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digital and transport policy advisor in the European Parliament

jordan maris

My name is Jordan, I'm senior policy advisor to MEP Karen Melchior, specialised in the EU's Digital, Transport, and Research policies. I speak English, French and German.

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Language Skills

My native language is English.

🇫🇷 French
Listening C2
Reading C2
Interaction C2
Production C2
Writing C2
🇩🇪 German
Listening C1
Reading C1
Interaction B2
Production B2
Writing B2

Interpersonal Skills

ICT skills

Education and Experience


European Parliamentary Assistant to Karen Melchior - Digital Policy Advisor

December 2021 -

As Digital policy advisor, I was responsible for the AI act and European Digital Identity proposals. My work involved meeting with stakeholders, preparing Ms Melchior's position and amendments, and defending Ms Melchior's position in negotiations on both files.


Trainee European Parliamentary Assistant to Patrick Breyer

September 2021 - December 2021

Keen to put into practice the knowledge I have gained throughout my wider life with regard to technology, and more recently with regard to the EU's digital policy, I am currently working with MEP Patrick Breyer on topics such as the DSA, DMA, Chat Control and the ePrivacy Regulation.


Political & Governance Studies, College of Europe, Bruges

September 2020 - June 2021

In June, I graduated from a Master's degree in Poltiical & Governance Studies, at the College of Europe in Bruges. I specialised in Digital Policy, writing my thesis on the upcoming ePrivacy Regulation.


Participant - European Health Parliament, Telecare and Patient-centric care Committee

October 2020 - June 2021

As a participant on the Telecare and Patient-centric care Committee, I shared my views on the privacy and intercompatibility aspects of telecare.


Communication - European Commission (REA)

March 2019 - July 2020

The Research Executive Agency is a body of the European Commission responsible for implementing research policy. During my Internship, I communicated with stakeholders through the COVID-19 crisis, prepared a new mission statement and brochure for the agency, and worked with the social media team to prepare more engaging content and increase their visibility.


President - Young Europeans (JEF), Paris

October 2019 - September 2020

Under my presidency, we deepened our partnership with the Seine-Saint-Denis department, and continued educational actions despite the COVID crisis, conferences with EU officials, including Commissioner Sinkevičius, and millitant actions during the local elections, encouraging candidates to commit to pro-European policy in the form of the Label Ville Européenne.


Secretary General - Young Europeans (JEF), Paris

January 2019 - October 2019

I oversaw the administration of the association, and organised meetings of the administrative council and general assemblies. I actively partook in the work of the association, teaching young people about European Democracy and Fundamental Rights.


Public Relations and Communication - Eurosorbonne

September 2018 - July 2019

Eurosorbonne is a Student Association at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle. I helped prepare events (conferences with EU officials, Euractiv, social events), and wrote articles for their magazine.


Masters Degree in European Studies, Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris

September 2018 - July 2020

I took classes on European Law (Legal Order, Competition, Internal Market, Environment), European Communication, Negotiation, and Political Sciences. I wrote a two thesis, one on the influence of the media on Brexit, and a second on EU research policy.

French Language Assistant at Gymnasium Horkesgath, Krefeld, Germany

September 2017 - July 2018

As part of the French Ministry of Education's CIEP programme, I spent a year teaching French in a German Secondary School.

Public Relations, French Federation for UNESCO (Internship)

March 2017 - May 2017

I worked in communication and fund raising in Paris, France. I also completely reworked the logo, design language, and website of the Federation.

Intercultural Communication and Plant Optimisation - Goodyear Dunlop Germany (Internship)

August 2016 - October 2016

I facilitated communication between French and German teams, organised tours for partners and employees, and developed IT systems to facilitate plant optimisation.


Binational Degree in European and International Studies Specialising in Franco-German Relations

Septembre 2014- Juillet 2017

The degree consisted of two years at the Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France and one year at the Universität Regensburg, Germany, studying themes such as the History of the EU, European Policy and Law.


A-Levels in Sustainable Development, IT and German


In 2011, I Integrated Paul-Constans, and studied Sustainable Development and I.T. Throughout my time here, I strengthened my French Skills, and excelled in I.T, Architecture, Energy and German. In my final year, I served as student representative on the board of administrators, as well as the boards of health and discipline.


Nestor Perret middle school, Pionsat, France


I arrived in France in April 2008. Prior to arrival I spoke no French. I reached fluency in French in my final year at middle school, and graduated with honours.


Bishop Stopford School


Having finished primary school in the UK, I spent two years at the award winning Bishop Stopford School.