Up-to-the-minute newsletter on personnel changes and events.
Chokoualé Datou to Manage Edelman in Brussels
takes over from Jere Sullivan. Chokoualé Datou has 18 years of experience in EU public affairs
Laurent Chokoualé Datou has been appointed General Manager of Edelman Brussels. He
and communications, most recently as Vice Chairman of APCO Worldwide, Brussels. He was
Working Languages: EN, FR
Start date: 05.02.2009
First Solar Inc.
the EMEA region.
Mitchener to Direct Comms at First Solar Inc.
Communications for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For the past four years, Mitchener
Brandon Mitchener has joined US-based solar power company First Solar Inc. as Director of
has been a lobbyist and communications adviser with APCO Worldwide, Avisa Partners and
other clients via his own independent consulting ﬁrm. He is also a former EU and Germany correspondent with The Wall Street Journal and International Herald Tribune. Mitchener is a graduate of Wabash College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Benyacoub joins CEEP as Communications Officer
Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services (CEEP) which is one of the three Cross-
AR, EN, FR
on Industry, Research and Energy) of the EU Parliament. She previously worked as an assistant
Communications Ofﬁcer Haﬁda Benyacoub has been appointed Communications Ofﬁcer by the European Centre of Working Languages: Start date:
but will now focus on client counsel, business development and operational support across
Start date: 01.03.2009
part of the Edelman leadership team in Washington DC, will continue to be based in Brussels,
DE, EN, FR, IT
the MD of the Brussels ofﬁce of APCO Worldwide for six years. Sullivan, who was previously
sectoral Social Partners. Prior to CEEP, Benyacoub worked for the ITRE Committee (Committee in the European Commission, as a Public Relations and Communications Ofﬁcer for a public
administration in France and as a Press Ofﬁcer for a Member of the French Parliament. Benyacoub specialised in communications and information at the University of Nancy in France.
Sevinç Heads CHP Representation to the EU
to the EU
CHP is the social democratic and main opposition party of Turkey, a member of Socialist
Head of Representation
Kader Sevinç has been appointed Head of the EU Representation of the Turkish CHP Party.
International and associate member of the Party of European Socialists. Sevinç established
Working Languages: EN, TR
the CHP ofﬁce in September 2008. It was ofﬁcially inaugurated on 10 February 2009 by
Deniz Baykal, the CHP President. Sevinç previously worked in the private sector and as an
MEP adviser at the European Parliament. She has a BA in Management and Tourism and an MA in International Relations, with certiﬁcates from the Jean Monnet European Integration Programme and Harvard University.
Viaene appointed Partner at Stibbe
aene focuses on European and Belgian competition law and various aspects of EU law (li-
Hendrik Viaene has been appointed Partner at the Brussels ofﬁce of the Stibbe law ﬁrm. Vi-
EN, FR, NL
cences, various regulated sectors, etc.) With regard to European law, Viaene represents
clients before the Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance, the European Commission, national courts and administrative authorities. He studied law at the University of Ghent and
obtained the certiﬁcate of Master of Laws in European Law at King’s College, University of London. Viaene began his careerIn 1999, he started as a trainee in Stibbe’s Brussels ofﬁce.
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Events: highlights of the week ahead 02 MARCH
With Croatia on the threshold of EU member-
The UniCredit Group host this high-level dis-
Could Balkan newcomers to NATO & the EU affect the security of the West?
Financial Inclusion for Migrants: A Win-Win Situation?
ship, and Albania and the Former Yugoslav Re-
cussion on ﬁnancial inclusion for migrants.
public of Macedonia headed for NATO too, the
Philippe Legrain, Visiting Fellow at the London
day when Balkan countries will have an impor-
School of Economics and Political Science, and
tant inﬂuence on Western security policies is
author of “Immigrants: Your Country Needs
fast approaching. How great is the risk that old
Them” will join the discussion, and closing re-
enmities will spill over into wider policy areas?
marks will be provided by Charie McCreevy.
Security and Defence Agenda (SDA),
EIM Annual Conference
How does the EU research system address the
The evolution of the internet has the capacity
an Rail Infrastructure Managers enables senior
challenges we face? What is the place of citi-
ing, infrastructure owning and OEM companies to discuss strategy and future projects with their peers, industry experts and worldwide suppliers of innovative solutions.
Musée du Cinquantenaire
European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM),
Subtitled “Structuring the Future of Europe‘s
executives from leading European train operat-
La Bibliothèque Solvay
Civil Society: Motor or Obstacle to Research?
Railways”, the annual conference of the Europe-
zens and civil society? Is it merely to take part
in public debates on scientiﬁc and technological issues or should civil society be involved in
setting the research agenda? Janez Potocnik (above), Commissioner for Science and Research, joins the debate.
The Greens /European Free Alliance, European Parliament, Salon des Membres
5th annual Growth and Innovation Day
to drive innovation that has never been seen
before. However, the new industry can only ﬂourish if today’s inventor and tomorrow’s
entrepreneur are empowered to succeed. Through the right investments, Europe can strengthen tomorrow’s world leaders.
Microsoft EBC for European Innovation,
Avenue des Nerviens 85
05 - 07 MARCH
CEPS Annual Conference 2009
Subtitled “The Quest for European Leadership”,
ALDE World Congress: Freedom of Scientific Research
pean Policy Studies hosts the French Minister
be addressed at the meeting, from political
the annual conference of the Centre for Euro-
Different aspects of freedom of research will
for Agriculture and Fisheries, Michel Barnier
manipulation of science to the relationship
(right), as well as Roberto Nicastro, Deputy
between science and religion; from bioethics
CEO, UniCredit Group.
advocates and Nobel prize winners will participate in this high-level congress.
Happy Birthday Glenis Willmott European
Parliamentary Labour Party
Alliance of Liberal and Democrats for Europe,
CEPS, Palais d’Egmont,
8 Place du Petit Sablon
to reproductive medicine. Prominent patient
Dr. Ingeborg Gräßle MEP, 02.03.1961
Brian Crowley MEP, 04.03.1964
Vladimír Čelezný MEP, 03.03.1945
Anne van Lancker MEP, 04.03.1954
Johannes Blokland MEP, 05.03.1943
Carlo Casini MEP, 04.03.1935
Marcello Vernola MEP, 04.03.1961
Georgios Papastamkos MEP, 05.03.1955
Paul Verges MEP, 05.03.1925
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the Head of Unit and the Head of Sector and
multisectoral association for co-operation
Finance, Administration & Organisational Support Officer
currently looking for a Project Ofﬁcer to work
tion (ILGA) is inviting applications for the
Within the Marco Polo Unit and reporting to in close cooperation with a team of other
project ofﬁcers, the project ofﬁcer will be in charge of the management and follow-up of a pool of operational projects.
and development of mountain territories. It is
on projects within the association, as well as provide advice and guidance to the Director on activities.
The International Lesbian and Gay Associaposition of Finance, Administration and Organisational Support Ofﬁcer. The secretariat
includes three other staff and it provides co-
ordination and support to the ILGA network.
Organisation: EACI Location: Brussels
Description: Euromontana is the European
Policy Coherence for Development Officer
Looking to recruit?
for Relief and Development, is currently ad-
at leveraging private and public investment in
the sector of embedded systems in Europe, is
sionals in Brussels and Europe – place an ad-
CONCORD, the European NGO Confederation vertising for a Policy Coherence for Develop-
ment Ofﬁcer. The role of the Policy Ofﬁcer is to support and to facilitate CONCORD working groups and processes related to the issue of Policy Coherence for Development (PCD).
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