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The BBB Series: Bathonians in Brussels

For the 1st 'BBB Series' interview of 2023, we spoke to University of Bath graduate Indre Krivaite, who first came to Brussels for her placement year in 2016.


Name: Indre Krivaite


Connection to Bath: University of Bath 2018 graduate in BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations


Why and when did you first move to Brussels: I first moved here in August 2016 for my placement year, during which completed two internships: one at the Council of the EU and one at Lithuania’s Permanent Representation to the EU. I left with a determination to come back to the Brussels bubble and did so in 2019, after completing a Master’s in EU foreign policy.


Current job & role: As Communications Coordinator at the think tank Carnegie Europe, I am responsible for all things social media, shaping the communications strategy, and editing mailings as well as the security blog “Strategic Europe”.


Best life lesson in Brussels: Always carry around an umbrella.


Recommendation for someone that would like to come to work in Brussels: Finding a job as a fresh graduate can be tough due to the competition; having some work experience (internships, e.g. during placement year) beforehand helps!


A thing from Brussels that you would like to export to Bath: Neuhaus chocolate


A thing from Bath that you would like to import to Brussels: The whole of beautiful Bath


Favourite place in Bath: Royal Crescent area - and The Oven for food!


Favourite place in Brussels: Mont des Arts, but a major advantage of Brussels is its proximity to other nice Belgian towns (Leuven, Gent, Bruges) – and Paris and Amsterdam are just a 1-2 hour Thalys train ride away!

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