In my sixth week at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, I assisted in hosting the event, “Powering Security :EU Natural Gas Supplies”, in addition to working with the FNF Greece to produce a documentary focused on Greek entrepreneurship.
On Thursday, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation hosted the event, “Powering Security :EU Natural Gas Supplies”. This event focused on the potential of gas supply shortages to affect energy security in the European Union. My tasks in relation to this event included preparing bios for the panel of speakers, researching the topics being discussed, and managing event attendance. The panel of four speakers discussed the role of regulation and infrastructure in promoting energy security, and featured experts such as Stefan Moser, Head of the Security of Supply Unit in DG Energy.
In addition to assisting with the event, I had the opportunity to work with the FNF Greece. Along with Markus Kaiser, Project Manager of the FNF for Greece, I worked with Athanasios Grammenos, the FNF Project Officer for Greece, to to develop an educational documentary promoting entrepreneurship in Greece.The documentary features Greek entrepreneurs who have created profitable businesses despite the unfavorable economic conditions and regulatory environment that exists in Greece. I reviewed and edited the documentary’s English subtitles, as well as preparing a PowerPoint presentation examining the challenges the current economic conditions and the refugee crisis pose to Europe.
On Sunday, I traveled to Antwerp, a port city in the Flemish Region of Belgium. I visited the Church of Saint Carolus Borromeus, as well as the city’s Museum of Modern Art. The museum features the work of many contemporary European artists, such as the installation by Sanne De Wolf, Salon des Réfugiés, 2015. I also visited the castle of Het Steen, a medieval fortress which is Antwerp’s oldest building.
During the seventh week of my internship, my role will mainly involve assisting a visiting group of pro-democracy Tunisian journalists during a one week program they will attend at the FNF.