Digital Policy Officer

European Partnership for Democracy
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 12

Position description

We are looking for a Digital Policy Officer to join our team in November 2020 for a minimum of 3 months. The position will lead on the creation of a Digital Policy Navigator and contribute to the fulfilment of EPDs’ goals on Democracy in the Digital Sphere (as detailed in EPD’s multiannual strategy).

Duties and responsibilities


  • Lead on the coordination and the creation of a framework for a Digital Policy Navigator with external experts, the EPD team and EPD members;
  • Contribute to research on the closing of democratic space lead by the EPD Advocacy and Communications Officer in partnership with the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy.


  • Contribute to EPD’s positioning and advocacy strategy on the Digital Services Act, with a particular focus on coalition-building, transparency of advertising, and algorithmic inspection;
  • Contribute to EPD’s advocacy work on the European Democracy Action Plan in cooperation with EPD members and external partners;
  • Follow discussions on the Rule of Law in Europe, in particular the Rule of Law mechanism.


  • Supporting the organisation of events/webinars that fall within the realm of the thematic responsibility of the officer;
  • Representing EPD at meetings with funders, partners and policymakers, as required by the Executive Director.

Programmes and fundraising

  • Fulfil reporting requirements to donors for relevant projects (e.g. Virtual Insanity) where necessary;
  • Scope for potential funding for the Policy Navigator in cooperation with the Programmes Coordinator;
  • Contribute to or lead on project proposals for relevant calls or opportunities for further funding.


  • Young professional with a minimum of 2 years of proven experience on digital policy as well as democracy issues;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Strong analytical skills and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of EU policy processes and advocacy;
  • Bachelors degree in political science or international law.

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