Tel: 0131 557 7864
Marta joined the European Parliament's Office in Scotland in November 2010 after working for almost three years as a Procurement Officer at the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg. Since her EU career started with a traineeship in the European Parliament, followed by a contract in the Contract Team of the EP External Translation Unit, she returned to the first institution. Marta is responsible for education, citizenship and outreach and organising some of the events. She also uses her previous experience in launching procurement procedures in various areas covered by the Office. Marta's interests include modern dance, theatre and music. Edinburgh seems to be a perfect place to pursue these passions.
Tel: 0131 557 7862
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.
Tel: 0131 557 7872
Jago was born in Sínt-Niklaas, Belgium. He obtained a BA Cum Laude in the Political Sciences at Ghent University and is currently completing his MA in International Politics at the same institution.
During his MA Jago spent several months in Washington DC on an award issued by Alan Blinken, United States ambassador to Belgium from 1993 to 1997. There he both studied at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars and worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies with the Washington Quarterly, their flagship journal. Before joining the Information Office in Edinburgh, Jago was working as a trainee in Brussels with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Jago speaks Dutch, French, English and German and enjoys reading. In the future he is looking to pursue a career in written journalism. To attain that goal he has been doing a lot of freelance writing, both in Dutch and English.