With a background including positions such as communication officer at the European Commission and press officer and spokesperson to diplomatic missions in Brussels, Stavros Papagianneas is currently managing director of public relations consultancy StP Communications. He is a senior communications expert with more than 20 years’ experience in strategic communications, public affairs, public relations, digital communication, social media and media relations . He has also been a member of the Working Party on Information of the Council of the European Union. He is the author of many articles in EU media like Euractiv, New Europe, L' Echo, De Tijd, Communication Director and Research Europe. He is also the author of the books : Rebranding Europe and Powerful Online Communication and has been ranked as one of the TOP 40 EU Influencers. Stavros is a graduate in Communication Sciences from the VUB University of Brussels, and has since completed additional training and courses.