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Europe’s MediaLab also offers the possibility to become a volunteer Senior Fellow and bring expertise in media policy to foster a healthy media ecosystem. A Senior Fellow is an experienced professional who wishes to contribute to the mission of the MediaLab through a reduced time-commitment, but a high impact on the media sector.
Marc Sundermann, Senior Fellow (LinkedIn Profile): He has worked for Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA since January 2012, when he joined the Bertelsmann Brussels Liaison Office as Manager Government Relations. In 2018, he was a member of the EU High-Level Expert Group on disinformation. In 2016, he became Head of the Brussels Liaison office and as of 2018 he was Senior Vice President Government Relations (until February 2020). Before joining Bertelsmann he was senior legal counsel for Europe for IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry). Prior roles included Director of Legal and Business Affairs of Pias Entertainment group as well as Head of Legal and Business Affairs for eastwest records Germany (Warner music group).
Bart Becks, Senior Fellow (LinkedIn Profile): Bart Becks is Executive Chairman of EURACTIV Media Network and founder of angel.me, the platform to finance and stimulate creativity and entrepreneurs. Previously, he was CEO of Belgacom Skynet. Additionally, Bart was involved as investor, advisor or entrepreneur at various startups, such as Showpad, Storify, Mobile Vikings, Netlog, and others. He was also the Chairman of Belgium based research and incubation center iMinds.
Pedro Ortun, Senior Fellow (LinkedIn Profile): Industrial engineer, specialised in Chemistry and in Industrial Organisation, with a Doctorate in Business Administration. He was Director in charge of Tourism, Textile and Fashion Industries and of the ICT and Key Enabling Technologies at DG Enterprise and Industry (European Commission).
Julian Oliver, Senior Fellow (LinkedIn Profile): Economist and former Vice-President at American Express Europe, he is advising EURACTIV. Specialties: Cross-border negotiations, Corporate governance, Access and influencer with EU institutions, Experienced EU Project Director.
Luciano Morganti (LinkedIn Profile): Professor and Senior researcher at the VUB/ES in the Communication Department, he teaches in the international master New Media and Society in Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Previously, he has been a professor at Vesalius College and has been teaching in universities and programmes at La Sapienza – Roma, the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin and La Cattolica – Milano and the College of Europe Development Office.
Other Senior Fellows are being considered.
Any enquiries: Christophe Leclercq, fondateur AT euractiv.com
Europe’s Medialab (Fondation EURACTIV) offers paid internships
We offer paid internship opportunities to young professionals in Brussels. Since its creation, Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV) has supported training of over 100 recent graduates, who have found their work placement a great enhancement to their professional careers.
The internships last between a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months. Starting dates vary throughout the year – all positions are available on the EURACTIV jobsite.
- Interns will have a supervisor, responsible for the tasks and guidance;
- Additionally, they will receive a thorough induction related to the tasks at hand and the company;
- We provide coaching and mentoring if required, as well as quarterly evaluations and feedback on progress;
- Mobility or transfer may be possible between teams skills provided.