The International Office of the European Student Think Tank is the body with representation from ambassadors in EU member states. The current International Officer is Johannes Tropper. The EST Ambassadors are the link between the EST and the EU’s member states and official candidate member states. They represent the EST, promote and organize events locally, write blogs about their country (which you can read here) and make sure our network is as big as possible.
The EST Board has an equal policy representation for Ambassadors, with 50% women and 50% men in our International Office. The EST Board of 2016 has committed to the progressive implementation of equality quotas in our organization beginning today (5 September 2016), and committing to achieve a 50/50 representation by the first day of 2017.
Johannes Tropper, International Officer
Johannes Tropper has previously been the Austrian Ambassador to the European Student Think Tank, and now directs the International Office of the EST. Johannes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, writing his thesis on the role of the European Court of Justice as an engine of integration.
Currently Johannes is pursuing a Law Degree at the University of Vienna, specializing in International Law and EU law. Before joining the European Student Think Tank, Johannes was involved in the Austrian student organization Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (AFA). In 2014 he organized the Vienna International Model United Nations (VIMUN) simulation conference at the UN headquarters in Vienna. Besides his studies and engagement with the EST, he works at the Austrian Constitutional Court.
Johannes became involved with the EST due to his interest for EU politics and his passion for European integration. As International Officer, Johannes plans to expand the network of Ambassadors of the EST all across Europe in order to share the divergent views on EU integration and have more students engage in the debate about the future of the European Union.
If you would like to become an Ambassador to the EST contact Johannes at:
Rebecca Fobbe, Senior Ambassador (Assistant to the International Officer)
Rebecca Fobbe- our Senior Ambassador (Assistant to the International Officer)- recently moved to The Hague, Netherlands, were she will be pursuing her MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy, a programme taught jointly by Leiden University’s Institute for Security and Global Affairs, the Institute of Political Science and the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael. Before, Rebecca finished her Bachelor degree at the Honors Liberal Arts and Science College ‘University College Roosevelt’, where she pursued multiple tracks, but mainly focused on International Relations, International Law and Rhetorics. Rebecca has already been a board member of the EST for two years, first in the position of Secretary and then as the International Officer. She hopes she can use her expertise of running the International Office by supporting the new International Officer, so that the International Office can continue to grow. ‘I look forward to engaging our followers with the EST by producing great quality content and by creating more dialogue between the Ambassadors and the followers’.
As Senior Ambassador she will assist the International Officer in expanding the network of ambassadors and coordinate the work of the ambassadors.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from Our Ambassadors:
In 2016, Austrian Ambassador to the EST Johannes Tropper organized a delegation visit to the OPEC and the UN. The Dutch Ambassador to the EST Hester Mennes lead a policy working group on the European migrant crisis with the collaboration of Job Cohen, former mayor of Amsterdam, and Professor Hein de Haas, former co-director of Oxford’s International Migration Institute. Irish Ambassador to the EST Jason Deegan, and President of the INGO Anti Corruption International, coordinated and invited the European Student Think Tank to Participate on Anti Corruption International’s “Clean Vote” project founded in Oslo, Norway. The project campaigns for voting transparency and clean elections, through the monitoring of electoral corruption.
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What Becoming an Ambassador to the EST has meant:
“Being an EST Ambassador was a unique experience. It was a perfect chance to engage in an international discussion about the most vital issues in the current international affairs. Being heard and let others to be heard allows to shape the reality, which is one of the greatest values”. – Kinga Jaromin – former Polish Ambassador to the EST
“The best part of being an Ambassador for the EST is knowing that you are always backed by a group of students that are as interested as you in making Europe a better place for everyone”. – Daniel Rubio Sanchez – former Spanish Ambassador to the EST