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Project Assistant for “Connecting Europe”


The Transnationalisation team at the European Policy Centre is looking for a Project Assistant (equivalent to a paid internship) for its Connecting Europe project for a six-month period, starting in June 2024, with a possible extension for a further six months.


The Connecting Europe project, funded by Stiftung Mercator and carried out by the European Policy Centre, is a multi-stakeholder project that aims at connecting civil society organisations with EU decision-makers and transnationalising EU policy debates. The team works closely with the six EPC programmes to carry out a range of joint activities (events, publications, exchanges) with the network of 50 organisations.



      Supporting the team (which is composed of a project lead and a project manager) in the daily coordination of the project and administrative tasks;

      Liaising with Stiftung Mercator, partner organisations and other stakeholders to consolidate and develop the network;

      Preparing and managing the organisation of events (including drafting event proposals, invitations and programmes, contacting speakers and participants, assisting during the events);

      Carrying out background research on various topics covered within Connecting Europe, in particular with a focus on democracy and the rule of law, climate change, digital transformation, foreign policy, enlargement, youth and education;

      Contributing to communication of the project, including social media, newsletters, information mailings on current EU affairs.



      Keen interest in and very good knowledge of European affairs; knowledge of the civil society sector and/or philanthropy is a plus;

      Graduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. political science, social science, law;

      Good understanding of multi-stakeholder projects and ability to quickly understand the functioning of the Connecting Europe network;

      Previous work experience in project and event organisation and/or policy analysis (internship level would suffice);

      Proficiency in research and communication skills (oral and written);

      Excellent organisational and time management skills;

      Proactive person with attention to detail, who is reliable and can work independently;

      IT skills, especially e-mail marketing (work with programmes such as Canva and Mailchimp) and social media (managing and monitoring the project’s Twitter accounts) are a plus;

      Fluency in English (oral and written) and a very good command (oral and written) of German essential; additional languages are a plus.


Start date: May/June 2024 


Candidates who meet the above requirements should send by e-mail a short motivation letter together with a CV (max. 2 pages and no photo, applications with a photo will be rejected) to Ms. Emma Woodford Please mention as reference PACE24. Deadline for applications: 07.05.2023.


In view of the expected high number of applications, we will only be able to contact the candidates shortlisted for an interview.


The EPC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and particularly encourage applicants from sectors of society that are not well represented in Brussels think tanks, Brussels-based civil society or European policy making.



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