Discerning the Belgian social media sphere from the Eurobubble: mission impossible?

Follow @marcoRecorder When analyzing the social media sphere in Belgium I always find it hard to differentiate the Eurobubble from the "real" Belgian environment. Belgium has a very active and engaged online population, with users from many segments of society. In addition to politicians and journalists, many entrepreneurs, consultants and professors active on social media. … Continue reading Discerning the Belgian social media sphere from the Eurobubble: mission impossible?

Interview with Berlaymonster

Follow @marcoRecorder Inhabitants of the Eurobubble know this little hairy figure very well. He's there to drink gin, eat gravy and bash EU affairs. Many know his videos and his Twitter account which was even endorsed by EC spokesperson Olivier Bailly as "really good fun." Enough about what we think we know about him. Let the … Continue reading Interview with Berlaymonster

Interview with captain Europe

Follow @marcoRecorder It's a bird, no it's an aeroplane, no it's a eurocrat, nooooooooo it's Captain Europe. For the inhabitants of the Eurobubble, Captain Europe is not an outsider. Captain Europe, mild mannered civil servant by day and superhero... well, mostly at weekends and at other times on request. This is the description you can … Continue reading Interview with captain Europe

Too much for too little… the death of a Bank of America intern must herald reform of the internship industry

Follow @marcoRecorder This letter from the European Youth Forum has been widely circulated around various business in Brussels. The tragic death of Moritz Erhardt, a German student who was working at Bank of America as part of a summer internship programme, has sparked huge debate over the exploitation of young graduates in Europe especially as … Continue reading Too much for too little… the death of a Bank of America intern must herald reform of the internship industry

The 5 prototypes of security guards in the #Eurobubble

Follow @marcoRecorder A colleague of mine recently flagged me a great Irish movie called the The Guard. It's an Irish comedy about a police officer in the West of the country playing subtly with stereotypes and prejudices about the Irish society. This movie made me think about security guards in the Eurobubble. All EU institutions … Continue reading The 5 prototypes of security guards in the #Eurobubble

Il y a… un “truc” européen

Follow @marcoRecorder For those living, working and jogging in the realm of European public affairs, it is well known how Eurobubblers basically create their own dimension and try to differentiate themselves from the outer world (the actual Bruxellois). Everyone here in BXL is super qualified with Masters Degrees or PhDs, everyone speaks 5-6 languages (apart … Continue reading Il y a… un “truc” européen

The 7 profiles of Eurobubble football players

As I explained in an earlier post, futsall in the Eurobubble is a matter of life and death. Participating in a Eurobubble futsall game reaches the same level of PR skills required to attend drinks afert a Commission's cabinet meeting. Like in every networking event, you can always identify some profiles that usually go around … Continue reading The 7 profiles of Eurobubble football players

Futsal in the Eurobubble: the thin line between life and death

This article was also published on The Eurobubble I remember when I was in university how easy it was to organize a football tournament. You ask people to make teams, someone brings a ball and the winners get to troll the losers for the rest of the academic year. As simple as that. Well, things … Continue reading Futsal in the Eurobubble: the thin line between life and death

The 1 year in Brussels crisis

Coming back from holidays spent in warm, welcoming, good-food-rich exotic places, experts have remarked the fast spreading of a new disease which is promptly and dramatically afflicting a copious amount of the young neo-Bruxellois population. The 1-year-in-Brussels disease strikes mainly young professionals employed in the third sector in both private and public sphere. The first … Continue reading The 1 year in Brussels crisis