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eddieEddie McCafferty, Co-Editor-in-Chief

 

Eddie is currently an intern for the UK & Ireland Desk at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC). He likes films, writing, politics and exploring. His most favourite things about Brussels are the relaxed people; the parks and community events; and the nice beers. His least favourite things about Brussels are the bike lanes that he keeps accidentally walking on; and the stressed people (usually cyclists that he gets in the way of). Contact Eddie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 Hannah Silverleaf, Co-Editor-in-Chiefhannah

Hannah is a stagiaire at the European Parliament's DG Communication in the Information Campaigns Unit. With a Masters in Chinese Studies, a traineeship in Brussels might not seem an obvious next step. But her Erasmus experiences in France and Spain convinced her that the European vision is worth fighting for. Hannah is an amateur yogi and keen cyclist, and bemoans Brussels's lack of cycling infrastructure (paradoxically, considering Belgium's cycling heritage) which forces her on the path of poor pedestrians like Eddie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kristina Thoring, Editor Social Media

 

 

Kristina is currently an intern for the Nordic desk (Norway) at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC). Three facts about Kristina: she has lived abroad since the tender age of 16; she has a Master’s Degree in Environment & Development ;  her spare-time interests are photography and travelling as much as possible! Contact Kristina through our Facebook page

 

 

 

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Jens Jaeger, Editor International Issues

 

 

Jens is currently an intern for the Nordic Desk at United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC and is currently completing his Master’s degree in Political Science, specializing in International Relations and Asia. Jens spent half a year in South Korea and worked at the Danish parliament before joining UNRIC. In his free time he enjoys sports, beer and computer games.

 

 

 

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Julia Kanerva, Editor Social Media

Julia is currently an intern for the UK and Ireland Desk at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC). She is completing her Master’s Degree in English Philology, French, Sustainable Development and Political Science, specialising in discourse analysis with an eco-critical approach. Julia is especially interested in exploring the linguistic manifestations of hidden political agendas in discourse on global environmental challenges, such as climate change. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, dancing (sometimes seen on tables at Le Corbeau) and playing the piano.

 

 

 

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Josi Seilonen, Editor Intern Life

Josi Seilonen is currently a trainee at the Nordic Desk of the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC). He studies Politics and Administration at the University of Helsinki, also having minors in Economics and Arabic language & Islamic studies. Prior to UNRIC, Josi has been a trainee at the European Parliament, European Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Finland. Having lived in six countries, he speaks Finnish, Swedish, English, German and Spanish. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Selschotter, Video EditorAn

An is an intern to the General Director of the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC). Currently wrapping up a Master's thesis on the topic of narcissism in annual reports, she's fascinated by how languages shape the world we live in, and loves learning new ones. She contributed to a Flemish lifestyle magazine, and still contributes to the largest financial comparison website in Belgium. Additionally, she participates in national and international parliamentary simulations as a co-editor (in chief) or public relations officer. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, and dancing.