The EBU office team expands

By Antoine Fobe
Head of Campaigning, EBU.
As previously announced, a new position of Head of Campaigning was created at the EBU. I was recruited for this position and started in May. A few words to introduce myself to our Members as a new member of the EBU Office:
A dual Franco-Belgian national, I am a lawyer by training and I am specialised in EU law. I have been active in EU public affairs (lobbying, campaigning and communication) for over 20 years. My experience is essentially in the area of citizens’ rights and fundamental rights, with a variety of organisations in Brussels and in Paris.

Before joining the EBU I was employed successively by: the European Commission, to inform the public about EU legislation in the area of employment and social affairs; the European Citizens’ Action Service (ECAS), to voice the concerns of EU citizens and their associations to the EU and promote free movement of persons; Amnesty International, to influence the positions of France within the EU, the Council of Europe and the United Nations on human rights matters; the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), to lobby the EU institutions on issues such as minimum common rules for fair trials in Europe; the French data protection authority (CNIL), to influence the text of the General Data Protection Regulation.

My role will be to coordinate the overall campaigning activity of EBU. This will involve closely following the campaigns led by some of our Members, leading a couple of campaigns not yet covered and to ensure that the EBU and its campaigns are visible on Twitter. I will particularly engage with the members of the Commission for Liaising with the EU
I am looking forward to the pleasure of working with the EBU Members to further the cause of blind and partially sighted people in Europe.