European Alternatives works to promote democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation-state and imagine, demand and enact alternatives for a viable future for Europe.
WE ARE DOING THIS THROUGH:
- Articulate a radical, long-term vision of democratic, just and culturally-open politics, society and culture beyond the nation-state for Europe and for the world.
- Experiment with forms of action that contribute to transformative change in political institutions, society, the economy and imagination.
- Build the capacity, the mutual-awareness and connection of members, activists and organisations working in line with our values.
- Advance and defend human, fundamental, civic, democratic and social rights across borders.
OUR VALUES GUIDE HOW WE WORK TO PURSUE OUR MISSION:
- Transnational and local: we believe local and regional initiatives benefit from going beyond national boundaries and interests
- Transdisciplinary: we believe alternatives are generated at the intersection of disciplines and are enriched by diverse expertise and perspectives
- Creative and experimental: we believe in the power of the arts and culture to unlock imaginaries and in the necessity of acting and learning through experimentation
- Open, inclusive and feminist: we believe in a culturally open society and in diversity as a precondition for sustainable alternatives to emerge
- Empowering and participatory: we provide the space for citizens to network and ensure our activities and events give space for co-creation and participation
- Anti-eurocentric: we believe involving other parts of the world in our reflections and activities is necessary to make new alternatives emerge
Ahead of the 2024 European elections, European Alternatives is recruiting a Campaign coordinator to launch its campaign in defence of equality, democracy, migrants rights and fundamental citizens’ rights beyond borders. This campaign will be part of a larger project entitled ‘TACKLE’, and give priority to issues of anti-discrimination and migrant rights.
The campaign will specifically cover three thematics:
- Migration rights: equality and anti-discrimination
- Citizens and residents of the EU’s participation in democracy
- Climate justice and social justice for all
The campaign is two-fold: the core content and messaging will be co-designed and implemented by the Campaign Coordinator, while the Communications team will create communications material to support its dissemination.
The Campaign Coordinator will work on a daily basis with the Co-Directors, the Deputy Director, as well as with the Communications team, campaign partners and spokespeople mainly.
- Support the reflective thinking and strategic planning necessary to achieve a successful transnational campaign
- Contribute to policy proposals, particularly on anti-discrimination and migrant rights topics
- Coordinate across spokespersons of the campaign and teams of the main partner organisations to ensure fluidity of internal communication and interaction
- Seek pledges of support from candidates for the European elections
- Engage with relevant decision-makers and stakeholders and actively participate in key policy events to defend the interests of the transnational campaign
- Facilitate campaigning events, as well as strategic and impactful meetings (online and in person) and conferences gathering the main partners of the coalition to strengthen relationships and create new ones
- Support in identifying and onboarding new main partners adhering to the project of the transnational campaign, and in coordinating with like-minded other campaigns
- Liaise with media, with the support of our Communications Officer, to promote the transnational campaign and its main partners
- Collaborate in the preparation of communication products and actions
Education and work experience
- Degree in policy, EU affairs, social rights (including migration), political participation, or a related field
- At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in policy, lobbying or advocacy
- Working knowledge in the EU sector, focused on migration rights, social rights and/or political participation
Skills and knowledge
- Familiarity with the main existing EU policy instruments related to the Social Pillar (ex: the EU anti-racism Action Plan, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, anti-discrimination directives, Democracy Action Plan, Defence of Democracy Package, …) and main EU policy relating to migration and asylum
- Familiarity with main tools of democratic political participation for EU citizens and residents
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
- Integrity and the ability to work with confidential information with discretion; awareness of safeguarding considerations when working with potentially vulnerable people
- Ability to work across various teams and coordinate efforts around a campaign
- Ability to work collaboratively with staff and other organisations, especially the local partners of the campaign
- Possess oral and written communication skills in languages: fluent English is a must; fluency in at least one other European language is necessary, notably French or Italian
- Full-time or 4 days/week
- Initial period for 6 months
- Depending on contractual relationship and working time, the income range will be between 2800 and 3300 gross per month, VAT included. We are open to finding the best contractual arrangement based on residency and/or self-employed status of the candidates.
- European Alternatives has offices in Paris and Brussels. You can work in either one of these cities. Attendance in the office is compulsory one day per week
- Frequent travel is to be anticipated: up to 30% of working time
How to apply?
Send your CV and application letter to email@example.com with the object “Campaign Coordinator application” by the 23rd of February 2024.
Applications will be studied on a rolling basis.
European Alternatives is an organisation actively seeking to move through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive journey in every aspect of its work. We acknowledge that people from under-represented backgrounds aren’t included enough in the NGO sector and we are strongly committed to doing what we can to correct this. We especially want to hear from you if you feel that opportunities like this are less available to you. European Alternatives is an equal opportunities employer and particularly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, education and working experiences.