politjobs job alert EU 2018-02 – Busy business

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!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu

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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