With the European construction, the EU has acquired a growing role in the world and within its borders. It has more and more power over the policies of Member States and the directions they will be taking in the coming years. The European Union’s unique structure offers to companies, institutions, universities and citizens direct funding opportunities which aim at supporting the uptake of policies, tackling current economic, social and environmental challenges, and contributing to the objectives of the 2020 and the upcoming 2030 Strategy. The pressing priority for the EU is to stimulate growth and jobs, integrate the digital market and set out the path for an Energy Union.
Paragon’s EU Office, located in Rond Point Schuman 6, interacts with all the internal business units based in Malta as well as with the wide network of stakeholders based in Brussels, coordinating internal efforts and ability to respond to EU tender opportunities and strategic projects. The office brings together quality specialised unit members, from across countries and disciplines, in order to best respond to the specific needs of European institutions and agencies efficiently. Our EU team also represents the company at selected key events and initiatives which further expand the already well-established network of partners. Individuals from various countries and expertise make the team unique, bringing in a deep knowledge of how EU institutions and agencies operate and work.
Working across the macro-sectors of education, culture, tourism, digital, energy efficiency, water and climate change, Paragon has project references and internal capacity to deliver the following services:
Paragon has dedicated business units operating in the field of learning mobility and training. European programmes relevant for these activities include Erasmus+ and Youth Guarantee, and each country has additional national and regional learning mobility schemes such as PON and POR in Italy. These programmes enable students, professionals and researchers to choose the cosmopolitan city of Brussels for their internship or professional training. Today we are collaborating with more than 130 partner companies and organisations with over 730 vacancies in the most diverse fields and sectors to make sure that the learning mobility project fully reaches excellence and the desired objectives. Paragon has dedicated and experienced internal units supporting with administration, logistics and continuous progress monitoring of the project.
Giuseppe Papa [ firstname.lastname@example.org]
Mr. Giuseppe Papa is Marketing and Communication Officer at the Brussels office of Paragon Europe. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Curriculum in Cultural Industry. Giuseppe is responsible for learning mobility projects in Brussels and is responsible for placements, accommodation, transport, language courses and socio-cultural activities. He's also in charge of managing relations with platforms and networks working on youth, employment and talent. Giuseppe is your contact person for incoming mobility projects such as Erasmus+, PON and Youth Guarantee in Brussels.
Marco Franchin[ email@example.com]
Mr Marco Franchin has a Bachelor Degree in International Political Sciences and a Master in EU Studies at the University of Padova, he has also attained an MBA at the University of Bath.
Marco is EU Account and Project Manager at the Paragon Brussels Office and he is responsible for coordinating institutional relations and business development efforts aimed at creating and consolidating quality project consortia, related to key EU policy areas, such as technology transfer, sustainable development, tourism and ICT.
He speaks English, French, German and Italian.
Ilias Jemili [ firstname.lastname@example.org]
Mr. Ilias Jemili is graduating in International Business Management at Karel de Grote University College in Antwerp. Ilias is myPOS Account Officer at Paragon Europe EU Office in Brussels, where he is responsible for business development related to myPOS terminal payment solutions. He speaks English, French, Italian and Arabic. Ilias is your contact person for digital and terminal payments solutions in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Mr Benjamin Turner is graduating with a Bachelor degree in Politics and International Science at the University of Bath. Ben is supporting Paragon’s learning mobility department, focusing on student placements, accommodation, and logistics.
Ms. Carmen Garilleti is EU Project Intern at the Brussels office of Paragon Europe. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Nebrija University in Madrid. Carmen is responsible for identifying and contacting potential partners via email/telephone, assisting in project reviewing and reporting, and supporting in administrative tasks.
Ms. Doina Tiganu is Directors Assistant and Responsible Assistant of the Brussels Office of Paragon Europe. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Parma and a Diploma in Advanced European Studies at the European College of Parma. Doina speaks: English, French, Italian, Romanian and Russian.
Ms Gaetana Manganiello is graduating with a Master degree in Languages for Communication in International Enterprises and Organizations at the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia. Gaetana is supporting Paragon’s learning mobility department in Brussels, focusing on placements, accommodation, transport, language courses and socio-cultural activities. She also speaks Italian, English and French.