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Freelance Programme Manager

Freelance Programme Manager 


VO Europe is a fast-growing agency delivering high-quality communication and content services to European institutions. Our ambition is to reduce the communication gap between European citizens and their institutions.  Recent events organized by VO Europe on behalf of the European Commission include the European Research and Innovation Days, the European Development Days and the EU Industry Days.  


In order to strengthen our team, VO Europe is currently recruiting several Programme Managers. 



  • Responsible for the content delivery retro-planning of European events and conferences (to be agreed upon with the client and the sister company VO Event). 
  • Advises the client on event and session formats, length, new developments in event design.  
  • Advises the client on moderators and speakers. 
  • Wherever necessary, designs a methodology for evaluation of submissions (in case of participative events). 
  • Drafts concept notes for the themes, topics and formats and leads the evaluation process of the submissions (if applicable). 
  • Designs or adapts a methodology for data collection from the event /performance/session organizers (show flows). 
  • Regularly reports to the client on the advancement status of the programme (both orally and in writing). 
  • Daily contact with the client. 


Required skills and knowledge: 

  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and is able to work as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.  
  • Has a university degree in international relations, political science, economics, law, business, social sciences, or communication.  
  • 7 years of experience working in a similar role.  
  • Command of English and French – both spoken and written is a must. Any other language (but mainly: Dutch and German) is a welcome asset.  
  • Experience related to the EU institutions or international organizations, a good understanding of global partnerships and previous working experience with partner countries are assets. 


How to apply?  

Apply through our website: https://www.vo-europe.eu/en/jobs 

Please use the following naming convention for the CV and cover letter: NAME_Position_Date, and Make sure to specify the position you are applying for in your cover letter. 

Only applications following this process will be considered. 



VO Europe ensures that the personal data of all candidates is processed in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679). We will process your data only for the purposes of recruitment and we will keep it only for a defined period of time while maintaining high-security measures. 


Inclusive policies  

VO Europe gives equal opportunity to all candidates, who can expect to be evaluated as individuals based on qualifications and experience rather than based on their belonging to a certain group or category.