Elvira Buijink joined the lobby in October 2013 as Communications and Media Officer. Her work covers the coordination of all EWL internal and external communications, including contacts with the press, the EWL website, social media and the graphic design and editing of publications and informational material. She is a volunteer at the Belgian film festival Elles Tournent, which supports movies made by women directors.
Elvira, who is both Belgian and Dutch, holds a Bachelor in European Studies from the University of Maastricht, a Master’s degree in Comparative and International Politics of the KULeuven and a Specialised Master in ‘Communication et Affairs Européennes’ from the Brussels IHECS Institute. She previously worked as a project coordinator at the European Movement of Belgium, a civil society organisation that encourages a better connection between the European Union and its citizens. Among others, she coordinated projects in relation with the European elections of 2009 and the Belgian Presidency of the EU in 2010.