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
  • Relations with PES and FEPS
+32 (0) 2 282 22 43
IT, EN, FR, ES
Matthieu Hornung
Political adviser
Matthieu Hornung
Political adviser
  • Coordination of Committee’s consultative activities
  • Commission for Economic Policy (ECON)
  • UK Task Force
+32 (0) 2 282 25 78
DE, FR, EN, PL
Francesco Carteri
Political adviser
Francesco Carteri
Political adviser
  • Commission for the Environment, Climate change and Energy (ENVE)
  • Neighbourhood South
  • - Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM)
  • - Working Group on Relations with Turkey
  • Decentralised cooperation for development
+32 (0) 2 282 20 48
IT, EN, FR
Julien De Ridder
Political adviser
Julien De Ridder
Political adviser
  • Commission for Financial and Administrative Affairs (CFAA)
  • Committee of the Regions’ Bureau and Conference of Presidents
  • Management of budgetary resources
+32 (0) 2 282 23 09
FR, EN, IT
Olga Fotinou
Political adviser
Olga Fotinou
Political adviser
  • Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC)
  • Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX)
  • Subsidiarity Network and Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Relations with the Party of European Socialists (PES)
+32 (0) 2 282 20 86
EL, EN, FR, IT
Nicolas Lété
Political adviser
Nicolas Lété
Political adviser
  • Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER)
  • Commission for Natural Resources (NAT)
+32 (0) 2 282 25 40
FR, EN, ES
Bastian Meić
Political adviser
Bastian Meić
Political adviser
  • Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER)
  • Neighbourhood East and Enlargement Countries
  • - Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP)
  • - Joint Consultative Committees North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
  • - Working Group Western Balkans
+32 (0) 2 282 22 55
DE, EN, HR, NL, FR
Justus Schönlau
Political adviser
Justus Schönlau
Political adviser
  • Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX)
  • Commission for the Environment, Climate change and Energy (ENVE)
  • 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
Marguerite Artigny
Political assistant
Marguerite Artigny
Political assistant
  • PES Group meeting
  • Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER)
  • Commission for Economic Policy (ECON)
  • Commission for Natural Resources (NAT)
+32 (0) 2 282 20 47
FR, EN, DE
Katrin Mikolaiczyk
Political assistant
Katrin Mikolaiczyk
Political assistant
  • Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX)
  • Commission for the Environment, Climate change and Energy (ENVE)
  • Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC)
DE, PL, EN, FR, ES
Monica Tiberi
Press and communications adviser
Monica Tiberi
Press and communications adviser
  • Communications strategy and campaigns
  • Press relations, social media, video
  • Events
+32 (0) 2 282 23 81
IT, EN, FR
Samy Benomran
Web and events officer
Samy Benomran
Web and events officer
  • Website management and events coordination
  • PES Group visual identity and branding
+32 (0) 2 282 22 37
FR, EN, IT, ES
Gaëlle Famelaer
Communications assistant
Gaëlle Famelaer
Communications assistant
  • Communications
  • Copywriting and copy editing
  • Events
+32 (0) 2 282 22 29
FR, EN, NL
Katja Turck
Press and communications officer
Katja Turck
Press and communications officer
  • Communications and press
  • Events and publications
  • Social media
+32 (0) 2 282 21 69
DE, EN, IT, FR
Silvia Pelegrin Marugan
Communications trainee
Silvia Pelegrin Marugan
Communications trainee
+32 (0) 2 282 573
ES, CAT, EN, FR, IT

Whom to contact

Citizenship
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
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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Traineeship

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 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 Committee’s website. You will find more information and the online application form on the European Committee of the Regions 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.

Visit us

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

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 European Committee of the Regions website and specify your interest in the PES Group in the application form.

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