Laura Batalla Adam
Laura Batalla Adam joined Ashoka in the summer of 2019 to bridge the gap between social entrepreneurship and policymaking in the field of migration and integration as Hello Europe’s Policy Representative in Brussels, a position that she combines with an advisory role to a Member of the European Parliament on foreign policy. Laura has worked in the European Parliament for nearly a decade overseeing a wide-range of policies and she has established her own initiatives like the European Parliament Turkey Forum, a cross-party non-partisan platform for high-level discussion and cooperation between Turkey and the EU, of which she is the Secretary General since 2014. Laura is a policy analyst and commentator on EU and international affairs. She is part of prestigious expert groups like Mercator’s Turkey Europe Future Forum and a member of distinguished leadership networks like the Marshall Memorial Fellowship of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She holds two Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Public Administration and Journalism and a Master's degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe.
With 20 years of media experience, Dan Cărbunaru founded, in 2006, the largest EU & Transatlantic affairs media community in Romania – Calea Europeană. More than 100.000 european citizens are connected to this source of information and its social media channels. As media-correspondent in Brussels, he is team-leading Calea Europeană’s efforts as the main media partner for EU’s communication efforts in Romania, delivering concepts, moderating and ensuring media coverage. In the last two years, Dan has moderated the Citizens Dialogues organized in Romania with the Presidents of the European Commission, European Parliament, European Committee of the Regions and with various EU Commissioners or EU officials. Dan is dedicated in developing, supporting and building networks of citizens who believe in the EU and Transatlantic values.
Roy Cobby is currently a PhD Candidate in Digital Humanities at King's College London, as a La Caixa Fellow. He has an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics (UK) and a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bath (UK). His research activities are focused on analysing the consequences of platform and digital economies on the Global South. He regularly writes political and economic analysis across various publications. In the private sector, he has worked in public affairs, environmental consulting, marketing and copywriting. He has also presented papers at the Millennium Conference 2019 (LSE) and the International 68/50 Congress (Universidad Complutense). This last contribution has been published as a chapter within a monographic about May 68.
Marta works at Bruegel as a Research Assistant in Macroeconomics. She focuses largely on topics relating to international macro (such as external balances, global capital flows and trade) as well as on fiscal and monetary policy and financial stability. She holds a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford, where she specialised in International Macroeconomics. She also has an MA in European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. Before joining Bruegel, Marta worked as an Analyst within the Markets division of Citigroup in London. At Citi, she worked on the structuring of bespoke fixed income products, with both European and emerging market rates as their core. This involved designing structured but systemic strategies that sought to obtain returns from small structural imperfections within the markets, identifying these as well as the best method for exposure. Marta is fluent in Spanish and English, and proficient in German and French.She co-edited with Amandine Crespy and Vivien Schmidt Governance and Politics in the Post-crisis EU (CUP, forthcoming).
Jean Monnet Module at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid that fosters excellent teaching and research on the challenges of European communication in the changing public sphere of the XXIst century.