Managing Director @ GOPA Com
Antoine RivetManaging Director @ GOPA Com
Antoine Rivet is GOPA Com.’s Managing Director and a communication enthusiast. After working in the development and cooperation world, he embarked on a career change to specialise in public sector communication, and quickly grew from consultant to Managing Director of the cosmopolitan Brussels-based agency today. Antoine and the people at GOPA Com. are passionate about the European project and focus their work with European institutions to develop solutions to build bridges between citizens.
EU institutional anthropologist, interculturalist
Ljiljana SimicEU institutional anthropologist, interculturalist
Phd researcher in the field of international scientific multidisciplinary studies on intercultural EU image and its branding. Organisational Development consultant and trainer for EU institutions, EU Agencies, EU Delegations. Cross cultural and diversity advisers for private, public sector and NGO sector. As a trainers and consultants she has experience from many countries in team development strategies, intercultural communication, change management etc. Long - term experience with EU institutions positioned to advise, anticipate and evaluate working in multicultural teams and diversity issues. Co-author, editor in several academic books on Cross cultural Management, Cultural diversity and Cultural policies.
News Researcher @ereb
Quentin ArièsNews Researcher @ereb
Quentin Ariès has been a journalist in Brussels since 2014. After learning his craft at Politico Europe, where he followed Brexit and lobbying and where he contributed to the ‘Brussels Playbook’, he now works as a freelance journalist. Current publications include The Washington Post and Contexte. He is also Chair of Cafébabel, the participatory European magazine. He graduated from Sciences Po Grenoble (Grenoble Institute of Political Studies) and University of Kent.
PhD in Information and Communication at CELSA (Paris IV-Sorbonne) and at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL).
Nicolas BaygertPhD in Information and Communication at CELSA (Paris IV-Sorbonne) and at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL).
Nicolas BAYGERT holds a PhD in Information and Communication at CELSA (Paris IV-Sorbonne) and at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). Nicolas teaches at Sciences Po Paris, the Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent), the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and at the Institute for Higher Social Communication Studies (IHECS), where he leads PROTAGORAS, a Think Tank dedicated to political and public communication. Nicolas has a broad experience in EU public affairs: after working for a Think Thank (CEPS) and for a communication and PA agency, he joined the European Commission as communication and press officer. Since 2012, he has been working as an external consultant, providing strategic advice on political communication and PA. Nicolas keeps a blog on political communication and regularly intervenes in the media to analyse Belgian and European politics. His research interests focus on the concept of political consumerism and the emerging issues of democratic leadership, confronted with online activism and protest parties.
Programme Coordinator of the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication
Laura LeprêtreProgramme Coordinator of the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication
Project manager and expert in education, Laura is the coordinator of the Executive Master since September 2015.
Creative Facilitator & Trainer
Christopher MalapitanCreative Facilitator & Trainer
Christopher Malapitan is an independent creative facilitator and trainer based in Brussels. With many years of experience working in creative industries, he supports communities and teams to explore and unlock what drives them. From big-picture thinking to storytelling, from body movement to collaborative arts-based approaches, he applies a unique blend of innovative processes and practises to his facilitation work. www.chrismalapitan.com
Selena Doukhan / French-American Content & Social Media Strategist
Selena DoukhanSelena Doukhan / French-American Content & Social Media Strategist
After having majored in Scandinavian studies and EU project management, she began working in communication after managing a major European online consultation in 2008 for the European Commission. She then continued in that field and gained solid experience in designing and implementing corporate and institutional strategies, both offline and online. In addition to crafting tailor-made Content and Social Media strategies, she also developed training programs for a diverse audience (from French senators, to Head of Marketing/Communication in Top companies or young Social Media Managers in Parisian hospitals, etc.). A few references: the European Commission, the European Parliament, the French Senate, the French Institute, the City of Paris, the French Ministry of Defense, UNESCO-IIEP, C-40 Cities, Eurosport, ENGIE, Sephora, AXA…