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CV, EU Specialist With Marketing And Communication Academic Background

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 33640
(12/07/1983, male)
List top 5 skills: administrative assistant, communication, greek speaker, marketing, public speaking
Short Bio:

I am an EU AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, with a Marketing academic background and more than six years of work experience within the EU environment. More important than the pure working experience, I have “inside” knowledge as to EU developments because I have an extensive network of key influencers in the Institutions; and I maintain these relationships to be fully aware and able to provide political insight into EU policies and regulatory developments.Have been a parliamentary advisor for 5 years,

Current location: 

Brussel, Belgium - View on map

Nationality: 

Cypriot

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Marketing, media and design, other

Spoken languages: 

english, Greek

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



Personal Details

Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Cypriot

Date of Birth: 7th December 1983

 

Work Experience

July 2009 – July 2014:
European Parliament

Accredited Parliamentary Assistant to MEPs Sophocles Sophocleous and Kyriakos Mavronikolas (S&D Group, Vice Chairmen of SEDE Committees)

Duties:

 Drafting parliamentary questions to the Council and the Commission.

 Drafting amendments for reports and opinions.

 Monitoring and participating in decision-making within the European Parliament and the EU in the wider EU level.

 Following and monitoring the meetings of the following committees: Foreign Affairs (AFET), Security and Defence and the Environment (SEDE), Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI).

 Press Officer. Sending out press releases to promote the work of the MEP. Handling social media platforms. Arranging media coverage.

 Liaison with Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the EU, lobbyists, Embassies, NGOs, Media and the headquarters of the Party of European Socialists (PES) etc.

 Organizing events in Brussels and Cyprus.

 Organizing MEPs group of visitors (Dealing with any administrative work, Booking flights and hotels, Touring in the city and the European Parliament).

 Responding to letters, preparing speeches.

 Dealing with several budget of MEPs office.

 Carrying out research, compiling summaries of main developments in the EU and Member States and ensuring the politician is made aware of any relevant matter.

 Handling of any matter may arise in the tasks of an MEP on a daily basis.

 

January 2009 – July 2009:
Journalist

Duties:

 Writing articles mainly on issues related with the political, business and EU affairs developments.

 Editing, interviewing and researching.

 Working also for the newspaper’s website (www.kathimerini.com.cy) and for the affiliated Magazine “MAN”

 

Education & Qualifications

2010 – 2011  CERIS, “Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques”
Title of qualification awarded: Master of Arts in INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

 Completion of study with the highest honor (summa cum laude)

 Received Praise from the Professor and Ambassador Dr. Willy Stevens for my Master Thesis “The doctrine of the Turkish Foreign Policy”.

 Principal subjects covered: World Economy in the Area of Globalization, Trends in European Integration, USA & Transatlantic relations, Geopolitics of Russia & Central Asia, Current Status of International Penal Law, European common Foreign & Security Policy (CFSP), Euro-US Relations etc.

2004 – 2008  American College of Greece, Deree College – School of Business Administration
Title of qualification awarded: Bachelor of Science in MARKETING MANAGEMENT

 Principal subjects/occupational skills covered: Business Strategy, Marketing Management, Public Speaking, Principle of Economics, Marketing Research, Business Communication, Management and Development.

Seminars & Training

May 2013  E-Learning Course for Short-Term Election Observers. A web-based learning course designed to assist OSCE participating States in training short-term election observers.

July 2009 – June 2014  Attended  the following Seminars within the European Parliament:

• Duties of an Assistant in the European Parliament

• Dealing with Lobbyists

• European Parliament’s Functions

• Network skills

• European Integration

April 2004 – April 2008 Business Week Seminars / The annual American Studies Seminar, organized by The American College of Greece and consisting of lectures and Panel discussions.

Main subjects: Political Systems, Global Politics, Immigration, Integration, Diversity and Tolerance, Innovation and Sustainable development.

 

Activities & Interests

September 2015: Volunteer at the Refugees Camp in Brussels

February 2014- Currently: Radio Producer of Avant Garde Radio,
https://www.mixcloud.com/NicolasViolaris/

May 2013: International Observer at the Bulgarian parliamentary elections.

July 2009 – January 2015: Member of the International Relations Bureau of the Cypriot Socialist Party EDEK; and of the Socialist International and the Party of European Socialists.

Sept. 2004 – Dec. 2008: Member of the Executive Committee of Student Movement “AGONAS”.

 Head of the Department of pupils of EDEK Youth

 Member of the Board of EDEK Youth

 Member of the Executive Committee

 

Languages

Greek: Mother Tongue

English: Fluent

French: A2 – Currently taking intensive lessons and expecting to reach C2 level in two years.

Computer Knowledge

Windows XP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Access, Vista

 

Military Service

July 2002 – July 2003: Chief Guard in an outpost at the ‘Green Line’ in Nicosia: Responsible for the training of the soldiers and the security in the area, daily interaction with the United Nations Officers.

August 2003 – August 2004: Maior Sergeant at the 4th Brigade in Nicosia: Spokesperson of the Colonel, Andreas Charides, responsible for determining an scheduling the daily duties and leaves of approximately 40 soldiers on an hourly basis. Attended to several Military training Schools (Training centre for recruits, Antitank School, Sergeant School)