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Magdalena Tashkova

Self-directed, organised and efficient performer

Personal Profile

An enthusiastic, dedicated and versatile young person with an international academic background and strong work ethic. Highly motivated, reliable and socially perceptive. A clear and articulate communicator, who thrives in a team-oriented environment and actively searches for ways to foster collaboration in the workplace.

Experienced in analysis, research and communications as well as community engagement in the context of non-profit and youth political organisations (Red Cross, Europæisk Ungdom, IUC-Europe). Able to carry out various tasks of administrative and logistical nature while paying due diligence to detail and accuracy. Highly organised and coordinated in my approach, I bring structure and order, and maintain commitment to goals even in the face of obstacles and frustrations. Able to cope extremely well under pressure, prioritising workloads and taking additional shifts when the necessity arises.

Seeking a challenging role,  where my existing skills and qualifications will add value from the outset, whilst I continue to further develop my expertise and knowledge in this field.

Work History

Feb 2016Present

Head of Secretariat

IUC-Europe, Copenhagen

Providing focus and direction to subordinates; Updating work colleagues on new initiatives and related issues; Manage and support the work of the NGO; Support distribution of external materials for internal
audiences; Have a large role in driving engagement on the NGO's social media pages; Monitoring and maintaining the website of the NGO; Reviewing and compiling a set of "best practices" for the organisation to build upon when carrying out future projects; "Hands on" engagement with excellent communication, drafting and analytical skills; Tending to various other tasks.

Oct 2015Feb 2016

News Editor

IUC-Europe, Copenhagen

Write, edit and publish monthly briefs; Select the stories which have real news value and can be considered important by the readers of IUC- Europe's webpage; Co-ordinate the content of news with the executive- director of IUC-Europe; Manage IUC's social media platforms; Assist in the dissemination of information about ongoing projects; Participate in training seminars & report findings and best practices; Clerical work.

Apr 2015Feb 2016

Chairman of Europæisk Ungdom Syddanmark

Europæisk Ungdom

Prepare and supervise board meetings; Draft proposals for improvements and adjustments to the political and structural layout of the section I am responsible for; Organise events and social functions; Manage recruitment; Ensure that regular, consistent communication takes places between the local section and the national board; Ensure that members involved in a project or group effort are kept informed about developments and plans; Use multiple channels or means to communicate important messages to the members (e.g., memos, newsletters, meetings, electronic mail); Co- ordinate events with partner organisations; Administer the social media groups and pages; Contribute to the monthly organisational newsletter; Continuously review and manage team performance.

Nov 2014Sep 2015

Freelance Blogger

Access to Knowledge Network (A2K), Sønderborg

Conducting research on post-grad employment, interviewing successful graduates who have entered the labour market and blog about their experience in the professional field they have chosen.

Apr 2015Aug 2015

Refugees Activities Planner

Red Cross Sønderborg

Assist with activities' planning for young Syrian refugees in Sønderborg, Denmark; Promote and participate in events.


Sep 2012Feb 2015

Master of Social Sciences in International Security and Law

University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Key Courses: Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to International Law, The Laws of War, International Prosecution of War Crimes, International Organisations, The Ethics of War and Peace, New Wars and Conflicts, Human Security and the Building of Peace, etc.

Sep 2008Jun 2012

Bachelor of Social Sciences in European Studies

University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg

Key Courses: Marketing, Business IT, Intercultural Business Communication, Organisational Behaviour, Cultural Analysis, Policy Analysis, European Identity & Culture, Qualitative Inquiry, International Politics, Project Development, European Institutions and European law, Competitive Strategy of Regions, etc.

Additional Information

My personal interests include: reading, photography, travelling, socialising with friends, hiking.

I enjoy attending skills-building seminars and conferences on subjects of research interest to me. I have participated in such activities in Oslo, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Thessaloniki, Sofia, etc.