Following her bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Porto, Ana lived and worked in Italy before relocating to Belgium to continue her education with a master’s degree in European Studies. This led her to begin her career in Brussels, starting with an internship in the Communications department of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), before working as a Liaison Officer with a health non-governmental organisation, where she worked on projects and events related to European public health.
Business Beyond Borders (BBB): Ana leads the communication and promotional activities for the EC initiative Business Beyond Borders (BBB), which seeks to help EU SMEs and clusters to find business partners abroad. Her responsibilities include the management both of BBB’s digital and its traditional communications, together with the communication outputs and on-site media activities during BBB international matchmaking events.
European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE): Ana assists the team with promotional efforts, newsletters, social media, and website content creation.
European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP): Implementation of digital communications; multimedia content drafting, creation and coordination (factsheets, infographics); and policy & research activities.
The LOWdown newsletter: newsletter editing and production.
Project Support: Supporting the LOW team with new contracts and projects, as well as with digital communications aspects of events such as the SME Week and the annual SME Assembly.
In-house activities: social media, community management & engagement coordination; media monitoring; communications research and content sourcing; website content creation; creation and coordination of multimedia promotional materials.
Ana has coupled this professional experience with her volunteer activities in pan-European youth organisations such as Bringing Europeans Together Association (BETA e.V.) and OneEurope, in which she had leading Communications and Public Relations roles. Besides Portuguese and English, she speaks near fluent Dutch and has a good working understanding of French and Italian.