Based in the heart of the Eurobubble since 2013, I am one of the – alas few! – Dutch EU experts in Brussels, with over a decade of experience in the process of European integration.
1. The core of EU Watcher’s work was following the EU policy debates in Brussels. Commissioned by various organisations, ranging from press agencies to consultancies, and from magazines to ministries, I looked into current developments within the European Union.
Recent work included background articles and interviews on the EU’s digital economy policies for Deutsche Presse Agentur, a report on the impact of the 2014 EP elections for a consultancy, a lecture for an academic seminar on trust and citizen’s involvement, presentations for Dutch civil servants, and blogs for E!Sharp and Euractiv. Further on I was interviewed by BBC World and Channel 4 on the European elections.
For several Dutch clients I also followed Europe’s climate and energy policies, interviewing MEPs on projects like the Emissions Trading System and the Energy Union. Another service was making videos for organisations on their policy positions.
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