EPS: popping theEurobubble and beyond.. University of Milan – DEMM 25th November 2013 Paolo Bonardi
The Eurobubble Definition “Set of people, rules and institutions accidentally gathered in Brussels, since the approval of Maastricht treaty to now, to enhance European Integration and to foster European Policies; surviving, directly or indirectly, thanks to the Budget of the European Union. “ Paolo Bonardi, 2013
The money at stake in the Eurobubble http://ec.europa.eu/budget/mff/index_en.cfm http://ec.europa.eu/budget/index_en.cfm Common injurious fakes on EU budget (if you are Eurosceptic)
Enter the Bubble - Determine your career goals • Contact EU networks (Europe direct, Enterprise Europe Network, etc) • Industry associations • Regional/Local authorities • Political jobs (i.e. MEP assistant, EP political groups, etc) • Lobbying jobs • NGOs • Law firms
Enter the Bubble - Determine your career goals • EU/International institutions • Consultancies • Platforms and networks (Errin, Eurocities, etc.) • Universities, Research Centers, Think Tanks, • Foundations, etc • Media • Private sector
Representation of Public Administration • Perm Reps and Embassies • FundacionComunidadValenciana • Association des grandes villes de France • Swedish association of local authorities and regions • Romanian municipalities association • BSSSC – Baltic sea states sub-regional cooperation • European north – Lapland Oulu (Finland) • Association of the provinces of the Netherlands (IPO) • Brussels office of region of east Macedonia • Eurocities • AER (Assembly of European Regions) • Veneto region http://cor.europa.eu/en/regions/Documents/regional-offices.xls
Industry & Unions • Eurochambres • Union of Chambers (UCL, CCPIF, BritCham, CCI Alp-Med…) • Belgian - Chinese Chamber of Commerce • EUROPIA (Petroleum) • Tipik (Communication) • Business Europe (Industry) • COPA-COGECA (Agriculture) • Alstom (Transport & Energy) • CIAA - The Confederation of the Food and Drink Industry of the EU • CEFIC – European Chemical Industry Council • COWI (Engineering) • Confidustria (Industry general Union) • …
Consultancies (employees + LT/ST experts) • Ernst&Young • Transtec • ARS Progetti • Agriconsulting • PNO • Europe for business • Athenora • ECO 3 • Integration • Euronet consultants • ….. http://www.euractiv.com/consultancies
Associations and NGOs: • CONCORD • EWEA (Wind & Energy) • Actionaid • Amnesty international • Eurodad • Oxfam • Terre des hommes • Solidar • World vision • European Youth Forum • JEUNE (European young entrepreneurs) • …
Think-tanks & research centers: • APRE (research & development) • CEPS (Center of European Policy Studies) • EPC (European Policy Center) • Friends of Europe • TEPSA • ECIPE • Heinrich B. Stiftung • Notre Europe • …. http://www.eu.thinktankdirectory.org/
Lobbies To have a complete overview of Brussels Lobbies visit the Transparency Register: http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister/info/homePage.do?locale=en#en
Apply for all kind of positions Some web directories...
Apply for EU institutions See:http://europa.eu/epso/index_en.htm
Applying for EU institutions – Permanent Officials • 2 categories: Administrators (AD) and Assistants (AST) • AD: e.g. policy officers, lawyers, auditors, scientific officers, translators, interpreters, communication & press officers… • AST: e.g. secretaries, HR assistants, financial assistants, • conference technicians… • EU-28 • Bachelor • Knowledge of 2 languages (incl. EN, FR, or DE) • Specific skills
Applying for EU institutions – Contract Agents (CAST) • Fixed-term contract (initial 6-12 months) Functions: • manual and administrative tasks • clerical or secretarial tasks/office management • executive tasks, drafting, accountancy, etc. • administrative, advisory, linguistic EU-28 (eventually IPA)
Applying for EU institutions – Trainees • About 1 200 per year • 3-5 months • About 1 000 €/month • Blue-book & lobby • EU-28 (possibility for third countries nationals)
My job experience in the Bubble Project assistant Project Manager Policy Officer • Monitoring EU policies and Funding Programme; • Drafting and management of EU Projects; • Stakeholders management, development and management of the international consortia; • Delivering trainings on EU Funds; • Organizing events; • Developping common strategies and actions with other regional offices in the framework of Errin Network; • Day to day advisory on EU funds and policies.
Hope to see you soon in the Bubble and thank you very much for the attention!