European Parliament Information Office in the UK - London Office
Björn Kjellström - Head of UK Office
Tel: +44 (0) 207 227 4325
Björn joined the European Parliament Office in the UK after having spent six years as Head of the EP Office in Sweden. "Being here might be the most challenging, and most fun, job I can think of." says Björn.
His previous posts include two years at the Swedish Foreign Office and a few spells working for the European Commission. But it all started with being a trainee in Brussels in 1992, three years before Sweden became a member.
Educated in the USA and at the John Hopkins School of (Advanced, they say) International Studies in Bologna, Björn has a deeply rooted interest in people, society and European Affairs.
Dominic Brett - Head of Public Affairs
Tel. 020 7227 4300
Daniel Ractliffe - Head of Outreach
Tel. 020 7227 4332
Daniel joined the European Parliament Information office in London in 2016 following a four-year posting to the European Parliament's Rome office. During that time he was responsible for the institutional European Parliament elections campaign of 2014 and staging large-scale events on EU policies in Italy. Daniel's focus is on citizenship education, outreach to stakeholders and providing platforms for MEPs in innovative and engaging ways.
Olga Dziewulska - Press Attachée
tel. 07786 060 531
Olga started her adventure with the European Parliament as a trainee in the press office where she got instantly hooked. She re-joined us as a Press Attachée in April this year and is managing the press agenda and media outreach activities. Born in Poland and educated in the UK, Olga has a keen interest in the EU's relations with the media, euroscepticism and the role of social media in public services. In her spare time you are most likely to find her taking photos, baking bread or packing a bag for another adventure.
Eva Bese-Gal - PA to Head of UK Office
tel 020 7227 4348
Eva joined the UK Office in January 2009 after working for the Hungarian Translation Unit of the EP in Luxembourg. In addition to her role of Personal Assistant to the Head of Office her main area of responsibility includes various HR tasks. In her free time she enjoys time with her family and exploring art exhibitions in London.
Michelle Flood - Public information requests & Research
Tel. 020 7227 4339
Michelle studied Business and Languages in Loughborough. She has worked in merchant banking in the City and for the European Commission's Representation in London. After spending five years in South Africa, she returned to the UK in 2002 to take up a post with the European Parliament. Her main responsibilities are research and providing answers to questions posed by the general public, academics and the business community.
Gerassimos Galiatsatos - Administration and Finance
Tel. 020 7227 4334
Gerassimos (known also as Makis) comes from the beautiful Greek island of Cephalonia. His main responsibilities are to deal with public procurement contracts and managing various office administration and logistic issues. Makis studied accounting in Greece and spent several years working in the Sahara in international engineering and construction before moving to the European Parliament in Luxembourg and then to the London Office. Makis holds an MA in Politics & European Studies from London Metropolitan University and an MA in Political Communications from City University, London.
Riina Luik - Public Affairs
Tel. 020 7227 4300
Riina joined the European Parliament Press Service in 2005 dealing with press and also organised events for journalists. In 2009 Riina decided to broaden her experience by taking a career-break. She worked in the Estonian diplomatic service in London as well as the exciting world of corporate counter espionage. In January 2013 she rejoined the European Parliament to deal with TV and radio crews from all over the EU and the world.
Egle Puleikyte - Finance and Administration Coordinator
Tel. 020 7227 4337
Egle joined the London office in September 2011. Before that, she worked in the financial management unit of DG Interpretation in Brussels.
Christin Nilsson - Finance
Tel. 020 7227 4300
Christin joined us in 2014.
Elisabeth Sweeney - Outreach/Regional Liaison
Tel. 020 7227 4328
Elisabeth is a northerner through and through yet with that "je ne sais quoi" resulting from 30 years of working in the European Parliament in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg.
In the London office her main focus is on outreach beyond the Westminster bubble to the regions of Great Britain to explain the workings of the European Parliament and its MEPs.
Sam Lane - Education and Outreach
Tel. 020 7227 4336
Sam joined the office in the outreach team (education) in October 2017 after previously completing his traineeship at the office in spring 2016. Sam has a BSc in biology (UEA) and an MPA in science and public policy (UCL), as well as experience in policy and communications in the NGO and private sectors.
Zuzana Pavlickova - Press Attachée
(on maternity leave. Please refer to Olga Dziewulska)
Zuzana grew up in the UK, later to return to her native Czech Republic to study Economics and European Integration in Prague. In 2006 she worked for the European Commission in Brussels in its Lisbon strategy taskforce, before returning to the Prague office where she spent 7 years handling press and media relations. Zuzana then joined the team in London where she manages the press agenda and is engaged in media outreach activities.
(on maternity leave. Please refer to Sam Lane.
Michela Lucchini - Education and Youth
Tel. 020 7227 4307
Michela joined the London office in September 2015 after spending 7 years in Brussels, working in the Secretariat of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and previously in the Directorate for Legislative Acts. Before that, she spent several years in the translation business and in the European sales market. She holds a degree in Languages and Translation.