Ben currently works in communications for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. In this capacity he has drafted policy briefs and speeches for EU officials and has written articles, blogs and social media posts. One memorable experience was working on a speech for Mariya Gabriel, the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.

Ben also writes on European affairs and EU issues for various journals. He has recently written on European literature for the European journal Are We Europe, and has interviewed the former President of the European Research Council for the online EU affairs journal Europa United.

He has also had a poem commissioned by the EU body the European Research Council (ERC), to celebrate the work of ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon.

Ben is keen to collaborate with other journalists in the European sphere, and is available for commissions and projects and general journalist reportage. You can find his contact details here. Follow him on Twitter at: @Benj_Ray

performance at the EU Commission, Brussels