Most sectors of society are affected by developments in Brussels. EU competence is more relevant than ever.
Director, Norwegian Shipowners' Association
Name: Helene Tofte
Current work situation: Director, Norwegian Shipowners' Association
2003-student at The European Integration Summer School
- I was a Summer School student in 2003, and the studies were part of my Cand.mag. degree. I experienced the studies as academically challenging and very interesting. We had lecturers from different institutions from different countries, as a student it felt like a small part of Europe came to Kristiansand – it was very inspiring.
The unity of the group and our interesting discussions!
The program was very important for my further career. After the summer school, I decided to take a master's degree in European studies in the UK and after that I ended up working with EU affairs in Brussels for several years.
Most sectors of society are affected by developments in Brussels. 2019 brought with it a new political leadership in Brussels with high ambitions in a number of areas that will affect us here in Norway. This shows that EU competence is more relevant than ever. For my own part, I have had great use of my EU expertise. Following EU policy development is still an important part of my daily work.