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jordan maris

My name is Jordan, I'm a Trilingual student, Studying Political and Governance Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges. I am particularly interested in the EU's Digital, Energy, Health, Research and Transport policies. I speak English, French and German.

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Language Skills

My native language is English.

Listening C2
Reading C2
Interaction C2
Production C2
Writing C2
Listening C1
Reading C1
Interaction B2
Production B2
Writing B2

Interpersonal Skills

ICT skills

Education and Experience


Political & Governance Studies, College of Europe, Bruges

September 2020 -

In September, I began studying Poltiical & Governance Studies, at the College of Europe in Bruges. I intend to specialise in EU Digital Law and Energy Policy as well as EU Parliamentary and Council Procedure.


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 brochure for the agency, wrote a new mission statement for the agency, and worked with the social media team to prepare more engaging content and increase the visibilty of the agency.


President - Young Europeans (JEF), Paris

October 2019 - September 2020

I was elected President in October 2019. My primary successes were the deepening of our partnership with the Seine-Saint-Denis department, our educational actions despite the COVID crisis, our conferences with EU officials, including Commissioner Sinkevičius, and our 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

As Secretary General of the Young Europeans - Paris (Jeunes Européens - Étudiants de Paris), I oversaw the administration of the association, legal implementation of the associations statutes and organisation of meetings of the administrative council and general assemblies. I also actively partook in the work of the association in teaching young people in middle and high school about European Democracy and Fundamental Rights, as well as many other millitant actions.


Public Relations and Communication - Eurosorbonne

September 2018 - July 2019

Eurosorbonne is the Student Association of European Studies at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle. In their Communication team I helped organise and publicise a number of events, including conferences with EU officials and Euractiv, as well as social events.


Masters Degree in European Studies, Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris

September 2018 - July 2020

From 2018-2020 I studied European Studies at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris. I took classes on European Law (Legal Order, Competition, Internal Market, Environment), European Communication, Negotiation, and Political Sciences.


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

March 2017 - May 2017

As the second part of my degree's Internship Obligations, I spent 2 months working in Communication and Fund raising for the French federation for UNESCO in Paris, France. During this time I completely reworked their Logo and Design language, as well as their website.


Intercultural Communication and Plant Optimisation - Goodyear Dunlop Germany

August 2016 - October 2016

As part of my degree's Internship Obligations, I spent 2 months working at the Hanau plant of Goodyear Dunlop Tires. During my time there I assisted the Plant optimisation team in their work in 3 ways : Translating correspondance between plants from French to German and vice verca, Organising tours of the plant for partners and employees from other plants, and developing IT systems to facilitate plant optimisation.


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


Having taken a particular interest in international relations, public policy and the european union throughout my scholarity, I decided to undertake a degree in European and International Studies, specialising in Franco-German relations. The degree consisted of 2 years at the Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France and 1 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.