European affairs are more exciting than ever before. The European Union is facing major changes. How will the European Union emerge from the Covid-19 crisis? What does the Green Deal mean for climate change and innovation? What to do with Member States that undermine the rule of law? What are the next steps regarding migration, the Euro, digital sovereignty, defense and foreign relations?

Shaping Europe is an online volunteer-based platform with an optimistic outlook on the European Union. Criticism of European policy is more useful when presented together with constructive solutions. The mission of Shaping Europe is to contribute to the discussion about the EU and European policy by publishing thorough articles presented in clear language.

Would you like to contribute to the discussion about Europe, build your resume, and build a network of experts? Then join us! We are also looking for professionals who would like to contribute with their expertise and network. Interested? For applications and questions, please contact us at info@shapingeurope.eu.

NB: Shaping Europe is a volunteer-based organisation only. We do not offer any paid-for positions.

What do we offer?

  • An interesting and fun way to contribute to a better Europe 
  • A passionate team and a European network 
  • Unique opportunity to become more knowledgeable and gain experience!

We still have the following volunteering vacancies for which excellent English writing and speaking skills are required. 

Vacancies

Board Member: Fundraiser 

Shaping Europe is ambitious and wants to expand its activities and visibility. To achieve this, we need a go-getter who understands the world of fundraising. Do you have the perseverance and insight to bring us to the next level? Please reach out to info@shapingeurope.eu for questions and applications. Requirements:

  • Insight into the fundraising landscape for think tanks on European affairs
  • Experience with fundraising
  • Part-time availability (+/- 6 hours a week)

Events & Activities Organiser

We are looking for a hands-on person who loves taking initiative and bringing people together, either online or in-person. Do you enjoy networking and organising? You would work in a team of volunteers that organise panels, workshops and social activities for the Shaping Europe team. This role is key to the development of the wider visibility and networking power of Shaping Europe! Requirements:

  • Motivated to contribute to a constructive debate on Europe
  • Creativity and digital savviness (e.g. for online streaming of events)
  • Networking qualities
  • Part-time availability (+/- 4 hours a week)
  • Working together in a team and achieving milestones energises you

Interested? Please email Ruben with your resume and short motivation to apply, or send in your questions to events@shapingeurope.eu.

Content Creator for the Social Media Team

We’re looking for a hands-on social media content creator. For this role, you need to be able to combine a big sense of creativity and have an eye for the topics that our editors publish about. The content you create will be posted on our LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Your work is essential for Shaping Europe’s social media presence and branding, and the growth and visibility of our organisation. Requirements: 

  • Experience in academic and journalistic writing
  • Knowledge on the European Union and its policy
  • Proficiency in Canvas
  • Research Skills
  • Proficiency in English
  • Availability (+/- 8 hours a month)

Interested? Please email Sandra with your resume and short motivation to apply, or send in your questions to PR@shapingeurope.eu.

Social Media Manager for Twitter

Would you enjoy posting “hot takes” on important European issues in line with Shaping Europe’s values? We’re looking for a news junky who likes to jump on European developments and link them to Shaping Europe’s content on Twitter. Are you not afraid to (hash)tag a prominent figure when the situation asks for it? Your creativity and sharp mind will help us improve our visibility on this platform. Requirements:

  • Social Media experience
  • Creativity
  • Proficiency in Canvas
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Weekly availability of two hours

Interested? Please email Sandra with your resume and short motivation to apply, or send in your questions to PR@shapingeurope.eu.

Social Media Manager for Facebook

Would you enjoy building an online community for Shaping Europe on Facebook? Our Facebook presence needs to be further developed, and we need your creativity to get this started. Requirements:

  • Social Media experience, familiarity with Facebook’s tools
  • Creativity
  • Proficiency in Canvas
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Availability (+/- 8 hours a month)

Interested? Please email Sandra with your resume and short motivation to apply, or send in your questions to PR@shapingeurope.eu.

Content writer for Editorial Team (EN)

Ever thought about how people seem to hold conflicting ideas about the EU and want to change that? As an editor and writer with Shaping Europe you can! So far our diverse team has worked on broad and engaging issues related to the EU ranging from consumer protection to sustainability and international relations. Each member of our team gets to decide for themselves what they write on, making it possible for you to have a genuine impact on the topics you care about. 

We are proud of the quality of our publications and highly value a demonstrated ability to write in an engaging and informative manner. If this resonates with you, then come join us! For questions, please reach out to Marnix Vermeer via info@shapingeurope.eu. Requirements: 

  • Inspired to write articles about European policy and politics
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Creativity
  • Willing to help progress a young European think tank
  • Assertiveness to approach and work with experts (a.o. Officials, politicians, and academics
  • Availability (+/- 4 hours a week)

Interested? Please email George with your resume and short motivation to apply, or send in your questions to editors@shapingeurope.eu.

Advisory Council

  • Members Advisory Council
    • Support editorial teams with expertise
    • Leverage professional network to benefit articles and other content
    • Advise on organisational direction and process
    • Requirements:
      • Motivated to contribute to a constructive debate on Europe
      • At least five years of professional experience in a relevant area of work
      • Extensive network
      • Availability (+/- 8 hours a month)

Wish to join the Advisory Council? Please send your resume and short motivation to info@shapingeurope.eu