Nicolas obtained a bachelor’s degree in European Business Management and Marketing at UCLL. The programme included a yearly rotation system between different universities across Europe. In the first year he was stationed at UAB, Barcelona, Spain followed by UCLL, Belgium and Coventry University, UK. This European education experience may be seen as an advanced European integration initiative to combine academic and cultural learning with a focus on European integration processes. In the course of it, Nicolas developed a great interest in how the EU operates internally as well as how it positions itself globally. Furthermore, he obtained a Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Antwerp where a more geopolitical perspective was offered.
After his studies, Nicolas completed internships in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Consulate General of Belgium and at the Belgian Chamber of Commerce. In the first, he provided assistance in economic and consular diplomacy and in the second, he coordinated social and business events.
At Publyon, Nicolas assists EU public affairs consultants across the digital & tech, sustainability, and transport & energy sectors.
Nicolas was born and raised in Antwerp, speaks Dutch and English and has a basic knowledge of French.