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03 Aug 2018
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CECE represents the European manufacturers of construction machinery and equipment, coordinating a network of 13 national associations with over 1,200 member companies.
Based in Brussels, CECE is headed by a compact and dynamic team, focussing efforts on technical regulation in the fields of environment, safety, digitalisation, international trade and internal market. CECE informs policy makers and other stakeholders about the interests of the sector as well as its contributions to society and economy.
In the key period of the European Elections and at the beginning of the 2019-2024 European legislature, CECE intends to support the construction equipment industry in raising awareness about its role in the European economy and society, its added-value in the manufacturing value chain and its potentials to meet some key societal challenges for the EU, such as sustainability, infrastructures, demographic changes & urban development.
The Election Campaign Intern will:
  • Assist in drafting the CECE Manifesto for the European Elections
  • Assist in creating & implementing communication efforts around the CECE Manifesto
  • Lead all monitoring activities of party & MEPs electoral programmes
  • Actively seek to create meeting occasions with candidates, MEPs and party officials
  • Maintain the database with relevant contacts
  • Help in the organisation of all meeting occasions
  • Contribute to elections’ related press monitoring in EU & national media
  • Lead the work in organising and running an ad-hoc event to present CECE Manifesto to elected MEPs
  • Monitor the work around the formation of the 2019-2024 European Commission
  • Contribute to the organisation of the CECE 2019 Summit in Brussels

Preferred candidate attributes are:

  • Internship experience in MEP office or EP group or party HQ is a precondition
  • Excellent knowledge of the European political landscape
  • Professional experience in using social media for political communication
  • Motivation to work in a European trade association on such a political dimension
  • Communications skills in English and at least 2 more EU languages
  • Degree in Political Science is considered an asset
  • Previous experience in a political campaign is considered an asset
Terms and conditions:
CECE offers the intern a long-lasting working & learning experience in a fast-paced, interesting & international environment around a key moment such as the European elections. The Intern will have a Belgian Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle, will be integrated to the Communications & Events team and will report to CECE Communications Manager and to CECE Secretary General.
Applications with a cover letter and CV can be addressed to CECE SG at by 3rd August. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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