The Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Jean Monnet Network OpenEUDebate have the pleasure of inviting you to the webconference/debate with Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, Director General of DG Communication,  “Communicating Europe: Corona, recovery and beyond.”

About the speaker

Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen sits at the meeting point of EU communications and policy. She has been Director-General of DG Communication (COMM) since March 2019 and has been overseeing the communication around the European Commission’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Previous roles have included Deputy Secretary-General of the European Commission and  Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission. She holds a Master of Science in International Business Administration and Modern Languages, COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL, with a dissertation on European Identity.

Practical information

Conference title: “Communicating Europe: Corona, recovery and beyond”

Date: July 8th, 2020

Time: 16:30-18:00 (Brussels time).

Location: Online conference / login information will be sent closer to the event date.



OpenEUDebate is a Jean Monnet Network that brings together Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Université libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB is a member), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Agenda Pública and the National School of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest. This network bridges academic and practical knowledge on EU policies to create a transnational bottom up dialogue on the EU.