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Career History

Jan/2016until now

Communication Officer

Europe Direct 

As a Communications Officer, I am responsible for:

- Providing factual information to citizens, businesses, media representatives and general public on EU policies, institutions and legislation 

- Undertaking complex policy research and analysis of EU policy documents

Special duties under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020), FP7 and other EU-funding programmes 

- Providing extensive information on Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) and European Research Council frontier research actions (ERC) 

- Informing on the specific rules for funding, such as prizes, pre-commercial procurement, public procurement of innovative solutions, the SME Instrument and the Fast Track to Innovation actions

- Escalating complex and urgent enquiries to the Research Executive Agency (REA) backoffices and to other independent bodies, in particular the EIT

Jun 2014Sep 2015

International Corporate Relations Officer

Multicontraste

Responsibilities:

- Draft regular reports based on comprehensive data to provide to the senior officer on European and global markets

-Craft  communication materials, press-releases, stakeholder announcements and multilingual  newsletter 

- Provide assistance in international corporate events and meetings with stakeholders in Ireland, France and Germany

- Manage strategic digital communication channels, in particular the corporate website and social media accounts (e.g. Facebook) to 4 markets 

- Undertake and oversee the programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the office (incl. budgets and funding)

Key Achievements:

- Leading role in defining the recent communication repositioning of the company and successful expansion of the international network to 4 European markets 

Jun 2011Mar 2013

Communication Officer 

Communication Agency Aqui à Beira, Lisbon, Portugal

Responsibilities:

-  Create, implement and assess regional and national communications strategies to raise the reputation of a wide portfolio of customers 

- Write and distribute Press-Releases and Press-Kits, pitch stories to journalists and follow-up media actions

- Research on European policy on exports to support regional trade associations

- Maintain social media efforts on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and other relevant social media accounts

- Assist with the coordination of corporate events, seminars, conferences, webinars, and meetings, in particular the EU-funded project Festival Terras Sem Sombra 

Key Achievements:

- Improvement of relations with specialised media based on a solid strategic media and PR plan

- New media database (+500 contacts) 

Sep 2010Dec 2010

Communication Trainee - European Programme Leonardo Da Vinci

RVSP Media Group - (Republic of Ireland)

Responsibilities:

- Create and develop communication plans in close cooperation with the editor-in-chief of RSVP Magazine

-Assist in preparing and monitoring of media events and stakeholders' activities

Mar 2010Aug 2010

Journalist & Digital Journalist on EU affairs

i - Newspaper

Responsibilities:

- Write news reports, longer stories and interviews on European Affairs

- Create and upload news content for the newspaper website  www.ionline.pt on European-related issues

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