Communications Officer

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Patrick Willemsen is the Communications Officer of HCSS, in charge of all communication, PR, publications, webinars, social media and press contacts. He also works on the BNR/HCSS podcast De Strateeg, and manages Studio HCSS.

He holds a Master’s Degree in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam and has a degree in shoe design from the ModaPelle Academy in Milan. Previously, Willemsen worked as product manager and brand manager for several Italian sneaker brands, and he is a well known sneakercollector (link).

Before that, he was project manager of the Education & Events Department at the T.M.C. Asser Institute for International and European Law in The Hague, where he was responsible for the development and organization of all educational activities in the field of International Law, from summer schools to expert sessions, for both students and professionals. He also worked as freelance social media manager and marketing manager, as assistant editor for a publishing house in Amsterdam and as illustrator for children’s books.