About

Thanks for checking out the “European Union 2.0” blog.

My name is Tony Lockett and I work for the European Commission.  I’m fascinated by the potential of digital media to improve policy-making, as well as helping us to communicate and collaborate more effectively.

I spent the first six months of 2013 as the European Union Fellow at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA), where I worked with the Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of Communication.  In addition to teaching about the EU, this was a unique opportunity to study the disruptive impact of digital media in the USA and Europe.

During the fellowship, I interviewed more than a hundred people about their experiences working on digital engagement in different contexts (government, politics, business, media, academia …).  I used this blog to share some of their stories, as well as collecting useful feedback and comments from readers.  Since completing the fellowship, I continue to update this blog occasionally when time allows and when I come across interesting stuff to share!

This blog is personal.  The views expressed in the posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.

Apart from this blog, you can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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5 responses to “About

  1. Pingback: Interactive policy-making | Open Policymaking

  2. I had a look at Crossover project. Deeply inspiring! For me the question is: what should be the next Multiannual Financial Framework process in view of the Crossover collaboration proposals? Could this be built in the current negotiations between Council and Parliament?

  3. WPI’s 15 year Nobel peace laureate forum Takes place In portland fall 2013. We are featuring EU, are you interested in Participating? The theme is Peace through Trade.

  4. Good work! Please, keep the blog update with your GOOD articles!

    • Thanks for the encouragement, Helder. Now that I have finished the Fellowship, I have less time to research and write articles for the blog. I decided to take a break for a couple of months. But I may begin sharing examples here again when I can find the time and inspiration! I’m still active on Twitter though (@tonylbxl) so we can continue to exchange there.

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