Secretariat

Jordi Harrison
Secretary-General
Jordi Harrison
Secretary-General
+32 (0) 2 282 23 12
FR, EN, ES, IT
Chiara Malagodi
Deputy Secretary-General
Chiara Malagodi
Deputy Secretary-General
  • HR Management
  • Coordination of PES Group activities
+32 (0) 2 282 22 43
IT, EN, FR, ES
Gaëlle Famelaer
Office Manager
Gaëlle Famelaer
Office Manager
  • Administrative, HR and budgetary management of the secretariat​
+32 (0) 2 282 22 29
FR, EN, NL
Myriam Piny
Administrative assistant
Myriam Piny
Administrative assistant
+32 (0) 2 282 24 52
DE, FR, EN, IT
Matthieu Hornung
Political Adviser
Matthieu Hornung
Political Adviser
  • Coordination of CoR consultative activities
  • ECON commission
  • EU2020 Strategy
+32 (0) 2 282 25 78
DE, FR, EN, PL
Francesco Carteri
Political Assistant
Francesco Carteri
Political Assistant
  • CoR consultative activities
  • CoR commissions & Plenary sessions
+32 (0) 2 282 20 48
IT, EN, FR
Aliona Fornea
Political Adviser
Aliona Fornea
Political Adviser
  • COTER & NAT commissions
+32 (0) 2 282 25 70
RO, FR, EN, RU, ES
Olga Fotinou
Political Adviser
Olga Fotinou
Political Adviser
  • SEDEC commission
  • Relations with the Party of European Socialists (PES)
+32 (0) 2 282 20 86
EL, EN, FR, IT
Bastian Meíć
Political Adviser
Bastian Meíć
Political Adviser
  • CoR commission for financial and administrative affairs
  • CoR working group on EU budget
  • Management of budgetary resources
+32 (0) 2 282 22 55
DE, EN, HR, NL, FR
Santiago Mondragón
Political Adviser
Santiago Mondragón
Political Adviser
  • CIVEX commission (External Relations and Enlargement)
  • Working groups and JCCs with candidate countries
  • CORLEAP - Eastern Partnership
  • ARLEM - Mediteranean cooperation
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83
ES, EN, FR, IT
Justus Schönlau
Political Adviser
Justus Schönlau
Political Adviser
  • CIVEX (Citizenship, Governance, Institutional Affairs) & ENVE commissions
  • PES Climate Change Network
  • Relations with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)
  • Subsidiarity monitoring network
+32 (0) 2 282 22 27
DE, EN, IT, FR
Monica Tiberi
Press & Communications Adviser
Monica Tiberi
Press & Communications Adviser
  • PES Group Communication strategy
  • Social media officer
+32 (0) 2 282 23 81
IT, EN, FR
Samy Benomran
Web & Events Officer
Samy Benomran
Web & Events Officer
  • Website management and events coordination
  • PES Group visual identity and branding
  • Photo competition
+32 (0) 2 282 22 37
FR, EN, IT, ES
Katja Turck
Press & Communications Officer
Katja Turck
Press & Communications Officer
  • Press releases, web editor
  • Events and publications
  • Relations with Young European Socialists (YES) and PES Activists
+32 (0) 2 282 21 69
DE, EN, IT, FR
Marguerite Artigny
Trainee
Marguerite Artigny
Trainee
+32 (0) 2 282 25 73
FR, EN, DE

Whom to contact

Cohesion policy
Justus Schonlau
+32 (2) 282 2227
+32 482 2227
Justice
Jordi Harrison
+32 (0) 2 282 23 12
Agriculture
Chiara Malagodi
+32 (0) 2 282 22 43
Constitutional affairs
Gaëlle Famelaer
+32 (0) 2 282 22 29
Fisheries and Maritime affairs
Matthieu Hornung
+32 (0) 2 282 25 78
Rural Development
Katja Turck
+32 (0) 2 282 21 69
Economic policy
Aliona Fornea
+32 (0) 2 282 25 70
Citizenship
Olga Fotinou
+32 (0) 2 282 20 86
+32 42 282 20 86
Environment
Bastian Meíć
+32 (0) 2 282 22 55

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Traineeships:
Are you interested in gaining your first work experience with us? Here are the opportunities available to you:

Paid traineeships

Every year, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) offers a limited number of university graduates a five-month paid traineeship:

  • from 16 February to 15 July (spring session)
  • from 16 September to 15 February (autumn session)

Please note that applications have to be made through the CoR website. You will find more information and the online application form on the CoR Website.

Please remember to specify the PES Group in your application. You will have the possibility to do so in the "Preference" section of the online form.

Short-term study visits
Students who have obtained at least a Bachelor's degree have the opportunity to undertake a short-term study visit.

In order to apply for a short-term study visit, please contact the PES Group Secretariat.

If you are interested in knowing more about our political work at the European Committee of the Regions and learning about the role of cities and regions in shaping the European Union, you can book a visit through the CoR website and specify your interest in the PES Group in the application form.

Group of the Party of European Socialists in the European Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard 101
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium
+32 (0) 2 282 22 23
+32 (0) 496 499 217
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