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Who's Who in the European Parliament Information Office in the UK - Edinburgh Office

 

Per Johansson

Tel: 0131 557 7865
Per.Johansson@europarl.europa.eu

Per grew up in the west Swedish region of Värmland and studied Law, psychology and German at the University of Göteborg before moving to Germany to complete a post-graduate programme at the European Institute of Saarland University.

Having started his career as a trainee Judge in the Swedish courts he moved to Brussels where he worked as an EU-affairs consultant before joining the European Civil Service. After 5 years in the European Commission and the European Data Protection Supervisor he is delighted to work for the European Parliament in Edinburgh as Head of Office.

Per speaks Swedish, English, German, French, Norwegian and Danish. After office hours you will often find him somewhere on the football pitch, on the ice rink or attending rock concerts. He also enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.

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Helen Ross

Tel: 0131 557 7862
Helen.Ross@europarl.europa.eu

Helen was born in Inverness, grew up in Morayshire and graduated with a MA in European Studies from Aberdeen University. After graduation, she moved to Brussels to work for the European Trade Union Confederation, but in 2005 was recruited to work in the European Parliament in DG Internal Policies.

Since then she has also gained experience in the European Commission, as well as the European External Action Service and, after more than 10 years in Brussels, was thrilled at the opportunity to return home to Scotland in May 2013 to take up the position of Communications Assistant.

Helen speaks French, German and Spanish and enjoys travelling, photography and yoga.

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Lorena Cotza

Tel: 0131 557 7866
lorena.cotza@europarl.europa.eu

Lorena Cotza was born in Sardinia (Italy), but she has been living in the UK for the past five years.
She is an MA International Journalism graduate from Cardiff University and she loves writing about human rights, international development and social issues.
In 2013 she went volunteering in Honduras, where she worked on a three-month project on women's rights and environmental sustainability.

During the European Elections in 2014, she worked with the Media and Diversity Institute on a project to engage young people, promote inclusive attitudes and fight xenophobic speech.