What do you do?
My job is to closely follow the Council of Europe media coverage and to prepare daily, weekly, biannual and special thematic analyses, allowing the Organisation to get a much better idea about its impact and its visibility in general.
The Media Monitoring Unit in which I work is also the nerve centre of the Organisation, making sure that its decision makers are always well informed about agenda-setting developments and can swiftly react to challenges to human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe and beyond.
Tell us briefly about your background
I joined the Organisation a few years ago, after an examination-based competition during which my extensive experience as a foreign policy journalist and later as a United Nations press officer probably made the difference.
What do you love about your job?
I am passionate about my work, and this feeling is further enhanced by my colleagues at the Directorate of Communications who work hard, lead by example and inspire enthusiasm.
Being devoted to continuous learning, I have made full use of the Council of Europe's training programmes, which allowed me to improve my language abilities as well as to adopt modern communication, organisation and social skills.
What about living in France?
I had always wanted to work in a multicultural setting, though somehow I never thought it would be in France. But now, I'm thrilled about it. Alsace is full of natural beauty and its cosmopolitan capital is not only one of the leading centres of European politics, but also of its culture and history.
In addition to that, I can safely say that Strasbourg is probably the best city in Europe for families with children of all ages. Kindergartens, schools, universities, private and state educational and recreational facilities are of the highest quality.
In a nutshell, the Council of Europe and this city have changed my life for the better. Looking forward to seeing you here!