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Career History

Jan/2016until now

Communications Officer

Europe Direct, Brussels, Belgium

Responsibilities:

-  Providing factual information on EU policies and legislation while building relations with businesses and civil society in all the EU member states

- Coordinating with up to 20 Back-offices at the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European agencies, in particular with the Research Executive Agency 

- Implementing the external communications strategy with the citizens in line with the guidelines defined by the Directorate-General for Communications (DG COMM)

- Undertaking complex policy research and monitoring official policy and legislative documents released by the European institutions and stakeholders

- Special duties under Horizon 2020 the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020), notably on innovation-led programmes and collaborative projects on media convergence and social media

Jun 2014Sep 2015

International Corporate Relations Officer

Multicontraste, Portugal

Responsibilities:

- Designing, implementing and assessing international customer PR programmes, including France, Luxembourg, Ireland and the UK

- Coordinating and facilitating ongoing internal and external PR communication actions with key stakeholders, partners and local customers while in close liaison with the sales department

- Organising, managing and following-up on corporate event programmes in line with the targets of the company and under the supervision of the manager

- Creating, adjusting, and reviewing the editorial calendar and the PR toolkit in French, English and Portuguese, in particular the multilingual newsletter, brochures, and the corporate website content

Jun 2011Mar 2013

Communications Officer

AB Communication Agency, Portugal

Responsibilities:

- Designing a comprehensive and high-impact strategic PR plan for products and event launches for clients operating in multiple industries, notably arts, consumer sector, and non-governmental space  

- Engaging with the press and identifying press and speaking opportunities to ensure high media visibility and presence for the products

- Creating solid institutional relations with key influencers, top political bodies, policy-makers, media outlets and agency partnerships at the local & national level

- Supporting multiple communications projects and concrete actions across social media platforms, notably Facebook and Youtube

Sep 2010Dec 2010

Communication Trainee - European Programme Leonardo Da Vinci

RVSP Media Group - (Republic of Ireland)

Responsibilities:

Designing and developing communication plans in close cooperation with the editor-in-chief of RSVP Magazine

- Assisting in the planning and monitoring of media events and stakeholders' activities

Mar 2010Aug 2010

Journalist & Digital Journalist on EU affairs

i - National Newspaper, Portugal

Responsibilities:

- Writing news reports, longer stories and interviews on International and European Affairs

- Creating and uploading news content for the website   www.ionline.pt 

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