The International Office of the European Student Think Tank is the body with representation from ambassadors in EU member states. The current International Officer is Stefan Pfalzer. The EST Ambassadors are the link between the EST and the EU’s member states and official candidate member states. They represent the EST, promote and organize events locally, write blogs about their country and make sure our network is as big as possible.
The EST Board has an equal policy representation for Ambassadors, with 50% women and 50% men in our International Office. The EST Board of 2016 has committed to the progressive implementation of equality quotas in our organization beginning September 5th 2016, and committing to achieve a 50/50 representation by the first day of 2017.
Stefan Pfalzer, International Officer
Stefan got a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna and is currently pursuing another bachelor’s in International Business Administration. He spent his exchange semester at the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Stefan has been working as an intern for the European Commission, the Institute for Conflict Research in Vienna, the Austrian Institute for International Affairs, as well as for NGOs in East- and North Africa. Within the EST, he has been working as a member of the EU Foreign Policy Research Group and as the 2017-18 EST Ambassador to Austria.
If you would like to become an Ambassador to the EST, feel free to send Stefan an email!
Highlights from Our Ambassadors:
In 2016, Austrian Ambassador to the EST Johannes Tropper organized a delegation visit to the OPEC and the UN. The Dutch Ambassador to the EST Hester Mennes lead a policy working group on the European migrant crisis with the collaboration of Job Cohen, former mayor of Amsterdam, and Professor Hein de Haas, former co-director of Oxford’s International Migration Institute. Irish Ambassador to the EST Jason Deegan, and President of the INGO Anti Corruption International, coordinated and invited the European Student Think Tank to Participate on Anti Corruption International’s “Clean Vote” project founded in Oslo, Norway. The project campaigns for voting transparency and clean elections, through the monitoring of electoral corruption.
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What Becoming an Ambassador to the EST has meant:
“Being an EST Ambassador was a unique experience. It was a perfect chance to engage in an international discussion about the most vital issues in the current international affairs. Being heard and let others to be heard allows to shape the reality, which is one of the greatest values”. – Kinga Jaromin – former Polish Ambassador to the EST
“The best part of being an Ambassador for the EST is knowing that you are always backed by a group of students that are as interested as you in making Europe a better place for everyone”. – Daniel Rubio Sanchez – former Spanish Ambassador to the EST