George P Kyriacou
Name: George Kyriacou
Role: International Communication Expert for Development
15+ years of hands on experience & advanced skills in communication strategy, journalism, bid writing & content delivery. Primary interests & know-how lie in the framework of the EU Institutions, banking, energy, climate Comms & Gender. George also possesses bounds of expertise in crafting compelling copy as both news content (current affairs - corporate journalism - organisational journalism) as well as in terms of crafting winning bids, proposals, methodologies, tender/procurement documentation. George is valuable to missions whose goal is to maximise impact for international stakeholders, audiences & influential online media. • 15+ years demonstrated success across international organisations, namely across - Environment/Climate Change, Gender Equality, Vocational Training & Education, Childcare issues, Migration; • Emphasis on developing media/communications strategy, PR implementation & content marketing & visual comms - past 3 years mainly for EU FWC & Europeaid visibility missions, • Enhanced knowledge of EC enlargement policy & strategy previously as an established staff official and externally as a consultant/contractor, • Proven track record in execution and quality assurance of EU communication/visibility guidelines in the form of full cycle management of graphical charter, style guide, logo and brand deployment, • Complete project management of ex_ante/ex_post evaluation methodology of EC communication strategies, • Experience in successfully selecting and managing teams for EU (EC FWC, PRAG, Europeaid, Devco), UNDP, World Bank - funded projects, • Outstanding native English report, publication and content-for-web writing and presentation skills. • Continued success in the mobilisation and management of teams of experts, (onsite as well as remote based). Passionate, intuitive, driven by creative people and projects, driven, realistic optimist and persistent. Specialities: people management - produce written clutter-free content/copy Founder of Mesogio ltd http://www.mesogio.info http://www.linkedin.com/company/2756847?trk=tyah&trkInfo=tas%3AMesogio%2Cidx%3A1-1-1 In 2012, established a boutique consultancy in content production and media strategy to public and private sector clients – principally from the institutional, academic, non-profit and banking sectors. 15 years’ experience in the PR, media and communications field, including writing for English language web and print publications. Proven track record in developing, implementing and evaluating internal and external communications strategies. Work roster includes working press and media adviser to the European Commission’s Environment Directorate, as the senior founding editor to an international corporate communication magazine, as an advocacy expert to Transparency International, and as communication officer to EU agency - the European Institute for Gender Equality. In addition also serves as visiting professor to the European Institute (in Nice, France) - where I lecture on political communication to MA students and supervises a number of these students’ final theses. In-depth experience in the following EU Programmes: Rights, Equality and Citizenship – Justice - EASI Progress (Social Change and Innovation) – Erasmus + - Asylum, Migration and Integration - European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) - Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) - Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) - European Instrument for Democracy & Human Rights (EIDHR).