How to get a job in EU diplomacy

Trainer: Olaf Deussen (in-person)

Workshop Description
16/11/2022
13:00 - 15:00

This workshop provides information on the possible pathways into a diplomatic career, as well as the essential skills needed. Based on concrete examples and insights into European diplomatic work, the workshop demonstrates how to start a career in EU diplomacy. The focus will be on the various opportunities within the European External Action Service and its delegations around the world.

Workshop Location
BSIS Auditorium
Individual Sessions
Register for a career advising session with Olaf Deussen

Olaf will be offering career advising sessions following his workshop.

Olaf started his career in the private sector as a Communications Project Manager for GOPA-Cartermill from 2007 to 2010. In 2010 Olaf had a work assignment for six months with the German Heinrich Böll Foundation in Ramallah/Palestine as Programme Coordinator. In 2011 he joined the European Institutions. His first post was: Information and Communication Officer for the EU Commission in the ICT sector on the "Digital Agenda for Europe" policy. He then joined the European External Action Service. From 2012-14 as a Policy Analyst preparing "out-of-the-box" ideas and the interventions of the Secretary General, Mr. Vimont, at conferences and debates. In 2016 he moved to the EU Delegation in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina working on Human Rights issues and as Political Assistant to the EU Ambassador. In 2018 he relocated back to the EEAS HQ. His current job is in the Human Resources department where he is organising the annual EU Ambassadors' Conference and trainings for the EEAS management. He co-founded the Brussels based EuroArab Forum which was active until 2017 to provide a platform for EuroArab exchanges on socio-political topics. 

Can advise students interested in Diplomacy, foreign policy, EU institutions, project management skills, networking, communication and PR.

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