politjobs job alert EU 2017-02 – 2017 – a year of reform and change?

2017 starts just about where the last year left us; at least with a bit more entertainment in the Brussels party-political landscape as well as in the Brexit decision’s aftermath: the liberal coalition ALDE rejected an attempt of their leader and candidate for the European Parliament presidency, Guy Verhofstadt, to accept an alliance with Beppe Grillo’s Italian 5-Star movement, and the British ambassador to the EU resigned over Theresa May’s Brexit management.

The most entertaining part for the “EU Bubble” are the clear words accompanying these two events – in the otherwise overly diplomatic Brussels. Maybe the recent findings of a Brussels outsider are correct: Dutch crime reporter Gabrielle Ader has interviewed MEPs and other EU stakeholders. She concludes her amusing findings with the impression that, despite the current climate of shock and inaction, reform and change are in the focus. 2017 will certainly not become easier than 2016 – the terror attacks in Istanbul have been the first clear signs – but it should indeed bring us change and reform; a year where we go from shock, fear, sorrow and inaction to reform, change and adequate action. Even if we only manage first steps of reform, 2017 will be a better year than the last. With these words, we wish you a happy new year!

And if you want to be someone to make such change happen, you will find the latest jobs and as usual more on politjobs.eu.

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu


Clean Energy Wire seeks Journalism Network Manager m/f (full-time)

Key qualifications: Three to five years of experience in journalism or public relations/affairs; Professional experience working in international networks and with a global perspective; a proven ability to work actively with social media and other community-building tools; a proven ability to connect easily and actively with people on a professional level; a good understanding of energy and climate policy and its players is a plus (…)

European Geosciences Union (EGU) seeks Science Policy Officer

We are looking to hire a Science Policy Officer to continue developing the EGU’s policy programme, which is aimed at building bridges between geoscientists and European policymakers, engaging the EGU membership with public policy, and informing decision makers about the Earth, planetary and space sciences. (…)

Federation of German Consumer Organisations seeks officer for EU consumer law

Aufgaben und Verantwortlichkeitengehören: Beobachtung und Analyse verbraucherrelevanter EU-Aktivitäten, zunächst in den oben genannten Schwerpunktbereichen sowie Unterstützung bei der Positionsentwicklung, der Erarbeitung von Dossiers und Stellungnahmen und der Interessenvertretung in Brüssel; weiteres Themen-Monitoring; Informationsmanagement und Wissensaufbereitung für die Geschäftsstelle in Berlin, für Mitgliedsorganisationen sowie Multiplikatoren, (…)

European Association of Public Banks seeks Adviser on Banking Regulation

Key responsibilities: Preparation of high-level meetings of EAPB Secretary-General and President; Developing and executing advocacy with key EU policy makers, with a particular focus on banking regulation; Drafting policy briefs, news and information briefs, social media and other advocacy documents on EU Affairs; Ensure information flow on policy developments, relevant events and funding opportunities in the EU to EAPB Members;

EPRA seeks Environmental, social and corporate governance Officer

EPRA represents the publicly traded real estate sector in Europe, based in Brussels. EPRA’s members are Europe’s leading property companies, investors and consultants that together own and manage more than EUR 365 billion of real estate assets. With more than 220 members, EPRA is the voice of the European listed real estate sector. (…)

Amazon seeks Senior Manager Supply Chain

Basic Qualifications: A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with — and a keen working understanding of — the European Union’s policymaking process in relevant sectors and related outreach activities; Policy experience in equivalent position within industry (manufacturer or distributor), within an Administration, in corporate government relations, and/or in a trade association and/or NGO; Experience managing policy issues related to the dangerous goods, trade and/or product safety, food and health and safety. (…)

Telenor Group seeks Director, EU Affairs

Job description: Influence EU policies with impact on Telenor’s business. Monitor and report on relevant EU policy developments; Contribute to the development of key public policy issues, working closely with Telenor Group units and local business units; Plan and execute stakeholder outreach activities with EU-institutions and the wider stakeholder community in Brussels, including representing Telenor in Brussels-based trade associations.


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