We are looking for a highly motivated young professional to join the Permanent Secretariat Team in Brussels, and support the implementation of our increasing number of projects and initiatives dealing with the transition towards the “Tourism of Tomorrow”
Are you ready to gain a sound experience in connecting both the European and territorial tourism agendas, translate targets into projects and maximise the opportunities of the interregional cooperation? Do you have proven track record of European decision-making process, but also a proactive, methodical and dynamic attitude to work smoothly in a small team?
If so, you are ready for applying to be our next colleague!
NECSTouR, the Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism, gathers 40 regional tourism authorities, academic organisations and representatives of sustainable tourism business associations covering 20 countries of the European Economic Area.
To implement our increasing number of projects and initiatives dealing with the transition towards the “Tourism of Tomorrow” we are looking for a policy and projects assistant to join our Permanent Secretariat Team based in Brussels.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Policy and Projects Assistant’s mission will be to represent the NECSTouR members to the European Institutions connecting them to the European tourism agenda, policy initiatives and projects.
- Monitor the tourism-related policy developments and funding opportunities matching with the members’ profile and interest.
- Draft weekly briefings accordingly, reply to members’ queries and facilitate their participation in those initiatives.
- Promote the members’ good practices in the European Arena by ensuring participation to key forums and bilateral meetings among other.
- Contribute to maintain and increase the engagement with EU officials, Members of the European Parliament and Tourism Stakeholders, maximising the networking opportunities for members.
- Support the network’s response to public consultations and elaboration of policy papers.
- Organise working group discussions, project development meetings, informative sessions and conferences, preparing the necessary materials before, during and afterwards.
- Assistance in the management of the network’s current projects.
- Support the team on a range of management-related tasks.
This is your place if you:
- Are graduated in European Politics/International Relations/Law;
- Have a sound knowledge of the European Institutions, their working method and the European decision-making process;
- Have a basic knowledge of European Programmes (such us Interreg, Horizon Europe, Single Market), its mechanisms of procurement and reporting;
- Are familiar with Regional Authorities lobbying activities;
- Own a perfect command of English (native or similar). Good knowledge of an official EU-langue other than French, Spanish or Italian is an asset;
- Know what means being a polyvalent, methodical, and proactive person and you are able to work smoothly in a team adopting a dynamic and solutions-oriented attitude.
- Include good research, writing and strong IT skills in your portfolio, including use of Microsoft Office and social media
Experience in a network or an international organisation, knowledge of the European Cohesion Policy and Smart Specialisation Strategies, as well as a clear understanding of what sustainable tourism policies mean will be considered as an asset.
NECSTouR is happy to offer the opportunity to:
- Gain a sound experience in connecting both the European and territorial tourism agendas, translate targets into projects and maximise the opportunities of the interregional cooperation.
- Be part of a pool of high-ranking tourism managers, academics, and European stakeholders all committed to sustainable tourism development;
- Work in a dynamic, multinational, and multicultural environment;
- Develop personal responsibility and initiative;
- Gain valuable experience in an international professional environment.
Kind of contract
Professional Immersion Contract (CIP) of 6 months minimum, starting as soon as the candidate is selected in the winter 2022.
The position is based in Brussels for 5 days (37,6 hours) per week.
How to apply
- Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter no later than 14th of February to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put your surname and "Policy and Projects Assistant" in the object of your email.
- Candidates must be able to certify with official documents any information provided in their CV and cover letter.