European Affairs Analyst

Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 03

Position description

The Center for Democracy and Technology is looking for a talented and dedicated professional to help advance its European policy work. Our new colleague will be part of CDT’s European Affairs team and will be based in Brussels.

CDT has been active in European and international technology policy since 2013. CDT engages in a wide range of European policy debates, including electronic communications/net neutrality, copyright and intellectual property, free expression, internet governance, government surveillance and law enforcement access to data, encryption, and data protection policy pertaining to the commercial sector.

Our European Affairs team interfaces with the European institutions, European Member State governments, and international organisations such as the Council of Europe and the OECD. The team works closely with CDT’s teams of specialists and experts in our headquarters.


CDT is a leading nonprofit public interest organization, working at the cutting edge of digital rights policy. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT engages in a variety of strategies to enhance free expression and privacy, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT works on legislation, participates in agency rule-makings, engages in litigation, and fosters consensus-building among public interest and private sector stakeholders. CDT in headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit our About page.


  • Monitoring and analysing legislative and policy processes;
  • Advising CDT staff and leadership on strategy/tactics;
  • Researching, drafting of policy positions, blogposts, articles etc.;
  • Assisting in organising meetings, debates, events etc.;
  • Identifying and engaging platforms to advance CDT priority issues;
  • Engaging with social media platforms to increase visibility to CDT output and positions.


  • Strong relevant academic background, e.g. European law, political science, European/international studies etc.;
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of European institutions, politics and policy making;
  • Around 3-4 years’ experience from NGOs, companies, consultancies, law firms, European institutions, international organisations, think tanks, trade associations;
  • Strong interest in and alignment with CDT’s core issues;
  • Experience and background in technology policy. Curiosity and understanding of emerging trends in technology and the benefits and questions they raise for citizens, society and economy;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken English indispensable. Fluency in other European languages is a significant advantage;
  • An entrepreneurial and collaborative working style.


  • Compensation commensurate with background and qualifications.

Application instructions

Please send a short cover letter and a resume. Deadline: Open until filled.

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