeitige Weitergabe von Informationen über Ausschreibungen und Fördermöglichkeiten in die Region; Mitarbeit bei der Beantwortung von Anfragen aus der Metropolregion zu EU-Fördermöglichkeiten und weiterführende Fördermittelberatung (…)

IEEP seeks Chief Economist

IEEP is seeking an influential, analytical and committed researcher who is keen to play a leading role in European climate and environmental policy making and happy to be challenged in a fast-paced environment. The right candidate will have excellent analytical and report writing skills, be an experienced and effective communicator able to speak with authority on EU and international environmental policy issues, and a dedicated team player and motivator. A PhD in environmental or ecological economics (or demonstrable equivalent experience) and an understanding of EU policy and institutions are essential (…)

European Youth Forum seeks Policy Officer

The Youth Forum is now looking for a Policy Officer to join our team. The Policy Officer will work in the Policy and Advocacy Department and report to one of the Department’s Team Leaders. The  Policy  Officer  will  work  on  supporting  and  strenghtening  the  Youth  Forum’s cooperation  with  other  international  regional  youth  platforms  &  networks  and institutions inside and outside Europe as well as other global partners. Key areas of cooperation include: sustainable development; peace & security, youth rights and youth participation (…)

Philips seeks Senior Manager Government and Public Affairs

You are responsible for: Keeping track of various EU regulations and policies, inform internal stakeholders about ongoing developments and solicit their active participation in advocacy strategy; Developing Philips strategies and implementation plans to influence EU regulatory decisions and policies that support the company’s business objectives in consultation with key internal stakeholders; Developing and maintaining effective relationships with EU officials from the European Commission, European Parliament and Permanent Representations of the EU Member States in Brussels; Positioning Philips as a thought leader in healthcare in the EU environment in Brussels; Representing Philips’ interest in EU trade associations and other Brussels-based groups; Representing Philips in relevant EU policy debates (…)

SAP seeks Public Policy Assistant

The Public Policy Assistant, based in Brussels, Belgium, is expected to fulfil the following tasks: Preparing Desktop-Research, Memos and Briefings on EU and global policy developments – focus on the digital economy; Monitoring and analysing current EU public policy topics for selected, regulated industries in close collaboration with SAP business units; Assist the Head Global Public Policy: Organising meetings and travel arrangements; Organisation of policy events and workshops in Brussels; Assist with preparation of meetings, workshops, keynotes, etc.; Carrying out daily ad-hoc requests (…)

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2018 has slowly but intensively started, and it promises to become a busy year: it is the last year before the end of the current Commission’s period in 2019 where legislative initiatives can be successfully launched. The Commission’s Directorate Generals are consequently working their heads off, and we can expect a good number of impact assessments – a precondition to most proposals – coming our way very shortly.

Member States are contributing their share to the schedule. Austria’s newly formed right/far-right government coalition to cut social benefits for children living abroad and is taking a tough stand on migration in Europe; in Germany, a governing coalition still needs to be formed, with highly diverging views between the negotiation partners – also especially on migration.

Meanwhile another big member state, Italy, is busy with domestic politics and is calling citizens to vote again: after the Parliament’s dissolution at the end of 2017 due to divisions between and within the governing coalition parties – business as usual in Italy. Spain, and Catalonia, on the other hand, are keeping astonishingly quiet at the beginning of the year. In any case, steering successfully through the next six months is no easy task for the new Bulgarian Presidency – and Bulgaria is also troubled by internal problems, of a serious nature: a number of murders of high-ranking individuals is shaking the country, putting corruption and serious crime into the spotlight.

Yet one more member state is to be mentioned: the UK. Brexit is still stuck. The year began with another proof of a rather instable British government: Theresa May announced to reshuffle and „refresh“ her cabinet – which she did eventually, but the process started out as an interesting exercise – some senior members simply refused to move from their chairs, and one of them, Justine Greening, even quit rather than becoming work and pensions secretary. Strong and stable? We will see. In any case, 2018 will need to bring results, for many reasons. The Brexit clock is ticking, and so is the clock on this EU Commission – 2018 is pushed to become fast-moving and interesting. That may be just the right time to become a part of the game. In this sense, a happy new year, and find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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KfW sucht Referent für EU-Förderpolitik

Gemeinsam mit einer weiteren Kollegin, ist der/die Referent/in Förderpolitik auf Mitarbeiterebene für die Betreuung aller KfW-relevanten Belange im Bereich Entwicklungsfinanzierung in Brüssel verantwortlich sowie – im geringeren Umfang – auch für übergeordnete Fragen der EU Förderpolitik. Die Aufgaben umfassen im Wesentlichen: Betreuung Key Accounts in Brüssel (EU-Kommission, EU Parlament, Verbände, Ständige Vertretung); Betreuung und Unterstützung der operativen Abteilungen bei der Zusammenarbeit mit der EU-Kommission; Identifizierung und Erstbewertung von relevanten EU-Dossiers im Bereich finanzielle Zusammenarbeit/Entwicklungsfinanzierung sowie EU Förderpolitik (…)

Young European Federalists seek Secretary General

As appointed officer and legal representative, the Secretary General works full-time for the organisation at the European Secretariat in Brussels and is responsible, under the guidance of the Executive Board, for: the daily leadership and management of the JEF Europe Secretariat; the organisation of seminars, European projects, training events and other campaign activities; Fundraising and grantwriting; external representation (European Institutions, NGOs, etc.); external communication and support to the member sections; the organisation of statutory meetings (…)

UCB offers Health Policy Officer Traineeship

As a UCB ‚drivethusiastic‘ person and Health Policy Officer External Engagement you will contribute by: Building a comprehensive understanding of the policy environment in the field of Bone Health at global and country level through monitoring, research and briefings; Leading flagship policy projects at global level, involving coordination with internal and external stakeholders; Supporting outreach to external stakeholders; Ensuring an effective communication flow with internal partners (e.g. business unit and public affairs network), including supporting UCB affiliates with operationalisation of local public affairs strategies; Engaging in awareness-raising activities (e.g. World Osteoporosis Day) (…)

Light for the World seeks EU Advocacy Coordinator

You are responsible for the overall development and implementation of the advocacy work towards the European Institutions to promote inclusive development and the rights of persons with disabilities in European Development Cooperation. Based on the overall strategy and focus of Light for the World, in this position, you will further develop the strategy for the LIGHT FOR THE WORLD EU office, in cooperation with the EU policy officer and in line with the overall LIGHT FOR THE WORLD framework. The implementation of the advocacy strategy is also one of your key responsibilities (…)

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung offers Internship Opportunities

Internships at the Heinrich-Böll Stiftung are designed for people who are committed, politically interested, and endowed with a creative intellect, openness, and flexibility. We offer our interns the opportunity to test their academic knowledge within the context of political education. We are looking for new interns for our different policy programmes & look forward to receiving your application (…)

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Dreaming of a white Christmas… not a very popular song in Brussels. The year is nearing its usual end with an absolutely unexpected natural desaster: snow.  3 cm suffice for chaos on the roads, at the airport, public transport basically completely paralysed – time to leave the city.

Someone apparently not informed about what snow does to the city, was Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After US President Trump announced to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he showed up in Brussels  without being invited, in the middle of the snow chaos and right on time for the Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Council to push for a similar move of the EU member states. Brussels bureaucrats and even Heads of State are no fans of surprise guests, but as Christmas is a time of open doors, Netanyahu got his speaking slot – and a sharp response by the EU’s Foreign Affairs High Representative Federica Mogherini.

At least other issues give hope for a peaceful Christmas break: the EU and the UK have finally come to a divorce deal that allows to move forward with the next phase of negotiations – the UK basically agreeing to do as requested by the EU. Which is not welcomed back home: the British government is having a bad week, culminating in a vote by the British House of Commons, giving the UK Parliament a veto power on any exit agreement with the EU.

With all this excitement, we can be glad that the Bulgarian Presidency is aiming at keeping things as usual: Digital will be the priority, driving the EU’s electronic communications code and other items home. Politjobs will take a short Christmas break now, but before that, have a look and find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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Goethe-Institut Brüssel sucht Beauftragte/en im EU-Büro für die Beratung von Dienstleistungsaufträgen

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst schwerpunktmäßig folgende Tätigkeiten: Akquise, Identifizierung und Aufbereitung von Informationen zu Dienstleistungsaufträgen für das Goethe-Institut weltweit; Eigenständige Beratung der Goethe-Institute bei der Angebotserstellung für Dienstleistungsaufträge; Mitarbeit bei der Ausarbeitung der Angebote sowie bei der Beschaffung aller relevanten Unterlagen; Überprüfung der Finanzpläne und der formalen Richtigkeit der Angebote; Begleitung bewilligter Aufträge von der Vorbereitung bis zur Rechnungsprüfung; Administrative Aufgaben (…)

Copa-Cogeca seeks Policy Advisor on Livestock Production

His/her main functions will be to: Monitor European policy initiatives and market developments, and identify emerging trends and issues, mainly in the areas of livestock production (pigmeat, poultry, eggs and horses) and possibly in other agricultural production sectors; Provide thorough analysis of developments, their consequences for Copa-Cogeca members and develop Copa-Cogeca positions; Organise and coordinate the respective Copa-Cogeca Working Parties; Develop, in collaboration with members, Copa-Cogeca’s lobbying activities to influence the EU institutions and external partners; Develop networking opportunities with the member organisations of Copa-Cogeca, other European stakeholders and NGOs; Report to the respective Director (…)

Association of European Component Manufacturers seeks Secretary General

Overall duties of ASERCOM’s Secretary General: Aligns the strategy with Board members and secures appropriate implementation; Represents ASERCOM members companies’ interests vs. political and commercial bodies, organizations and companies; Secures competition laws’ compliance and fair competition within the industry actors through various certification programs; Supports exchange of information and implementation of cooperative measures in Europe, USA and Asia with other organizations/associations; Runs appropriate communication activities to promote ASERCOM and develops memberships; Industry knowledge as well as good command of several foreign languages is a must for the position (…)

The European Retail Round Table seeks Sustainability Manager

Key responsibilities: Coordinate and promote ERRT’s activities in the field of sustainability; Monitor relevant EU policy developments and prepare consolidated information on them; Organise meetings and events and secure proper follow-up; Prepare position papers, briefings, presentations and other documentation; Engage with EU policy-makers and stakeholders to represent ERRT’s interests; Manage sustainability-related content on the ERRT website (…)

Cercle de l’Industrie recherche Chargé de Mission Affaires publiques européennes

Les fonctions à exercer sous la supervision de la représentante à Bruxelles, en interaction avec l’équipe du siège à Paris, comprennent notamment: le suivi et l’analyse de la législation européenne; le suivi des principaux jalons de la politique européenne et les interactions avec les instances compétentes à proposer; la rédaction d’un dossier d’information mensuel sur l’actualité européenne, de notes de synthèse et de «position papers»; la participation à des conférences, auditions, etc.; la préparation et participation à des rencontres avec des décideurs politiques et des représentants d’organisations partenaires.

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Christmas is coming to Brussels with less waffles than one would expect: last week’s not-so-grey skies saw a huge fire evolving over the south of the city, as Milcamp’s waffle factory went up in flames. It has otherwise also been a bumpy period, with some ups and downs. German is surprisingly unstable at these moments, with failed coalition talks between four parties – currently, a renewed grand coalition between Social Democrats and Conservatives looks most likely, but no government can be expected until 2018 – not the least due to a controversial EU decision: the renewal of the Glyphosate license for another 5 years. Germany would have needed to abstain due to the lack of a mandated government, but the minister didn’t – causing a first row between the courting coalition parties. Whilst Germany is occupied with itself, this leaves Emmanuel Macron as the most important leader in the EU (who vowed to ban the weed killer, by the way).

Other matters finally move forward: the UK and the EU reached agreement on the money – more or less, in a typically European way. Whilst numbers are cited of something around 50 billion Euro, what has actually been agreed is the methodology of calculation; leaving a lot of scope for future disconsent. Meanwhile, another country has not asked to leave voluntarily, but is facing the EU’s “nuclear option”: due to continued issues regarding fundamental rights, the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary, the European Parliament has asked the Council of Ministers to prepare formal steps for triggering Art. 7: a procedure that could lead to the suspension of Poland’s voting rights. Serious, but a long road to go and a lot of communication needed between Poland and EU institutions. If you are a good communicator or want to become one, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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IBM seeks Government and Regulatory Affairs Assistant

IBM has a long-standing positive global reputation and operates in over 170 countries – the GRA (Governmental Regulatory Affairs) function is instrumental in collaborating with the corporate and business functions to advance important public policy and legislative initiatives that support IBM’s business model and corporate and social programs. As a Govenment and Regulatory Affairs Executive you will join a dynamic team (…)

European Association of Guarantee Institutions

The activities envisioned for this role are: Monitoring, analyzing and informing members regarding European and international policy dossiers of relevance for the guarantee sector; Responsible for the AECM working groups: preparation of meetings, drafting of agenda and background documents, contributing to the meeting by reporting on latest developments for each topic at EU and international level, drafting a summary of the meeting and ensuring that agreed upon action points are executed; Liaising extensively with colleagues and members working on relevant policy files; determining the developments in these areas that are relevant to AECM’s members; Translating members’ positions into concrete action at all levels: public position papers, consultation responses, best practices, seminars, action plans, etc (…)

European LPG Association seeks Communications and Public Affairs Assistant

Main Duties: Support in organization (including onsite) of the AEGPL Annual Congress, which will take place in Monaco in June 2018; Implementation of communications and stakeholder management activities; Assistance with various communications activities, including the organization of Brussels-based events sponsored by the association; Content editing for the AEGPL website; Support in coordination of projects/services to be delivered by external providers; Research on energy/alternative transport fuels/environment policy initiatives (…)

Apple seeks Senior Representative, EU Government & Regulatory Affairs

Senior government affairs executive with a successful track record in international corporate public policy roles, with lengthy experience in issues facing the European Union, European Commission and the European Parliament including experience working with Directorates-General (DG) at a senior level. The successful candidate will possess: deep background and established relationship across the EU and especially in Brussels; experience working on the policy challenges facing the technology industry; a strong sense of political and institutional dynamics and proven experience in crafting workable solutions (…)

Celgene seeks Corporate Affairs Lead – BeLux

The Corporate Affairs Lead, BeLux, leads the corporate affairs function and activities in Belgium & Luxembourg for Celgene BeLux across all franchises and products. He/she is in charge of developing a corporate affairs strategy (public policy, government relations, patient relations and communication) that support both short and long-term objectives of Celgene. These objectives include (i) corporate objectives, (ii) functional objectives (iii) franchise objectives. He/she reports to the general manager and works in close collaboration with management team members and disease teams. He/she is responsible for Celgene external engagement and representation (…)

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Members of the European Parliament are warming up to action, or at least strong speeches, concerning the latest discoveries of documents on offshore tax avoidance practices, called “Paradise Papers”. The issue this time: legal tax avoidance practices rather than illegal tax evasion – which is a homemade problem of greedy member states.

The discoveries are timely, as the EU is preparing for its first Social summit since 20 years. The idea is to discuss not only the creation of jobs and growth, but also how they can be created in a fair way. Results remain to be seen – more expectations should be set into the next steps towards a European Defence Union. 20 member states signed up to a defence pact on 13 November, to collaborate more strongly, including in very practical matters such as weapons or troops. As a side effect, a new EU body acronym is born: PESCO does not have anything to do with EU fishery policy, but is the Permanent Structured Cooperation.

Meanwhile, the Glyphosate monster is haunting the EU again (or continues to). No agreement was reached amongst member states on the European Commission’s proposal to renew the licence for 5 years. As a consequence, the very rare event will occur that an EU appeals committee has the last opportunity to come to a decision before the proposal is dead. They will have to hurry, as the licence runs out on 15 December – much to the joy of many environmentalists, and to the horror of farmers, agriculture companies and Monsanto.

There is currently no escape from Glyphosate counter-lobbying in Brussels. The German public television channel ZDF is now taking a new perspective on the profession: a series called “The Lobbyist” is being aired as of this week, featuring a young Member of Parliament who is forced to lay down her mandate over a scandal, finds herself in a new role as lobbying consultant, and ends up in dramatic intrigues and criminal activities none of the professional lobbyists have ever come to know. Maybe worth to watch and learn…

If you feel you belong into this world, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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European Venture Philanthropy Association seeks Public Affairs Manager

Develop EVPA’s Role as a European Thought Leader: Deepen EVPA’s current knowledge on European and national policies; Be the contact point and represent EVPA towards EU authorities (COM, EP, EIB-EIF, EESC, etc.), as well as other multilateral bodies relevant to the VP/SI sector (OECD, G8 GSG, etc.); Inform and advice EVPA members with regards to relevant European policies and initiatives; Contribute to EU-wide consultations and position papers in concertation with EVPA’s Knowledge Centre Director and EVPA’s Policy Committee; Develop and write articles to be featured in EVPA communications and external media outlets; Organise webinars dedicated to learning about EU policies (re. follow-up of the Social Business Initiative [SBI], GECES Expert Group, EaSI Programme, etc.) and / or national policies (…)

International Organisation for Migration seeks EU Policy & Programme Assistant

Core Functions / Responsibilities: Assist in providing technical assistance to relevant IOM offices for the implementation, reporting, and visibility and communication of EU-funded projects, in compliance with donor requirements and priorities; Assist in providing technical assistance to relevant IOM offices in project development in response to EU calls for proposal and tenders and direct funding opportunities, in compliance with donor requirements and priorities; Support negotiations and liaison with the European Commission and other relevant EU institutions and agencies for projects signed centrally with the EU in Brussels; Monitor, analyze and inform on relevant EU external policy and funding opportunities to be used for the development of appropriate strategies, action plans and projects/ programmes (…)

European Healthcare Distribution Association offers Internship

Responsibilities: Assist with the organisation of the GIRP conferences and workshops; Researching, editing, and writing input for GIRP’s numerous publications; Compilation of PowerPoint presentations for internal meetings and external conferences; Perform research to support ongoing projects; Participation in conferences, seminars, and workshops with relevance to health policy; Maintenance of GIRP’s internet presence; Administrative support and office management. (…)

Euralarm seeks General Manager

Dimensions of the function: Assume responsibility for the advocacy impact of Euralarm; Maintain relationships with the Board, the sections and the committees; Maintain relationships with members; Maintain and develop relationships with external stakeholders e.g. the EU Commission MEP’s, regulator’s and ESO’s; Attract new members, but also ensuring that any potential new members meet the membership requirements, which include having an effective system of corporate governance; Develop co-operation with organisations with similar objectives to those of Euralarm and seek to work together to promote them; Ensure Euralarm’s financial viability (…)

Eurogroup for Animals seeks Political Assistant

The Role: Our political assistant will support the Political Advisors’ team in the execution of Eurogroup for Animals’ advocacy strategy towards the EU Institutions by conducting policy research and political analysis, monitoring relevant committees and processes in the EU institutions, taking minutes in meetings and sharing the outcomes, building a network and maintaining our database of relevant contacts (…)

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The previous weeks belonged to Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont. Europe is watching with amazement: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoi and Carles Puidgemont have been heading for a High-Noon moment of regional politics. By now, Rajoi has dismissed the Catalan government and triggered Article 155 of the Spanish constitution – effectively taking away Catalan autonomy. Meanwhile, Carlos Puidgemont was offered political asylum by Flemish Nationalists – and actually flew to Belgium, where he held a rather absurd press conference, requesting support by the international community.

Whilst Puidgemont is declaring himself a victim by courtesy of Prime Minister Rajoi, Catalonia is about to lose everything: its economic stability is already shaken and endangers its prosperity, and autonomy may well be lost for good. Whilst Rajoi currently looks like an unhappy winner, the underlying tensions are far from being solved. The Spanish government has many cracks to mend now.

Amazement is also the word that best describes current European feelings about Brexit negotiations. Whilst the last summit sent May back to London with a face-saving statement but no solution allowing to move on to trade issues, the most recent proposal is to change around the schedule of meetings from a fixed structure to a single open-ended debate. Focus on structure is definitely easier than focus on content – knows everyone who has frantically cleaned a room before taking on an important task. Meanwhile, a No-Deal scenario is more and more loudly being talked about, and it  remains to be seen if that noise is scary enough to get everyone into a constructive mode at the negotiation table.

Provided that she has enough ministers to handle any deal: May’s government stumbles over sexual harassment allegations triggered by the #metoo movement. Defence minister Michael Fallon is already out, accusations against 36 Tory MPs are being internally investigated. The European Parliament, due to pressure by the Politico Magazine, has been quick in coming up with a joint motion for a resolution to condemn sexual harassment – including in its own house. As important as it is to address such behaviour as inappropriate, intimidating, discriminatory and disgusting – none of this is new and none of the politicians now involved in political activism can claim not to have known about what is now being discussed in public and which costs some political heads. This subject cannot be dealt with by sending a few scapegoats into the wilderness – this needs a fundamental discussion and a shift towards much more respectful behaviour between the sexes.

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Europatat seeks Policy and Communication Advisor

Duties and responsibilities: Monitoring and analysing EU policy and legislation relating to potatoes. Being able to understand and summarise EU policy information; Monitoring and collecting data, analysing industry trends, and performing statistical analysis of market developments; Interacting with policy makers, members and other associations to formulate, present and defend the association’s positions on various policy dossiers; Providing support to the Secretary General for the development of the association’s positions and the implementation of lobbying activities; Ensuring effective cooperation and coordination with different stakeholders; Regularly reporting internally and to members on your areas of responsibility (…)

European Association of Hospital Pharmacists seeks Policy Team Assistant

Duties include but are not limited to: Providing assistance to the Policy Officer and Policy Assistant, including monitoring, horizon scanning, legislative analysis and production of briefing materials; Contribute to major policy projects, for example, the common training framework project and EAHP’s work to facilitate the implementation of the 44 European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy; Produce and write material for the EAHP website; Produce consultation responses; Ensure appropriate recording of meetings; Maintenance and development of policy and advocacy related databases and information management systems; To help to respond promptly and accurately to policy and advocacy related enquiries from EAHP members and stakeholders (…)

Hutchison seeks Senior EU Affairs Manager

Key objectives: Monitoring legislative and regulatory developments, assessing their impact and advising the Director of European Regulatory Affairs and Senior Management; Developing and influencing internal positions and managing portfolios; Developing internal and external position papers, understanding and including the views of and input from CKHH operating companies; Running advocacy campaigns to achieve business objectives; Maintain and develop contacts with decision makers in the EU institutions (…)

DIHK sucht Referenten/-in „Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht, deutsches und internationales Handelsrecht“

Ihre Herausforderung: Als ausgewiesene/r Experte/-in verfolgen Sie die Entwicklung des Europäischen Wirtschaftsrechts und des Deutschen und Internationalen Handelsrechts auf europäischer Ebene; Als kompetente/r Ansprechpartner/-in sind Sie für den intensiven rechtspolitischen Austausch mit den EU-Institutionen sowie anderen Organisationen in Brüssel verantwortlich; Sie gestalten innovative Formen der europapolitischen Interessenvertretung; In Ihrem Kompetenzfeld liegt ebenfalls die Zusammenarbeit mit den Auslandshandelskammern (AHKs) und den Industrie- und Handelskammern (IHKs) in europarechtlichen Fragen; Darüber hinaus betreuen Sie die Themenstellungen des Referats Handelsrecht (…)

Bundesarbeitgeberverband Chemie (BAVC) sucht Referent/in Europapolitik (m/w)

Ihr Aufgabenspektrum: Analyse von politischen und regulativen Prozessen auf EU-Ebene sowie selbstständige Betreuung und Verfolgung von Themen; Erarbeitung von Positionen in enger Abstimmung mit der Zentrale in Wiesbaden; Pflege und Ausbau der Kontakte zu europäischen Institutionen, Verbänden und weiteren Stakeholdern in Brüssel; Organisation, Koordination und Vorbereitung von Gesprächsterminen zur Interessenvertretung; Planung, inhaltliche Konzeption und Koordination von Veranstaltungen; Erstellung von Artikeln und Rundschreiben für die Mitgliedsverbände (…)

 

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Another national uproar is shaking Europe these days: Catalonians insisted on a referendum on their independence from Spain, and took it to the streets – against massive and violent Spanish police force. Not a good picture of a tolerant Europe that scolds Turkey and other countries for their skills of dealing with dissenting opinions – on the other hand perhaps an explosion of emotions that seems long overdue and that we know in different variations. Regional minorities everywhere in Europe are increasingly using every opportunity to make their voices heard – whether Belgian Wallonia almost stops the Canada-Europe Trade Agreement or British elderly and rural citizens decide for Britain to leave the EU. How will Spain deal with it – the big question over the next days. A hard stance on Catalonia will not lead to reconciliation, so talks and negotiations will be necessary – and a willingness on both sides to understand.

How will Europe deal with it – a fundamental and burning question to which we still do not have an answer. Europe’s minorities have a geographic, cultural, demographic or gender dimension, and many more. Talks and negotiations are necessary as well – not in a business-as-usual manner but with the sincere goal to understand each other and to build a Europe in which everyone has a place. If you want to help find the right answers, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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UECBV seeks Advisor on Policy with an economic background

Main responsibilities and tasks: Preparing research/position papers on policy areas including global trade, market forecasts, the Common Agricultural Policy and the Union Customs Code; Attendance of policy conferences and institutional meetings, e.g. European Parliament committees and preparing reports on discussions; Attending and reporting back on complex discussions on technical subjects e.g. customs and taxation; Monitoring the meat market and delivering a weekly market intelligence note; Monitoring and analysis of the international trade and trade agreements negotiations (…)

EFAA seeks Head of Secretariat/Public Affairs

Main Tasks and Responsibilities: Ensure smooth internal operations by serving as a focal point, maintaining and updating EFAA’s IT infrastructure and contributing to EFAA’s internal financial reporting and planning; Organise and conduct all official proceedings of the Federation, including the EFAA Annual International Conference, the EFAA Annual General Meeting and the EFAA Council Meeting; Maintain, expand and initiate EFAA’s contact with stakeholders, such as standard setters (EC, EP, IASB, IFAC, etc.) and professional and sectoral organisations based in Brussels and beyond (…)

World Federation of Advertisers seeks Public Affairs Executive

The Public Affairs Executive’s main responsibility will be to support WFA’s Digital Governance work, which includes: Developing guidance and briefing for marketers on digital issues e.g. GDPR; WFA’s Digital Governance Exchange (DGX), a member forum to explore cross-functional digital issues which takes place in London and New York; Lobbying and advocacy on upcoming issues related to digital marketing e.g. ePrivacy (…)

Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board seeks EU Policy Advisor

The Brussels office exists to optimize flow of information and communication to and from EU institutions on behalf of AHDB and the wider industry. Its role consists in ensuring that the relevant sectors are well informed on issues and developments which have an impact on the operating environment, efficiency, profitability and in developing and maintaining a network through which these sectors can direct developments in their favour (…)

Bundesverband deutscher Banken bietet Praktikum im Verbindungsbüro Brüssel

Der Schwerpunkt des Praktikums liegt im Bereich der europäischen Rechtsetzung für Finanzdienstleistungen. Sie lernen in Ihrer Praktikumszeit das Verfahren der europäischen Gesetzgebung, die Zusammenarbeit der Europäischen Institutionen und die Interessenvertretung der Wirtschaftsverbände und der in Brüssel aktiven Unternehmen näher kennen. Sie unterstützen die Experten des Bankenverbandes in Brüssel und Berlin bei der Analyse von Legislativvorschlägen und durch Informationsrecherche und -bewertung (…)

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Policymakers and everybody else in the EU bubble received a much-needed breath of fresh air on Sunday, at the traditional Car-free day organized by the City of Brussels. The time to catch fresh air is certainly available, as the BREXIT negotiations are again stalling. Boris Johnson’s BREXIT vision published just before Theresa May’s planned big speech in Florence, hinting at a showdown between the two, is not helping. As Commission officials put it, “the fog is rising from the meadows again”.

The EU is not out of work however. According to last week’s Commission President Juncker’s State of the Union speech, the “wind is back in the sail of Europe”, especially with regard to economic recovery, and member states together with EU legislators need to stay on course. On course this week means first ideas of the European Commission on digital taxation – hitting big online retailers. It also means trade again: the Canada-EU trade agreement CETA (which put Belgium’s Wallonia on the map) has now entered provisionally into force and may well haunt Brussels once again.

Finally, eyes are on Germany, where national elections are held on Sunday. No surprises are expected concerning Angela Merkel’s CDU coming out on top, but the race is tight between the liberal FDP, the Greens and the right-wing AFD. In any case, a signal showing where Juncker’s wind in the sails is coming from. If you want to help steer rather than just sail along, find jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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Pfizer seeks Regulatory Affairs Manager GCMC

The Manager Regulatory Affairs (RA) GCMC is responsible for the development and execution of European Regulatory CMC strategies, submissions and compliance activities for biopharmaceutical projects/products from development to market and post-marketing, including the preparation and submission of correspondence and applications (IMPD’s, MAA’s,…) to regulatory agencies. Potential project responsibilities may include monoclonal antibodies, other recombinant proteins, vaccines, peptides and nucleotides. Acts as CMC liaison with regulatory authorities to discuss and define submission contents and strategies (…)

Europacable seeks Public Affairs Manager

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities: Proactively follow developments in EU energy (electricity transmission and distribution networks), telecoms (Broadband roll out, Gigabit Society), industry (Industry 4.0, EU Competitiveness), environment (REACH, RoHS, WEEE) and health & safety policies; Draft, design and implement lobbying strategies to represent the wire and cable industry at European level; Develop and maintain relations with the organization’s current and new stakeholders including EU Institutions, TSOs, NGOs, industry, academia, media, etc.; Conceive and organize Europacable internal and external events (…)

Deutsche Post DHL seeks Senior Expert Brussels Representation

Your challenge: You will analyze the business impact of EU legislation on Deutsche Post DHL Operations and of political trends in relevant EU policy areas; Formulation of Deutsche Post DHL policy positions with regards to European political developments; You will establish and maintain an active network of contacts within the European Parliament, European Commission, Council and with policy makers; You represent the Deutsche Post DHL views to policy-makers and trade organizations and advocate the company’s position, including writing position papers or presentations (…)

Insurance Europe offers Public Affairs Internship

Function: Monitoring key developments and next steps in a range of European insurance related issues; Assisting in the reporting on EU political and legal developments and policy activities relating to Insurance Europe’s key priority areas, including: Helping maintain the public affairs reporting systems updated; Supporting the organisation of internal meetings; Assisting in the research on various issues; Other day-to-day tasks as assigned under supervision (…)

BASF offers Trainee EU Government Relations

What you can expect: Based in Brussels, in the heart of the European quarter, you will be part of a team that stretches to Ludwigshafen, our headquarter, as well as to Berlin. Integrated in the unit Communications & Government Relations Europe, you bring your expertise to our multi-dimensional dialogue and engagement with predominantly political stakeholders regarding the strategic positioning of BASF combined portfolio (…)

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Work hard – play hard: that is how Brussels is transitioning into the autumn buzz of EU politics. Legislative proposals pile up in the Parliament, from e-privacy to parcel delivery and the ETS reform. The same happens with receptions: party-hopping is the name of the game during this first „Back to School“ week: from Burda’s big summer conference and cocktail to the wine fest of the representation of Hesse to the Pharma lobby and many more – attractiveness is measured by attendance. National elections – especially the upcoming German election – are throwing their shadows, with MEPs campaigning and assistants left to juggle the Parliamentary work. Whilst no major insights are expected from Commission President Juncker’s upcoming State of the Union speech, the nitty-gritty public policymaking is as cumbersome and time-consuming as ever. Brussels is quickly getting back to the usual after-summer routine: time flies to the end of the year from now on. Now is a good time to become part of the game, so find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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Verband der Automobilindustrie bietet Praktikum in der Abteilung Europapolitik

Aufgaben: Aktive Unterstützung im Tagesgeschäft in der politischen Interessenvertretung in Brüssel; Mitarbeit bei aktuellen Projekten der europäischen Wirtschafts-, Industrie, Umwelt- und Verkehrspolitik des VDA; Monitoring von Gesetzgebungsprozessen in der EU; Recherchen und Zuarbeit zu Positionspapieren und Gesprächsvorbereitungen; Vorbereitung von Redetexten und Präsentationen; Teilnahme und Auswertung von Veranstaltungen; Büroorganisation (…)

EuroCham Myanmar seeks Advocacy Group Intern

EuroCham Myanmar serves as the voice of European business in Myanmar, contributes to a better business climate in the country and promotes trade and investment relations with the EU.
EuroCham Myanmar is looking for young professionals that want to start a career in international business and want to leave our organisation with top experience portfolio with a vast international network of CEO’s, diplomats and other government officials. (…)

Goethe-Institut Italien sucht eine/n Leiter/in für das Projekt Netzwerk Bildung und Beruf

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst schwerpunktmäßig folgende Tätigkeiten: Verantwortliche Planung, Steuerung, Durchführung und Evaluation des Projektes; Leitung eines Projektteams mit weiteren drei Mitarbeitern in Italien; Zusammenarbeit mit Netzwerken, Institutionen und Partnern in Italien und Europa; Konzeption einer Agenda in Abstimmung mit dem Netzwerk Apulien/Basilikata; Konzeption und Umsetzung von Projekten am Übergang Schule-Beruf; Inhaltliche Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Nachbereitung der Netzwerk- und Beiratstreffen (…)

BAYER seeks Director of Agricultural Affairs

Within this role you will be accountable for setting EU policy priorities for the CropScience division and other corporate policy areas such as financial policy in the EU. The successful candidate acts as the lead for the team in charge of developing and implementing strategies aimed at enabling business target achievement in the area of agricultural policy making and regulatory advocacy in the EU. You will also work closely together with Bayer platform Public Governmental Affairs counterparts and regional divisional policy heads in strong cooperation with the Head of the Liaison Office to ensure strategic cohesion across the enterprise (…)

AFEP seeks EU Policy Advisor

AFEP is looking for a policy advisor to support its Brussels team. She/he will be employed for one year on a full-time basis. She/he will report to the Head of our Brussels office and work in close coordination with the Brussels team and policy experts based in Paris. Responsibilities: Monitor and analyse EU policy; Draft briefing papers on specific topics, including a monthly report on Brexit negotiations; In collaboration with colleagues, prepare and attend internal working groups with members to set up the positions of the Association; In collaboration with colleagues in Brussels and Paris, prepare meetings with EU policy-makers (…)

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The political summer has passed quickly in Brussels –  and the typical Belgian rain refreshes the brains of all those officials already back in town. Pre-summer issues remain for the rest of the year: election mode in Germany and other countries has its impact especially on the European Parliament, with MEPs campaigning and some taking up new roles in their home countries. Brussels continues to face the misery of Brexit negotiations – with three position papers of the British side now published, and industry hopes going up that an acceptable solution will be found in time. The Digital Single Market faces its next controversial milestone in Parliament with the upcoming votes on the e-privacy directive. In other words: back to usual, which is a good thing. On the other hand, migration and security remain the two big items on the plate of the Estonian presidency as well as in all upcoming national elections. The latest terror attack in Barcelona reminds everyone of the importance of these topics, and the EU needs to develop sensible answers that stop terror without yielding way to right-wing extremism.

If this is the game you are up to, find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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Verband der Automobilindustrie bietet Praktikum in der Abteilung Europapolitik

Aufgaben: Aktive Unterstützung im Tagesgeschäft in der politischen Interessenvertretung in Brüssel; Mitarbeit bei aktuellen Projekten der europäischen Wirtschafts-, Industrie, Umwelt- und Verkehrspolitik des VDA; Monitoring von Gesetzgebungsprozessen in der EU; Recherchen und Zuarbeit zu Positionspapieren und Gesprächsvorbereitungen; Vorbereitung von Redetexten und Präsentationen; Teilnahme und Auswertung von Veranstaltungen; Büroorganisation (…)

Facebook seeks Deputy Head of EU Affairs

Responsibilities: Stand-in for the Managing Director when not available; Develop and execute a strategic approach to achieve company goals in public policy as they relate to the EU; Monitor legislation and regulatory matters affecting Facebook and advise company with respect to policy challenges; Represent Facebook at a senior level in meetings with government officials and elected members; Develop public policy positions with other team members at Facebook; Build coalitions with other organizations to advance policy goals of Facebook (…)

Apple seeks Senior Representative, EU Government & Regulatory Affairs

The successful candidate will possess: deep background and established relationship across the EU and especially in Brussels; experience working on the policy challenges facing the technology industry; a strong sense of political and institutional dynamics and proven experience in crafting workable solutions; extensive background briefing senior executives and other corporate leaders; experience driving results on regulatory and other market issues relevant to Apple’s industry segment; an ability to execute tactically from both defensive and offensive postures, with demonstrated thought leadership and ability to forge consensus among diverse stakeholders (…)

ERSTE LESUNG bietet Praktikum Public Affairs in Brüssel

Wir bieten: Ein bezahltes Vollzeitpraktikum für sechs Monate in Brüssel; Einblicke in die Arbeit einer Public Affairs Agentur; Einblicke in konkrete politische Inhalte und Prozesse in Berlin und Brüssel; Arbeiten in einem jungen und dynamischen Team; Eine sehr gute Arbeitsatmosphäre und enge Einbindung in die tägliche Arbeit (…)

Amnesty International seeks Executive Officer, Legal Affairs and Human Rights in the EU

We are looking for a specialist in human rights law and EU law and policy relating to justice and home affairs who will be capable of translating EU contexts into advocacy for Amnesty International’s global movement, and who can interact with key decision-makers on behalf of the organisation. The successful candidate will be a strong analytical and strategic thinker, with a keen sense of team spirit (…)

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The Commissioners’ college held its last weekly meeting before the summer break on Wednesday – just to see their vacation starting with three major bangs: Poland will face major consequences up to the suspension of its voting rights if proceeding with its plans to gain control over the judiciary and even firing supreme court judges, Trump’s sanctions against companies dealing with Russia are likely to impact significantly on European firms – and it turns out that VW was not the only carmaker cheating – in fact, they all did.

Which means some Commission officials will have to work over the next weeks – with the relief that we are back to business as usual and can forget about the Brexit mess for a few weeks.  Juncker spoke strong words of retaliation within days against the US, DG Competition with Margrethe  Vestager will continue to build its reputation as the EU’s true hero whilst going after carmakers’ collusions. Back to business – that really is a relief, and although we should not forget that especially the carmakers’ and the Polish case are no news at all, it is a positive sign that the Commission is finally doing its job again – which is to protect the European single market with all agreements that have been made by its members.

If you would like to be a part of it, find attached some jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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Goethe-Institut Italien sucht eine/n Leiter/in für das Projekt Netzwerk Bildung und Beruf

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst schwerpunktmäßig folgende Tätigkeiten: Verantwortliche Planung, Steuerung, Durchführung und Evaluation des Projektes; Leitung eines Projektteams mit weiteren drei Mitarbeitern in Italien; Zusammenarbeit mit Netzwerken, Institutionen und Partnern in Italien und Europa; Konzeption einer Agenda in Abstimmung mit dem Netzwerk Apulien/Basilikata; Konzeption und Umsetzung von Projekten am Übergang Schule-Beruf (…)

Nestlé seeks European Affairs Manager

Main Responsibilities: Assess relevant EU policy developments, develop policy recommendations and advocacy strategies, based on solid knowledge and insight in Nestlé’s business priorities and our Purpose & Values framework; Deliver high quality narratives and communications tools to implement engagement strategies to support Nestlé’s external engagement and drive advocacy by Nestlé employees; Demonstrate leadership at EU associations and provide high quality input to EU policymakers and stakeholders at both strategic and technical level (…)

ERSTE LESUNG bietet Praktikum Public Affairs in Brüssel

Wir wollen unsere Praktikanten perfekt auf die Arbeitswelt vorbereiten und bieten daher zusätzlich: Eine durchgehende persönliche Beratung zur eigenen Positionierung auf dem Arbeitsmarkt; Hilfe beim Aufbau eines Netzwerks im gewünschten Karriereumfeld; Ein Heranführen an das politische Protokoll z.B. in Formulierungen und Veranstaltungen; Eine Schulung für die politiknahe Arbeit z.B. Schreiben von inhaltlichen Vermerken und kurzen Reden; Eine Einführung in die die notwendigen IT- und Softwarekenntnisse für die Büroarbeit (…)

Centrica seeks Public Affairs Intern

We’re looking to recruit an intern for 12 months, from September 2017, based in our Brussels office, where you will report to the Head of the Brussels Office and will support our European engagement activities. This will be a remunerated position paying circa €1000 net, per month. Tasks will include but are not limited to: Monitoring EU energy technology and digital policy developments; Providing policy analysis and research support; Maintain contact database and issues grid; Supporting on the organisation of events (…)

Bundesverband Öffentliche Dienstleistungen sucht Referenten (m/w)

Ihre Aufgaben: Sie übernehmen die Berichterstattung über aktuelle und perspektivenorientierte EU-Maßnahmen mit Bedeutung für die Vereinsmitglieder in enger Abstimmung mit dem/der Berliner Koordinator/in der deutschen Sektion des CEEP; Sie nehmen an den Gremiensitzungen des CEEP teil und übernehmen die anschließende Information der Mitglieder der deutschen Sektion in Absprache mit dem/der Koordinator/in der deutschen Sektion in Berlin (…)

Elia zoekt European Regulatory & Public Affairs Advisor

Hij zal instaan voor de volgende taken: de ontwikkelingslijnen van de Europese wetgeving die een impact zullen hebben op de activiteiten van Elia identificeren; de risico’s en opportuniteiten als gevolg van deze ontwikkelingslijnen analyseren; de departementen van Elia informeren over de inhoud van de ontwikkelingen en over de gekozen aanpak voor het verdedigen van de dossiers van Elia tegenover de externe stakeholders (Europese Commissie, Europese parlementsleden, Belgische vertegenwoordiging bij de Europese Raad, ACER, buitenlandse netbeheerders, ENTSO-E…); een actieplan opstellen dat in het bedrijf zal worden uitgevoerd (…)

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Single Seat debate of the European Parliament, empty seats for Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s speech in the Strasbourg plenary, and no seats at all at the negotiation table for G20 protesters in Hamburg – this has been the week leading us into the summer break.

Whilst Juncker went wild because Members of the European Parliament had more important negotiations to do than to listen to his speech, France has unsurprisingly made sure that these negotiations will continue to take place in Strasbourg – no sufficient incentives yet to substitute for the money inflow into the quaint city of Alsace; the travelling will continue.

At least, these issues are dealt with in a debating mode. Hamburg has just seen an outbreak of war-like chaos with no obvious other goal than to aggress and destroy whatever is left on the streets. G20 protesters seem to have absolutely no interest to gain a seat at the table and to discuss their worries. Instead, Hamburg citizens‘ cars, including those of a veterinarian practice and a mobile caring service went up in flames. Violence is no solution, and that’s exactly what politics and especially the EU style of policymaking stand for. If you want to be part of the constructive side of politics, find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

Tesla seeks Government Affairs & Relations, Energy Products, EU

In this role you will ensure that EU rules and regulations for electricity market design, and specifically regarding solar PV and battery storage, enable, facilitate and promote Tesla Energy’s products and solutions in all EU member states.The role will be a part of our European cross-functional policy and business development team. This team is, in part, responsible for developing, promoting, and implementing regulatory policy to allow Tesla and the EV, solar  (…)

Bundesverband Öffentliche Dienstleistungen sucht Referenten (m/w)

Ihre Aufgaben: Sie übernehmen die Berichterstattung über aktuelle und perspektivenorientierte EU-Maßnahmen mit Bedeutung für die Vereinsmitglieder in enger Abstimmung mit dem/der Berliner Koordinator/in der deutschen Sektion des CEEP; Sie nehmen an den Gremiensitzungen des CEEP teil und übernehmen die anschließende Information der Mitglieder der deutschen Sektion in Absprache mit dem/der Koordinator/in der deutschen Sektion in Berlin (…)

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory seeks Senior Proposal Writer Horizon 2020

INL is seeking a qualified Senior Proposal Writer with solid experience in the development of proposals in Horizon 2020 Programmes related to the wider area of Nanotechnology and Nanosciences. The Senior Proposal Writer with solid experience for preparing bid. Candidates should have sound knowledge of European funding sources and will engage with partner organisations and funding bodies to maximise external funding opportunities (…)

Euronext seeks V.I.E Public Affairs – EU Financial Services Policy

We are looking for a Junior Policy Officer to join our EU Government Affairs team. Within the team, you will help articulate and convey Euronext’s messages to EU and national stakeholders and assist the team on key areas of EU and French financial services policy. The role is based in Brussels with occasional travel to Paris. Responsibilities: Take part in designing and implementing Euronext’s advocacy strategy in respect of financial services legislation and (…)

Microsoft seeks Government Affairs Manager

Overall Scope And Purpose: Microsoft’s Corporate Affairs mission is to shape relevant public policies, engage in outreach, and develop and drive programs that help Microsoft advance social and economic well-being, enabling people around the world to realize their full potential. In doing so, we work with government, industry and other community stakeholders worldwide, collaborating closely with teams across Microsoft, and demonstrating throughout our commitment to good corporate citizenship (…)

Plastics Recyclers Europe seeks Public Affairs Advisor

The Manager will be responsible for legislative dossiers relevant to the plastics recycling industry and report to the management. Additionally, he/she will be providing support in advocacy on a variety of topics and coordinating cross industry initiatives on circular economy. Responsibilities: Monitoring and managing policies on waste, plastics, environment and food contact materials at EU level; Coordinating stakeholders’ actions on topics related to Circular Economy (…)

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Finally some non-Brexit news from Brussels: Whilst Theresa May’s negotiations with the Irish DUP party following her loss of the absolute majority, are watched with a good amount of „Schadenfreude“, the European Commission is showing its teeth again – this time it’s Google taking a hit, with a record-breaking 2.42 Billion Euro fine for what DG Comp identifies as dominant position of Google Shopping. Competition commissioner Vestager means business: corporate tax avoidance is another issue high on her agenda – Apple, Starbucks, McDonalds and Fiat have been or still are prominent targets. No easy times for big business: the European Parliament’s inquiry committee on the Panama Papers is in full swing with almost monthly public hearings on money laundering, tax avoidance and evasion. Difficult times in politics often means good times for lobbyists – no matter which side you take: find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory seeks Senior Proposal Writer Horizon 2020

INL is seeking a qualified Senior Proposal Writer with solid experience in the development of proposals in Horizon 2020 Programmes related to the wider area of Nanotechnology and Nanosciences. The Senior Proposal Writer with solid experience for preparing bid Candidates should have sound knowledge of European funding sources and will engage with partner organisations and funding bodies to maximise external funding opportunities. Candidates must be graduates of technical disciplines of well-established European Universities. Other exceptional candidates from a recognized institution are also welcome (…)

Sanofi seeks Public Affairs Manager

Core activities: Identify policy/health issues that impact the business; understand the external environment and identify the expectations and interests of key external stakeholders; develop broad view on general developments in Belgian and Luxembourg healthcare sector (e.g. through participation in conferences, symposia, etc…); follow-up of policy framework and changes in environment for orphan drugs; monitor and analyse new governments initiatives, potential change in law and broader developments (including parliamentary activities regarding healthcare); identify key trends (…)

Facebook seeks Deputy Head of EU Affairs

We are looking for an experienced Public Policy individual to serve as Deputy head of EU Affairs in our Brussels team closely supporting and working with the Managing Director of EU Affairs at an executive level. You will be a superb policy communicator who can combine a passion for Internet services like Facebook with a deep knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics in the EU Institutions and the EU broadly (…)

Apple seeks Senior Representative, EU Government & Regulatory Affairs

The position requires a strategic thinker with the ability to enhance Apple’s government engagement across the institutions of the European Union. This is a key business leader and member of Apple’s senior management team in Europe, who will drive impactful policy advocacy strategies and deliver optimal outcomes for Apple (…)

PwC seeks Public Affairs Senior Manager Belgium

Responsibilities: Strong emphasis on building PwC’s reputation, brand and industry position in Belgium; Collaboration with market leaders and global relationship partners to develop proactive positions and messages on key public business and policy issues; Anticipate and proactively identify potential business issues, develop and implement action plans to address them; Conduct in-depth analysis of trends, opportunities and threats that impact PwC market ambitions to create and implement suitable strategies (…)

Bitkom sucht Referent europäische Digitalpolitik (w/m)

Deine Aufgaben: Du vertrittst die Interessen unserer Mitgliedsunternehmen in Brüssel und fungierst als Schnittstelle zu unserer Berliner Hauptgeschäftsstelle; Du verantwortest unsere europapolitischen Aktivitäten im Bereich europäische Digitalpolitik, insbesondere Urheberrecht, Medienpolitik, Telekommunikationspolitik, Datenschutz und Verbraucherrecht; Du knüpfst und pflegst Kontakte zu Entscheidungsträgern auf EU-Ebene; Du vertrittst unsere Positionen gegenüber den europäischen Institutionen und unserem europäischen Spitzenverband Digital Europe; Du informierst unsere Mitglieder über die aktuellen europapolitischen Entwicklungen und unterstützt unsere Pressearbeit (…)

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In the midst of national elections, Brussels celebrations of  the dinosaur of political successes promised to citizens go by with little notice: roaming is abolished as of 15 June (well, almost…).

Indeed, more importantly, politics in Europe stays exciting: two big elections with very different outcomes will have a big impact not only on domestic politics, but on the future of the EU. Whilst Theresa May utterly miscalculated her chance to gain a strong mandate for her BREXIT negotiations, Emmanuel Macron can now count on a strong majority in the legislative elections and is hyped enormously – and all French hopes are on him. He faces the challenge of aligning his movement of young and diverse followers to succeed in the challenges of day-to-day politics. Theresa May, on the other hand, has ended up in the worst possible position: losing the absolute majority of her party means that Brexit negotiations will become even harder – no clear line on the side of the UK. What these two elections demonstrate overall: even though the voter turnout in France was rather catastrophic, democracy still works, and we should positively react to the fact that politicians now have to deliver on the challenges put to them by the citizens. If you want to be on the EU’s side during these exciting and certainly difficult times to come, find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

 

Bitkom sucht Referent europäische Digitalpolitik (w/m)

Deine Aufgaben: Du vertrittst die Interessen unserer Mitgliedsunternehmen in Brüssel und fungierst als Schnittstelle zu unserer Berliner Hauptgeschäftsstelle; Du verantwortest unsere europapolitischen Aktivitäten im Bereich europäische Digitalpolitik, insbesondere Urheberrecht, Medienpolitik, Telekommunikationspolitik, Datenschutz und Verbraucherrecht; Du knüpfst und pflegst Kontakte zu Entscheidungsträgern auf EU-Ebene; Du vertrittst unsere Positionen gegenüber den europäischen Institutionen und unserem europäischen Spitzenverband Digital Europe; Du informierst unsere Mitglieder über die aktuellen europapolitischen Entwicklungen und unterstützt unsere Pressearbeit (…)

Int. Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory seeks Innovation Project Manager

INL is seeking a qualified Innovation Project Manager with solid experience for preparing bid applications for European Commission (EC) funding programmes for RTD projects. The successful candidate should have sound knowledge of European funding sources and will engage with partner organisations and funding bodies to maximise external funding opportunities. The Innovation Project Manager’s key activities include building networks, fostering communication and initiating collaborations between INL and international level R&D communities. Also, the promotion and support the participation of INL in privately and publicly funded projects (national and European RDI programmes) (…)

Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) seeks Project Assistant for EU Funded Projects

INL is seeking a Project Assistant for EU Funded Projects with solid experience in European Commission (EC) funding programmes for RTD projects. The successful candidate should have sound knowledge of European funding sources and will engage with partner organisations and funding bodies to maximise external funding opportunities. As a Project Assistant focused on EC funded initiatives, the candidate will work with INL’s researchers to provide support on the preparation, submission and management of grant applications (…)

Johnson & Johnson seeks Policy Assistant, Government Affairs & Policy EMEA

Job description: Monitor and report on EU and national developments on Healthcare and Public Health policies as well as on relevant institutional activities and industry trends; Research and become familiar with new stakeholders and potential alliances for J&J and develop strategic recommendations on engagement programs with them; Manage GA&P EMEA’s stakeholder and alliance database (CRM system); Provide team and senior business partners with background research on key topics and for use in speaking engagements; Support outreach activities, organization of advocacy strategies and projects with relevant external stakeholders, demonstrating strong project management skills (…)

Ryanair offers Public Affairs internship

Reporting directly to the Director of Public Affairs, the appointed person’s main duties will include, as required: Preparation of briefing material / updates; Preparation of position papers, including supporting research, and material for presentations; Stakeholder analysis and reporting, including database management; Attending policy events on behalf of Ryanair; Provision of administrative and organisational support for Ryanair Brussels office and Dublin HQ; Engagement with work programme of aviation industry group A4E; Organisation of policy events, e.g., in European Parliament (…)

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Traffic chaos is the normal state of Brussels, but things can get worse: Donald Trump’s visit to Brussels turned even the most notorious car drivers into cyclists, with roads blocked from NATO to the EU institutions. And the outcome? European leaders and Trump are on no better speaking terms, on the contrary: as far as ever on climate change and continuous reproaches on NATO contributions. Trump seems determined to pick friends and foes, and has now crowned Germany as especially „evil“. Nobody may dare to say it, but hopes are certainly high for an impeachment before Trump ruins the diplomatic work of decades.

Some good news from inside the EU: the important digital portfolio, if everything goes well, will finally have a Commissioner again. Bulgaria has nominated Mariya Gabriel who currently serves as a Member of the European Parliament in the EPP group. She will be grilled by her colleagues in June and in case of survival, will have to hit the ground running, with a huge amount of pending proposals at the same time, geared towards completing the Digital Single Market. Lobbyists are ready to help – and if this is the career you envisage, find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

pantarhei advisors sucht (Senior) Consultant (w/m)

Als (Senior) Consultant betreuen Sie selbständig Klienten und sind für die Entwicklung und Durchführung von Projekten verantwortlich. Wir erwarten eine kommunikative Persönlichkeit mit hoher Einsatzbereitschaft, sehr guter Vernetzung in den und im Umfeld der Europäischen Institutionen sowie herausragenden Berater-Kompetenzen. Sie verfügen über mehrjährige Berufserfahrung auf EU-Ebene und trauen sich die Beratung unserer Klienten auf hohem Niveau zu. (…)

Goethe Institute seeks a manager (m/f) for the European learning platform project for regional training networks

The remit of the position will include the following main activities: Management of a project team with 2 employees in Brussels; Development of a European network of regional training networks from European regions; Coordination and organisation of multi-sector expert dialogues between the players involved on the subject of youth unemployment;  Cooperation with European institutions and partners in Italy, Germany and other European countries; Advocacy activities for the political positioning of the project in Brussels and at European level (…)

Goethe Institut seeks an assistant (m/f) for the project European Learning Platform for Regional Education Networks

The remit of the position will include the following main activities: Preparation and processing of documents for project planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation; Participation in the monitoring of project development and project results; Participation in the preparation, implementation and post-processing of network and committee meetings; Participation in financial planning and controlling; Participation in public relations activities including web presence and social media; Communication and cooperation with institutions and partners in Europe (…)

UPS seeks Public Affairs Director, Customs and Trade Facilitation

The Director, Customs and Trade Facilitation is responsible for developing strategy in the area of customs and trade facilitation policy and acting as the interface for UPS with relevant European government bodies to advance UPS’s objectives. The Manager holds a role within the UPS Europe Region Public Affairs team and will be based in UPS Europe’s head office in Brussels, Belgium.

Edeka bietet Praktikum im Bereich Public Affairs

Ihre Aufgaben: Mitwirkung bei der Überwachung und Berichterstattung über die Lebensmittel-, Wettbewerbs- und Landwirtschaftspolitik in der EU; Verfassen von internen Berichten sowie Stellungnahmen zu den oben genannten Themenbereichen; Mitwirkung bei der Koordination von Lobbyaktivitäten; Berichterstattung und Teilnahme an Fachgesprächen und externen Veranstaltungen in den EU-Institutionen und dem Handelsverband; Unterstützung bei der Organisation von Veranstaltungen

Club of Rome seeks Associate Project & Communications Manager

Key responsibilities: Assist on-going projects and participate in their development; Manage the Club of Rome website and social media; Respond to enquiries from external individuals and organizations; Support the organization of meetings, conferences and events in Switzerland and abroad, such as the Club of Rome Annual Global Meeting; Contribute to production and distribution of publications including news releases, conference materials, presentations, and annual reports; Assist financial reporting and administrative tasks (…)

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Whilst Emmanuel Macron’s election as French president is of great relief to Brussels, interest returns to Brexit and how it can be handled. With Article 50 finally triggered, and task forces in place on both sides, the devil in the detail starts to reveal itself. With a recent court ruling that all trade agreements with the UK will need approval by national and regional parliaments, fond memories of Wallonia’s war against CETA emerge.

A more positive aspect from an EU perspective: if the European Medicines Agency moves from London to Strasbourg, the European Parliament could finally stop its monthly travels – saving huge amounts of time and money. Britain, on the other hand, is now unhappily realising that it might still have to pay into the pension funds for EU officials – current EU view: a treaty is a treaty, with all entitlements and duties that have been signed.

What is becoming very clear: making this a friendly divorce will be very difficult and demanding to all sides. But things could be worse: in the meantime, we are watching Trump’s revelations to Russia with worry and amusement – and hope that we will soon be able to use our laptops on flights to the US again.

If none of this puts you off seeking a job in the world of European politics, find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu


Club of Rome seeks Associate Project & Communications Manager

Key responsibilities: Assist on-going projects and participate in their development; Manage the Club of Rome website and social media; Respond to enquiries from external individuals and organizations; Support the organization of meetings, conferences and events in Switzerland and abroad, such as the Club of Rome Annual Global Meeting; Contribute to production and distribution of publications including news releases, conference materials, presentations, and annual reports; Assist financial reporting and administrative tasks (…)

Huawei Technologies offers internship

Main Responsibilities: The EU Public Affairs intern will support the EU Public Affairs and Communication team (team of 8) on various tasks, covering but not limited to: Preparation of meetings, events, presentations, etc.; Research and analysis on a range of policy topics; Monitoring international, EU and National ICT policy development; Web communication and social media campaigns and implementation of web content strategy; Media monitoring, organization and maintenance of a database; Administrative support to Huawei team and internal communications (…)

GIZ seeks Advisor (m/f) Economic Analysis and Policy

GIZ has been supporting economic and social development and reconstruction in Tajikistan since 1995. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is implementing the programme ‚Towards Rural Inclusive Growth and Economic Resilience (TRIGGER)‘. The programme’s goal is to improve the competitiveness and increase the income and economic performance of enterprises and small producers in order to contribute to sustainable economic development in the country (…)

IASS seeks Two Senior Research Associates (m/f) for the project “Co-Creation and Contemporary Policy Advice”

The project focuses on co-creative processes linking actors across the policymaking, civil society, scientific and private sectors. The aim of the project is to learn more about already existing co-creation practices and to discuss whether and how this approach could be integrated in the field of policy-advice and policymaking (…)

SOS Children’s Villages International offers internship

Main Responsibilities: Provide direct support to the EU representative and the EU team; Monitor EU policy developments on child rights, social policy, development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and provide timely updates to the team; Collect, screen and summarise advocacy-relevant information in the area of public policy and children’s rights; Draft reports, briefings, articles and other papers on EU issues for an internal audience; Provide support for the organisation of meetings, seminars and other events; Other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor (…)

CECIMO seeks EU Public Affairs Manager

The EU Public Affairs Manager of our leading European Association will take on a challenging and exciting position that combines strategic thinking and practical actions to shape the future of an innovative sector. He/she will contribute to the grand societal challenges of our times. Our sector, its eco-system and therefore CECIMO are evolving drastically and he/she will get the opportunity to be part in shaping the strategy of CECIMO to be a front-line player. We need an experienced advisor who thinks out of the box and responds quickly to the new trends for our industry (…)

European Green Party seeks Campaign Manager

Tasks: Developing, coordinating and managing the EGP public campaign activities, especially the ongoing Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign with pan-European activities of the EGP member parties on this topic; Developing, setting up and being in charge of a transnational network of individual EGP supporters and Green-minded activists; Conceptual development and assistance in working on long-term campaign strategies; Providing support to the EGP member parties in both generic and specific campaign issues; Developing common campaign features for the European Green member parties, including social media features, formats and materials for effective European-wide campaigning (…)

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World – and member state – politics remains in the Brussels focus. First of all “Vive la France”: the victory of independent candidate Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the Presidential elections has brought some relief for the Brussels bubble – and expectations are extremely high that he will be elected as President in the second round on Sunday. The important question is what happens then: how will he manage to deliver, given his independent status and the need to very quickly build support and a team for the legislative elections in June?

Another experiment has reached the next stage: Brexit. After an apparently disastrous dinner between Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May, the European Commission has now published its draft negotiating guidelines for the formal opening of the Brexit negotiations. The clock is expected to officially start ticking after the British elections on 8 June, and emotions remain high.

As a result, day-to-day policymaking seems to pass by the world outside Brussels: from geoblocking to the overhaul of the EU’s energy markets or legislative consequences from the Panama Papers scandal – Brussels continues business as usual, with the usual interference of lobbyists, but even less in the limelight as in geopolitically calmer times. If you want to contribute to ensuring the input of affected stakeholders into any kind of policy decision, find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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GIZ seeks Advisor (m/f) Economic Analysis and Policy

GIZ has been supporting economic and social development and reconstruction in Tajikistan since 1995. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is implementing the programme ‚Towards Rural Inclusive Growth and Economic Resilience (TRIGGER)‘. The programme’s goal is to improve the competitiveness and increase the income and economic performance of enterprises and small producers in order to contribute to sustainable economic development in the country (…)

IASS seeks Two Senior Research Associates (m/f) for the project “Co-Creation and Contemporary Policy Advice”

The project focuses on co-creative processes linking actors across the policymaking, civil society, scientific and private sectors. The aim of the project is to learn more about already existing co-creation practices and to discuss whether and how this approach could be integrated in the field of policy-advice and policymaking. We are currently looking for two more members (one scientific project leader and one team member) to complete our team (…)

Google seeks Public Policy and Government Relations Analyst (Northern Europe)

As a Public Policy and Government Relations Analyst for Northern Europe, you will work with a regional team to develop and execute public policy strategies and campaigns. You will also work with a cross-functional team in Europe, as well as with a closely-coordinated global Public Policy team to advance policy positions that benefit our users and, more generally, an open Internet.Technology moves quickly, so it’s important that we work closely with politicians, regulators, academics and third parties around the issues that affect the Internet and our users (…)

Lufthansa bietet Praktikum im Bereich Konzernpolitik

Unsere Abteilung vertritt die Interessen der Lufthansa und der Konzerngesellschaften gegenüber den EU-Institutionen und fördert das Verständnis für die Belange der Luftfahrt und der Lufthansa Group bei den zuständigen Stellen in Brüssel. Wir erarbeiten und koordinieren in Abstimmung mit den Konzerngesellschaften und deren Fachabteilungen die Positionen der Lufthansa zu EU-Luftverkehrsthemen. Darüber hinaus beraten wir den Konzernvorstand sowie die Geschäftsführungen der Konzerngesellschaften bei regulatorischen und politischen Verfahren und vertreten ihre Interessen bei der Gesetzgebung (…)

FACE seeks Senior Legal & Public Affairs Manager

He or she should be passionate about hunting and willing to work hard to increase our reach and promote sustainable hunting and conservation in Europe. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the oversight and management of policy and legal staff (…)

Copa-Cogeca seeks Policy Advisor Expert on Wine & Aquaculture

His/her main functions will be to: Monitor the European policy initiatives, market developments and identify emerging trends and issue, particularly in the areas of Wine&Spirits and Aquaculture; Provide thorough analysis of developments, their impacts for Copa-Cogeca members and develop Copa-Cogeca positions; Orginise and coordinate the respective Copa-Cogeca Working Parties; Develop, in collaboration with the members, Copa-Cogeca’s lobbying activities to influence the EU institutions and external partners (…)

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May, Macron, Erdogan – Europe is in election mode, for better or for worse. Whilst Turkey has, by a slight but distinct majority, strengthened Erdogan, Theresa May has surprisingly called for elections in Great Britain on 8 June – thereby temporarily stealing the show from France, where the first round of the Presidential election is held on Sunday. Nowhere much to look forward to or be happy about: Erdogan’s take on democracy is leading Turkey further away than ever from the EU and democratic values that member states subscribe to. Very worrying: Turkish citizens in many EU member states overwhelmingly supported Erdogan – whilst they do not even have to live through the consequences of their vote. In Great Britain, Theresa May enjoys strong support in the polls – her strategic move makes a lot of sense and might give her a strong public mandate for the Brexit negotiations, manifesting the path out of the EU. France, on the other hand, stays exiting – with everyone expecting a second round of Marine Le Pen against one of the other candidates, and little chances of her succeeding in it. However, we have seen Donald Trump getting elected in the US, and Brexit is on its way of becoming reality. Every people gets the government it deserves, said philosopher Jean-Marie Le Maistre. And Brussels will have to deal with each one of them. If this challenge tempts you, find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

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Motion Picture Association seeks Vice President, EMEA Government Affairs

The Vice President, EMEA Government Affairs will represent the Motion Picture Association in diverse policy matters in the region comprising Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The broad objectives of this work will be to support MPA members by promoting actions and policies that respect and sustain creativity and contribute to the success of the audiovisual sector. (…)

European Network on Debt and Development seeks Networking and Advocacy Officer

The purpose of this role is to take forward the Eurodad network’s crucial work on preventing and resolving debt crises, and pushing for radical changes in the way private finance is used. The Networking and Advocacy Officer will help to ensure that Eurodad builds strong and effective coalitions for change, and help to empower civil society organizations in Europe and beyond. The role involves network strengthening and outreach, coordination and information sharing, monitoring and analysing policy developments, supporting advocacy and capacity development. (…)

CSU-Europaabgeordnete im Europäischen Parlament sucht parlamentarische/n Assistenten/in

Die oberfränkische CSU-Europaabgeordnete Monika Hohlmeier sucht für ihr Büro im Europäischen Parlament in Brüssel eine/n parlamentarische/n Assistenten/in. Aufgabenschwerpunkte: politische Beratung bei Dossiers des Innenausschusses im Europäischen Parlament;  inhaltliche Assistenz der Abgeordneten im Rahmen der Arbeitsgruppe Luft- und Raumfahrt; inhaltliche Assistenz der Abgeordneten bei Fraktions- und Delegationsangelegenheiten (…)

AbbVie seeks Government Affairs Manager

Job objectives: Build strategic relations and align mutual priorities with key external stakeholders to co-create health policies that positively impact standard of care for patients; Oversee AbbVie policymaker interactions (Federal & Regional) in Belgium & Luxemburg: to develop and execute AbbVie’s health policy strategy and tactical plans. Develop strategy and concise multi-stakeholder engagement plans to optimise health policy making, funding & access for AbbVie products (…)

ONE offers Internship Campaigns

In this role, you will: Support the Project Director and Project Manager in all their functions related to the organization of the Summit; Help with the logistics of the Summit (including accommodations, meals, venues, travel) ahead and on the days of the Summit; Help shape the agenda and the content of the Summit; Prepare material for Youth Ambassadors (including briefings, factsheets, notes) (…)

European Environmental Bureau seeks Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator will be based in the EEB office in Brussels and report to the Director for Global Policies and Sustainability. He/she will coordinate a 3-year project promoting the ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by and in the EU. The EEB is realising this project together with 24 project partners across 15 European Member States and in close coordination with the cross-sectorial civil society coalition SDG Watch Europe. (…)

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She has done it – Theresa May has triggered Art. 50, and Brussels has acknowledged solemnly. Whilst the mourning is still strong, Brussels and London now get back into action mode – and Brussels is definitely strong at following processes and pursuing them to their very end. And coming to terms with each other promises to be very difficult: Commission President Tusk has outlined the EU’s negotiation guidelines – and hands Spain a veto power over any decision involving Gibraltar. Meanwhile, Members of the European Parliament had an easy time agreeing a resolution on what they want to see respected in the negotiations – unsurprisingly, their biggest issue is that being outside the EU must be punished by less favourable conditions than being a member of the club.

Such emotions are all emerging a bit late in the game: they were needed earlier on to bring citizens on board of the EU – which is where Brussels utterly failed. Both sides now need to sell the future negotiation results in the best way to citizens, and politics certainly is about emotions. However, we need a good agreement for both sides – experience shows that historical win-lose situations have never worked out well in the long run; as in every relationship, forgiving each other needs to prevail over being right. Let us hope that a win-win solution is where we are heading once the first quarrels have been fought out! In the meantime, find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

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SRIW seeks Public Policy / Project Manager (m/f)

Your Tasks: Represent SCOPE Europe/SRIW positions and member interests at meetings, conferences, working groups and events with key stakeholders on EU level; Identify, monitor and analyze EU initiatives relevant for SCOPE Europe/SRIW on a wide range of legal and consumer-related issues; Realization of self- and co-regulatory projects of SCOPE Europe/SRIW on EU level together with representatives of leading international companies; Develop positions on internet and media related issues offering potential for self- and coregulation (…)

MedTech Europe seeks Market Access and Economic Policies Manager

Project Management: Organise the governance, lead & interact with the workgroups as defined in the yearly work plan; Lead workgroups & be the key interface to obtain MedTech Europe’s position; Organise meetings with government representatives & EU policy makers; Engage inn initiatives to position MedTech Europe as a trusted & known partner to external stakeholders; Be a visible & credible advocate for industry when presenting industry’s view in non-expert meetings; Be the interface & provide input to the communication & public affairs teams; (…)

PwC seeks Public Affairs Senior Manager Belgium

Responsibilities: Strong emphasis on building PwC’s reputation, brand and industry position in Belgium; Collaboration with market leaders and global relationship partners to develop proactive positions and messages on key public business and policy issues; Anticipate and proactively identify potential business issues, develop and implement action plans to address them; Conduct in-depth analysis of trends, opportunities and threats that impact PwC market ambitions to create and implement suitable strategies (…)

European Youth Forum seeks 3 Policy Officers

The European Youth Forum AISBL (YFJ) is now looking for up to three Policy Officers to join our team. The Policy Officers will work in the Policy and Advocacy Department and report to one of the Department’s Team Leaders. They will work on the implementation of the policies defined by the European Youth Forum Strategic Priorities and the Implementation Plan. Each Policy Officer will have a portfolio or portfolios assigned to them, which is reviewed annually according to our internal planning. We put greatest value on your ability to learn and organise advocacy activities. (…)

 

VDMA sucht Referent (m/w) Klimaschutz

Vielfältigen Herausforderungen: Information und strategische Beratung von Mitgliedsunternehmen und VDMA-Gliederungen; Konzipierung, Abstimmung und offensive Vertretung von VDMA Positionen zur Klimaschutzpolitik auf EU- und nationaler Ebene; Aufbau unseres internen Kompetenznetzwerks zum Thema Klimaschutz; Teamarbeit mit Kollegen aus anderen VDMA-Standorten; Begleitung von Studien (…)

European Public Health Alliance offers internship Policy Assistant

The question of access to affordable and genuinely innovative treatments is on top of the political agenda at the European and national levels. EPHA is one of the key stakeholders in the access to medicines debate in Brussels. The campaign on Universal Access and Affordable Medicines is looking for a passionate and committed intern to work on pharmaceuticals and contribute to the success of the campaign. The intern will support the EPHA team on topics such as market authorization, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), adaptive pathways, medicines prices, etc. (…)

CEPE seeks Public Affairs Manager

Tasks: Build effective networks in the institutions and organizations; Stay abreast of the political agendas in these institutions; Familiarize with the assigned issues and the CEPE positions; Work in co-operation with the issue dossier-holder and /or relevant CEPE working group to: Develop political messages on the issue; Develop plans to advocate such messages; Ensure the proper execution of these plans; Orchestrate the advocacy efforts through the NAs; Keep report on how messages were received and identify opportunities for next steps; Inform the CEPE community via channels like the CEPE Signal and webpage (…)

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