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Policy Officer

Dear Recruiting Team,

I am writing to apply for the EU Policy Associate employment opportunity as advertised on the Euro Brussels website and its current vacancy bulletin. After I had read the job description I felt the range of relevant skills I possess rightly match your requirements for the post.

My ambition and career goals regard being a part of the work of the international organizations connected, especially in the field of democracy and human rights, within EU. Therefore I chose to study Political Science at the University of Sofia, which I graduated with a specialization in European Integration. In order to enhance further my knowledge on the domain I completed a Master degree program in International Relations: major in International organizations and multilateral diplomacy at the same university.

Having learned about the Political Institutions of the European Integration, EU Common Policies and European Logical Framework, which introduced me to the processes in the EU, EU’ Institutions working mechanisms and European policy making process as well as having researched for human rights matters in the field of Democratic Regimes and Governance, International Conflicts and International Terrorism I can manage confidently dossiers covering the both topics under consideration.

In addition to my academic and research experiencesmy work as an Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister in theEuropeancoordination and international co – operation Directorate at the Ministry of Youth and Sport afforded me the opportunity to gain professional practice in the organization and informative coordination of EU, UNESCO and ENGSO funded projects in the field of youth and sport through fulfilling diverse administrative and event planning tasks.

Furthermore the position description calls for someone who has excellent communication skills and ability to produce well-written policy materials. My communication skills have greatly developed both through my degree programs and work experience in the multinational environment. During my education I have not only conducted researches, written position papers and essays but frequently I presented and discussed them orally in student conferences, seminars, occasionally employing the use of visual aids. This taught me a lot about working in a team and practicing my presentation and oral skills in English.

The working experience within ethnically and culturally diverse groups proved to be a unique source of interdisciplinary, cultural and language knowledge. Currently I am fluent in English, Bulgarian and Turkish and I have a working knowledge of Russian and a basic understanding of French and Spanish.

I would welcome the great opportunity to work as a part of your successful team, to benefit from your extensive experience and to put my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm into practice for the prosperity of your organization. My accomplishments and qualifications are further detailed in the enclosed curriculum vitae. If I can provide any additional materials - such as a writing sample or references - to help you evaluate my candidacy, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet you and discuss the value that I can bring to your organization. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. 

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