With the European construction, the EU has acquired a growing role in the world and within its borders. It has more and more power over the policies of Member States and the directions they will be taking in the coming years. The European Union’s unique structure offers to companies, institutions, universities and citizens direct funding opportunities which aim at supporting the uptake of policies, tackling current economic, social and environmental challenges, and contributing to the objectives of the 2020 and the upcoming 2030 Strategy. The pressing priority for the EU is to stimulate growth and jobs, integrate the digital market and set out the path for an Energy Union.
Paragon’s EU Office, located in Rond Point Schuman 6, interacts with all the internal business units based in Malta as well as with the wide network of stakeholders based in Brussels, coordinating internal efforts and ability to respond to EU tender opportunities and strategic projects. The office brings together quality specialised unit members, from across countries and disciplines, in order to best respond to the specific needs of European institutions and agencies efficiently. Our EU team also represents the company at selected key events and initiatives which further expand the already well-established network of partners. Individuals from various countries and expertise make the team unique, bringing in a deep knowledge of how EU institutions and agencies operate and work.
Working across the macro-sectors of education, culture, tourism, digital, energy efficiency, water and climate change, Paragon has project references and internal capacity to deliver the following services:
Paragon has dedicated business units operating in the field of learning mobility and training. European programmes relevant for these activities include Erasmus+ and Youth Guarantee, and each country has additional national and regional learning mobility schemes such as PON and POR in Italy. These programmes enable students, professionals and researchers to choose the cosmopolitan city of Brussels for their internship or professional training. Today we are collaborating with more than 130 partner companies and organisations with over 730 vacancies in the most diverse fields and sectors to make sure that the learning mobility project fully reaches excellence and the desired objectives. Paragon has dedicated and experienced internal units supporting with administration, logistics and continuous progress monitoring of the project.
Giuseppe Papa [ email@example.com]
Mr. Giuseppe Papa is Marketing and Communication Officer at the Brussels office of Paragon Europe. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Curriculum in Cultural Industry. Giuseppe is responsible for learning mobility projects in Brussels and is responsible for placements, accommodation, transport, language courses and socio-cultural activities. He's also in charge of managing relations with platforms and networks working on youth, employment and talent. Giuseppe is your contact person for incoming mobility projects such as Erasmus+, PON and Youth Guarantee in Brussels.
Ilias Jemili [ firstname.lastname@example.org]
Mr. Ilias Jemili is graduating in International Business Management at Karel de Grote University College in Antwerp. Ilias is myPOS Account Officer at Paragon Europe EU Office in Brussels, where he is responsible for business development related to myPOS terminal payment solutions. He speaks English, French, Italian and Arabic. Ilias is your contact person for digital and terminal payments solutions in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Ms Carlotta Tomba has a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Affairs from University of Bologna. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Modern Languages. She has carried out research on the education system of EU potential candidates, with a specialization in Eastern European countries. She studied in UK and Romania with the Erasmus Programme. She speaks Italian, English, Spanish and she has basic knowledge in French and Romanian. Carlotta is your contact person for office and administrative tasks.
Mr Benjamin Turner is graduating with a Bachelor degree in Politics and International Science at the University of Bath. Ben is supporting Paragon’s learning mobility department, focusing on student placements, accommodation, and logistics.
Ms Yaxin Zhang is graduating in European Affairs at Sciences Po Paris. Yaxin is H2020 Project Assistant, supporting in proposal development and project management. She speaks English, Chinese, French and Japanese.
Ms Camille Hanon is graduating in European Affairs, with European Project Management as key subject, at the University of Picardie Jules Verne and has a Bachelor Degree in Modern Languages applied to Business and Trade. She is interested in current European societal and political challenges, and she conducted research on violence tendencies towards women in Europe and the European political situation following the last refugee waves. Camille assists the office in proposal development and project management, with a focus on Climate-KIC and ERDF. She speaks French, English, German and has basic knowledge of Italian.