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Laura Cigolot

Laura Cigolot, Director

Portland Communications

My Job

I support clients on the implementation of many exciting public affairs strategies, mainly related to health care, with a view to create value and impact and build a healthier and more sustainable future for all citizens in Europe.

I have extensive experience in association management, policy advocacy and awareness raising, project management, strategic communications and public relations.

My Experience

Throughout my professional career, I have been providing bespoke services in the public policy space to a wide range of stakeholders, building mutually beneficial partnerships at EU and country level, managing multi-stakeholder alliances, running effective engagement and communications campaigns, and helping clients grow their digital and social media presence.

My Specialisms

My Proudest Achievements

Having the opportunity to represent clients abroad, joining conferences with an international outreach and communicating important policy messages to a wider audience and building my professional network beyond Brussels.

Coordinating and developing pan-European coalitions and working groups with the aim of educating decision makers as well as patient and healthcare professional groups on some of the most pressing elements of the EU health policy agenda.

My Education

I have a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Kent (UK) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Trieste, Italy.

I have also studied music for 18 years and have a degree in piano from the Conservatory of Udine (Italy).

My Languages

Italian, English, French, rusty German and basic Spanish.

My Interests outside work

Travelling, practicing sports (swimming, skiing and sailing), going to the theatre and joining Latin American dance classes.

My Favourite Brussels anecdote

A big fan of a former EU Commissioner for Health, I once bumped into him in the Parliament and purposely took the same elevator with him for an unscheduled private meeting. Best face-to-face meeting ever!

And you will be surprised about the number of connections, stories and anecdotes Place Luxembourg can provide!


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