After some years, I felt it was time to join a more Europe-focused work environment and I was lucky enough to work in two Danish organisations bridging the gap between citizens and the European Union.
First, I found work at the Danish organisation DEO (Democracy in Europe Organisation). DEO informs Danish citizens about what is going on in the EU and facilitates citizens to participate in debates about the EU.
What I really liked about my job at DEO was meeting citizens and debating EU. Other highlights included the chance to meet interesting speakers and learn about topics from biodiversity to EU labour market policy.
Next, I worked at Europe Direct Odense that forges links between the European Commission and the citizens in Odense, Denmark's third largest city. Citizens can contact Europe Direct with all sorts of questions. Among other tasks, I worked on setting up the international Baltic Sea Network where Europe Direct Centres around the Baltic Sea cooperate on EU events targeting citizens.