A few lessons from the European Digital Advocacy Summit

@marcoRecorder Digital advocacy is assuming an increasingly important role in Brussels. What’s working to engage European policymakers? Can social media platforms help you find other advocates? Which tools work best? These were some of the questions addressed at the latest European Digital Advocacy Summit in Brussels, organised by the Public Affairs Council. At the event, … Continue reading A few lessons from the European Digital Advocacy Summit

The streets of Brussels are dirty, really dirty

Follow @marcoRecorder "Expats who work for EU institutions in Brussels have few Belgian friends, think the city is "dirty" and plan to go home when their job ends." This is what an article on the EUObserver (by Andrew Rettman) says .This is one of the most recurring comments by expats living in Brussels. “This city … Continue reading The streets of Brussels are dirty, really dirty

Interview with Bad Service Belgium

Follow @marcoRecorder In a couple of posts already I have bashed Belgium's appalling services and the notorious mobility problems that afflict the city by interviewing the famous @STIB_fail Twitter account. In an effort to investigate on people's reaction about the poor Belgian service culture, I talked to another Twitter account's manager who collects all these … Continue reading Interview with Bad Service Belgium

A few lessons from #Europcom 2013

Follow @marcoRecorder I only managed to attend one panel at this year’s Europcom. I really like this event. The topics are always very interesting and the participants' level of expertise is always quite high. I noticed that comms2point0, a regular invitee to this event, made a very good and comprehensive summary of both day one … Continue reading A few lessons from #Europcom 2013

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 #RocktheUnion: raise awareness about the 2014 European Parliament elections

Follow @marcoRecorder I recently found out about "Rock the Union" ,a project intended to raise awareness about the coming European Parliament elections 2014. Together with a team of 5 people plus bus driver, Hans Mund the project's manager wants to go through all 28 EU Member States in an old English Routemaster between October 14th … Continue reading Interview with #RocktheUnion: raise awareness about the 2014 European Parliament elections

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