Press and Public Diplomacy Section

Press and Public Diplomacy has the crucial task of enhancing awareness of the EU in the US. It produces and distributes information materials, maintains the Delegation’s website, organizes speaking tours and deals with public inquiries. The section also maintains close contact with all US media;  produces EU Press Releases; provides the media with information and analyses of EU developments, positions and statistics.

SilviaSilvia Kofler
Minister-Counsellor
Head of Section and Delegation Spokesperson

 

Biography

 

Silvia’s posting in the U.S. ends in August 2014 and as of September, she is assigned as a Head of the Political Section of the EU Delegation to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean. Her successor will take up his duties on October 1.


Eva portrait 2013_smallEva Horelova
First Secretary
Deputy Head of Section and Deputy Delegation Spokesperson

 

Biography

 

Eva’s posting in the U.S. ends in August 2014 and as of September, she is assigned to the Middle East Division of the European External Action Service headquartered in Brussels. She will be replaced by Ms Yasmina Sioud on September 1.


renRen Althouse
Assistant Press Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Support to press officers
•    Assistance with media monitoring and press outreach

Ren[dot]Althouse[at]eeas.europa.eu


DSC_0006Sandra Auman
Cultural Affairs Officer

•    EU Open House, EU Film Festival, Euro Night, and Kids Euro Festival
•    European Union National Institutes for Culture
•    Educational outreach programs
•    Displays and exhibits

Sandi[dot]Auman[at]eeas.europa.eu


HelenHelen Henderson
Financial Program Officer (Grants)

Area of responsibility:
•    Financial management of grants

Helen[dot]Henderson[at]eeas.europa.eu

 


stacyStacy Hope
Senior Communications Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Public diplomacy and communications strategy
•    EU Rendez-Vous
•    Editor, digital and print publications
•    Euro Challenge

Biography

Stacy[dot]Hope[at]eeas.europa.eu


roseRose Kouwenhoven
Digital Communications Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Digital communications strategy and digital campaigns
•    Website development
•    Social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube)
•    Online influencer relations
•    Assistance with visual design of information products

Rose[dot]Kouwenhoven[at]eeas.europa.eu

Rose is currently on maternity leave and is scheduled to return in September.


SergioSergio Lopez
Outreach Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Internship program
•    Public inquiries
•    Congressional staffers’ study trip to Brussels
•    Assistance with outreach strategy

Sergio[dot]Lopez[at]eeas.europa.eu


laurenceLaurence Moreaux
Financial Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Financial management of contracts
•    Assistance with financial management of grants

Laurence[dot]Moreaux[at]eeas.europa.eu


ZoranZoran Pesevski
Procurements and Contracts Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Financial management of contracts

Zoran[dot]Pesevski[at]eeas.europa.eu

 


annaAnna Prisco
Press and Public Diplomacy Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Press inquiries and media outreach
•    Media analysis
•    Audiovisual, media monitoring, and news distribution projects
•    Graduate journalism students’ study trip to Brussels
•    Support for public diplomacy activities

Anna[dot]Prisco[at]eeas.europa.eu


MelindaMelinda Stevenson
Senior Information Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Editor, publications
•    Research and writing digital and print publications
•    Contacts database management

Melinda[dot]Stevenson[at]eeas.europa.eu


sueSue Tucker
Outreach Secretary

Area of responsibility:
•    Organizational and administrative support to outreach
•    Administrative support to EU Visitors Program

Susan[dot]Tucker[at]eeas.europa.eu

 


constanceConstance Whiteside
Senior Outreach Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Cultural and educational programs and events
•    Outreach projects within and beyond the Beltway
•    Euro-American Cultural Foundation
•    European Month of Culture
•    EU Rendez-Vous contributor

Constance[dot]Whiteside[at]eeas.europa.eu


kasperKasper Zeuthen
Senior Press Officer

Area of responsibility:
•    Media strategy and analysis
•    Press inquiries and media outreach
•    Press briefing/conferences, articles, interviews, and blogs
•    Radio underwriting

Kasper[dot]Zeuthen[at]eeas.europa.eu


katharinaKatharina Kriegel
Press & Public Diplomacy Assistant

Area of responsibility:
•    Organizational and administrative support to Press and Public Diplomacy staff
•    Distribution of publications
•    EUi’s liaison
•    Assistance with outreach

 


niceEunice Marques
Secretary

Area of responsibility:
•    Organizational and administrative support to Head of Press and Public Diplomacy and Deputy Head of Press and Public Diplomacy

 

Maria-Eunice[dot]MARQUES[at]eeas.europa.eu

 


Darina Gancheva-cropped1Darina Gancheva
Digital Communications Officer (temporarily replacing Rose Kouwenhoven)

Area of responsibility:
•    Digital communications strategy and digital campaigns
•    Website development
•    Social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube)
•    Online influencer relations
•    Assistance with visual design of information products

Darina[dot]GANCHEVA[at]ext.eeas.europa.eu