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Professional Profile

Communication officer in EU Affairs with over 6 years of experience. Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple projects and to work in international environments. Goal-driven, detail-oriented, well-organised, and with a interest in European and International politics.

Career History

Jan - 2016Mar - 2017

Communications Officer

Europe Direct - Tipik

As a Communications Officer, I am responsible for:

- Providing factual information to citizens, businesses, media representatives and general public on EU affairs

- Signposting citizens to the most relevant DGs/services at the Commission and other EU institutions

- Monitoring the EU policy-developments and the latest official documents released by DG COMM, in particular press-releases and statements

- Contributing to the Knowledge Database on EU cases and translating where necessary content into English, French and Portuguese

- Undertaking complex policy research and the 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 for research & innovation

- Ensuring guidance and information is made available to all potential participants, whether sole applicants or coordinators, at the time of publication of the call for proposals under H2020

- Providing via the Research Enquiry Service (RES) general information on the rules for participation, exploitation and dissemination in H2020 calls, in particular the Model Grant Agreement (MGA)

- Clarifying the 'specifics' of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) and European Research Council frontier research actions (ERC) to universities, research centres and institutes

- Developing an integrated communication approach encompassing all research, technological development and demonstration activities led by DG RTD

- 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



- Analyse and edit extensive reports based on comprehensive data to provide to the senior officer on European and global markets

- Draft presentations, press releases, stakeholder announcements, newsletters and regular reports to the manager

- Provide assistance in international corporate events and high level meetings with stakeholders and handle public email enquiries

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

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

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


-  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 trade issues to support regional trade associations, such as Wine Committee of Península de Setúbal

- Maintain current 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)


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

-Assist in preparing, managing and monitoring of media events 

-Assist in drafting agenda meetings.

-Monitoring stakeholders' activity

Mar 2010Aug 2010

Journalist & Digital Journalist on EU affairs

i - Newspaper


- Write news, longer stories and interviews on European Affairs

- Create and upload news content for the newspaper website on European-related issues


Sep 2011Dec 2013

MSc in International Economics and European Studies

Lisbon School of Economics and Management

GPA: 16/20

Relevant Courses:

Competition Policy in the EU
Structural Policies in the EU
Foreign Relations of the EU
Public Finance in the EU
Economics of Innovation and Knowledge

Working Languages

Portuguese - Native 

English - Fluent 

French - Fluent


IT Skills

MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Sharepoint)/ Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop)/ Google Calendar/ Online Task List Manager 

Marketing Skills

Social Media Management / Social Network Management / Web Analytics


- Member of the Young European Federalists (JEF Brussels section)

- Research Associate Member the Institute of Contemporary History in Lisbon 

- Volunteer for SPIN Association under the European Exchange, Training and Cooperation