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European Dignity Watch

European Dignity Watch (EDW) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Brussels founded in 2010. EDW defends the most vital foundations of a free society: fundamental freedoms and responsibility, marriage and the family, and the protection of life from conception to natural death. EDW informs, educates, and equips stakeholders in Europe to make a difference in public life, defending freedom, family, and life.

EDW is active at the European level and works in close contact with the European institutions.

Mission Statement

European Dignity Watch (EDW) advocates and protects free and just societies which are based on and depend on the importance of fundamental freedoms, the family, and the right to life. We defend these as the foundations of any democratic society.

We advocate for fundamental freedoms, which bring about certain rights and duties. In our activities, we focus on the freedom to act according to one’s conscience and to express one’s opinion, and to act according to a specific faith or belief, not only privately but also publicly. We also defend the freedom of parents to educate their children according to their values.

We seek to protect the family, an institution which is based on and respects the complementarity of man and woman cultivating a stable relationship as the basis of a family life. We affirm the family as the best place for children and adults to learn and cultivate love, mutual respect, and solidarity, and we recognize the contributions of the family to the creation of future generations and a prosperous society. In this regard, we defend marriage as the best way to achieve these goals.

We defend the right to life of every human being, beginning at conception and ending with natural death. We advocate this right as the first and most basic right in a just society, and work to see that society recognizes the inherent dignity of every human person, regardless of his or her concrete circumstances. Consequently, we work for the protection and the promotion of the dignity of the human person from which every other human right derives.

We regard these principles as inscribed in and derived from the common nature of every person, and consider them as necessary and stabilizing elements of our modern societies. These principles can be recognized by everyone regardless of one’s faith or beliefs, and we consider them essential to live together in a pluralistic society.

Our Work

European Dignity Watch focuses on communications and training programmes with regard to the EU developments on freedom, family and life.

Online Communications

EDW raises awareness about and provides information on developments in the EU regarding freedom, family, and life.

Most stakeholders in these areas work at the national level and need first-hand information on the most recent EU developments. By providing them with updates, information, and analysis, EDW seeks to help them get more involved in advocacy efforts and become more effective in their work – and in the process encourage others to do the same.

Training Programmes

Through its training programmes, EDW educates people and strengthens the capacity of those who are active in the public square in Europe. Our training programmes provide activists with substantive formation on the issues of the day, and help them develop the skills they need to increase their influence and efficacy – in areas such as campaign management, strategic communications, and organisational strategy.

EDW’s main training programme is the European Advocacy Academy, a semi-annual, international, political training event. In the longer term, EDW will also offer exclusive webinars, interviews, and year-round mentoring programmes with key legal, policy, and advocacy experts.

Our Team

Staff Members

Roxana Stanciu

Executive Director

is in charge of EDW’s strategy and programmes, and monitors the potential impacts of EU developments on fundamental freedoms, family, and life issues. She was born in Romania and has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Psychology. Before joining EDW, she worked in advocacy, media, and training, and managed various projects both in Romania and at the international level.

Maja Vargic

Outreach Manager

is in charge of Fundraising Strategy and Social Media Management at EDW. She was born in Croatia and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Strategy and Business Planning.  Before joining EDW, Maja worked as Brand Manager and Social Media Manager for various organisations. She is one of the founders of World Youth Alliance Croatia and served as a Board Member of European Christian Political Youth.

Board Members

Jorge Soley
Climent

is a Spanish economist with an MBA from IESE Business School. He currently serves as Executive Manager for South America for a large Spanish textbook publisher. His previous roles include the management of several Spanish schools and universities held by the Fundación San Pablo CEU. He has also lectured widely in economics. Jorge is married and the father of six children. He is a founding member of European Dignity Watch.

Sophia
Kuby

holds a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from the Hochschule für Philosophie in Munich. She is founding member of European Dignity Watch and used to be the Executive Director of the organisation for five years (2010-2014). She currently serves as Director of EU Advocacy of ADF International in Brussels.

Alvino-Mario
Fantini

is a freelance writer, editor, and communications consultant. He graduated from Dartmouth College and holds graduate degrees in international development, public policy, and financial journalism. He has previously worked for various private sector companies and international organisations in the US, Asia, South America, and Europe. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The European Conservative, and a Member of the Board of The Dartmouth Review and the Center for European Renewal.

Guillaume de
Thieulloy

is a French journalist and writer. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and is the director of Nouvelles de France, Salon beige and L’Observatoire de la christianophobie. He is well known for promoting human dignity, religious freedom, and family values through his many online publications. He is a former staff member of the Vice-President of the French Senate, Jean-Claude Gaudin.

Gabriel
Cabău

is a trade policy analyst for the World Bank in London. He has worked in organisational development, strategic planning, and project management at the international level, and is the founder and former CEO of an IT company in London. He holds a Master’s degree in macroeconomics from the University of Groningen, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania.

Kjetil
Fyllingen

has been working as a social media and online communications specialist since the launch of Facebook and Twitter. He is currently in charge of online project management, e-learning, and communications and social media for three different organisations in Norway. He studied media and worldview at NLA Mediehøgskolen Gimlekollen.

Internship

What is the EDW
Internship?

The European Dignity Watch internship offers an exciting opportunity for those passionate about EDW’s mission to work with partners at all levels of influence in the European Union. The internship is designed so that from Day One, you will be given responsibility for real work.

What are the objectives
of the Internship?

To train individuals so that they learn about the workings of European Institutions, and acquire the networking and communications skills they need in order to defend the three most vital pillars of society: freedom, family, and the right to life.

To support EDW’s team with tasks ranging from drafting communications to attending sessions in the European Parliament to organizing training programmes.

To help individuals who strongly believe in the aims and ideals of EDW develop the confidence and ability to have an impact at different levels.

Who are we
looking for?

From the beginning, our interns will be presented with a large amount of information which they will be required to analyse and summarize for a variety of audiences. Interns will need to be able to assimilate and understand complex texts, network with other stakeholders, and identify key areas of interest. We are therefore looking for a candidate with the following skills:

 Excellent verbal and written skills in English.

 Good knowledge of the European Institutions.

 Strong analytical and organizational skills, and a practical approach to problem-solving.

 A pro-active, efficient, and motivated person who is also flexible and a team player.

 Excellent communication skills.

Information

Internships usually last 3 months. If you are interested in a longer internship (6-12 months), please specify this in your cover letter. You should apply 4-6 months prior to your desired starting date.

A 3-month internship is generally unpaid, but we will cover travel expenses to and from Brussels. Living arrangements will need to be made separately by the intern. In certain cases, a contribution to housing and living costs can be arranged.

If you wish to apply, please send the following to: office(at)europeandignitywatch.org

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Two Recommendation Letters