politjobs job alert EU 2016-43 – the hard way

Every Asterix fan may wonder these days if the little Gaul does not have some descendants who migrated to Belgian Wallonia some time ago – a small region in Europe is holding up the free trade agreement CETA. The media polarize opinions: the Wallonian government is either bashed as a dwarf holding Europe hostage, or celebrated as a hero amongst cowards.

Irrespective of the – by now pretty interesting and mostly positive – content of CETA: the conflict demonstrates that Europe needs to find a better way of dealing with its citizens. Part of the Wallonian uproar may be an opportunistic decision to get back at the Flemish region of Belgium (that is supporting CETA), but partially, this is about fears that have not been sufficiently addressed – just like during the BREXIT debate. It seems I come to the same conclusions in every politjobs alert at the moment. The EU apparently has to learn the hard way: communication with ordinary citizens needs to be transparent, to address the fears and the anger, and it needs to start early on, before negotiations get to the decision-making stage.

If you are reading this, you may want to become one of these professional communicators – so find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu


EURATEX seeks Communication Officer (m/f)

Key responsibilities: Support effective advocacy actions towards the European institutions, in coordination with the Euratex Policy managers; ensure a smooth communication with Euratex members; maintain an active high-quality online and social media presence and enhance communication with European and national media; writing news releases, the monthly newsletter and other written communications (…)

DIGITALEUROPE seeks Intern – Digital Sustainability Policy Group

Main functions: Early warning, intelligence and EU policy analysis; produce high quality deliverables for members, including meeting minutes, plans of action, briefings newsletters and content for the web, social media and wider communication; support organisation of internal and external meetings and events; develop a good understanding and over time expertise in technical domains including but not limited to legislation for responsible sourcing (…)

Transparency International seeks Intern (m/f)

Key tasks include: Assist the EU advocacy work in favour of increased lobby transparency, conflicts of interest reform and for more legislative transparency in Commission, Parliament and Council by drafting letters and policy briefings, and attending advocacy meetings with policy-makers and EU institutions; contribute to the maintenance and further development of EU Integrity Watch (…)

CLEPA seeks a Governmental Affairs Manager (m/f)

Responsibilities: Monitoring of sector-relevant policymaking processes, coordinating participation and input into stakeholder processes; preparing press releases and statements, coordinating internal drafting processes for policy documents; implementing and further developing CLEPA’s lobbying strategy and communication plan; organising events (from 50 person policy debates to 250 person CLEPA Annual Reception) (…)

EuSalt seeks a Manager Public Affairs (m/f)

In order to help to raise the public affairs profile of the association and the industry, the Manager Public affairs manages the following: Developing, introducing and active engagement in Public Affairs-strategy and lobby strategies for the association in line with the strategy and priorities; developing, analyzing and enlarge the network of relevant stakeholders in the European institutions, industry associations and the non-governmental organization (…)

CPMR seeks a Policy Analyst (m/f)

Responsibilities: To contribute to the activities of the BSC and its working groups; to contribute to the development of policy positions and technical papers on maritime affairs, transport and energy in synergy with the relevant maritime working groups of the BSC, to participate in the management of relevant EU projects in which the BSC is involved.  To monitor funding opportunities in the areas mentioned above and inform the members (…)

CLIA seeks Manager European Government Affairs (m/f)

Duties: Regarding CLIA program matters and other technical & regulatory issues, leads industry delegations in dealing with senior officials at regional and national regulatory agencies on appropriate matters, at the international level (such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO)), as well as in other venues (…)

Microsoft EU offers „Privacy Policy Coordinator Internship“

Job Description: Contribute to and share Microsoft policy positions and stories by drafting and editing position papers, policy briefings, white papers, articles, and presentations; cCoordinate the event management process designed to strengthen the activities and positioning of Microsoft in Europe including handling the logistical details, pre-event and post-event briefings, and communications with different stakeholders (…)

Alfa Fellowship Program seeks Young German, British, and American Leaders

The Alfa Fellowship Program affords exceptional young German, British, and American leaders the opportunity to receive meaningful professional experience in Russia: Build Russian language skills; Learn about current affairs through meetings, seminars, lectures, and regional trips, Work at prominent organizations in Moscow. Program benefits are a generous monthly stipend, program-related travel costs, language training costs, housing, insurance (…)


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