Virginija Balčiūnaitė joins Team Sunium!

Hi! I’m Virginija Balčiūnaitė, a Lithuanian based in The Hague, who cannot be more excited of sharing her new adventure within the Sunium team as a Communication and PR officer.

Have you ever had a bad feeling lurking on your shoulder, but then all of a sudden you get offered a dream job? Hope you did, the feeling is spectacular. The position within the Communication department is a great pleasure and responsibility, but first, let me share why it falls under the title of ‘dream job’.

I completed my International Politics and Development studies at Vytautas Magnus University. Thanks to my alma mater, I was able to expose myself to international affairs in theory and practice: I was part of multiple associations; participated in (and organised) various international trainings; lived and researched foreign societies for a full year during my Bachelor studies. During the last months of my studies, I joined the Communications team at Young European Leadership, where I encountered the perks of being in #TeamComms as Social Media officer. Afterwards I worked at the Departmental Council of the Ardennes and it strengthened my competences since I was solely responsible for promoting Interreg projects in the department. The dynamic experience of working with online communities, media, project managers and strategic management appealed to me so much that I decided to carry on my path within the Communications workspace. The best part, I am not limited to it! With Sunium, I will be focusing on Communications and PR, but at the same time I will have my parallel projects (hint: some trainings in exotic places).

Moreover, I truly believe in the company’s vision and mission. I adore Sunium’s vision of an open and informed society full of individuals, celebrating diversity but also a vision of bringing people together to spark the change for a more inclusive society.  I strongly believe that through multi-stakeholder approaches we can build and renew participatory democracy and increase the belief in our shared, positive future.

Today I officially join Sunium as Communication and PR officer. For all your concerns, questions and other remarks drop me a message on or follow me on Twitter @Virginie_balc.

If not, find me personally at events such as the Cyber Security Week in the Hague, EuroPCom in Brussels, and the Internet Governance Forum in Paris…! Stay tuned and see you soon!

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