Intern to the Working Party of Foreign Relations Councillors (RELEX)
Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU
The RELEX Working Party of the Council of the European Union deals with financial,legal and institutional aspects of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). This placement allowed me to specialise in counter-terrorist sanctions, tying in well with my Master thesis. My tasks not only consisted of supporting the Netherlands' delegation to the Working Party by preparing, minute taking and delivering high quality reports on its meetings, but also included representing the Netherlands in both informal and formal Council meetings, and personally delivering the Netherlands position on complex CFSP matters to the other EU Member States.