April 9th, 2024
Job Opportunity: Pearle* is seeking a European Affairs Adviser
Pearle* is looking for a person who is familiar with the regulatory environment at European and international levels, and its functioning, who is service-oriented and well-organised, to join our team in Brussels. An interest in the daily operations and managerial/business side of a live performance organisation is a plus.

Created in 1991, Pearle* is the European voice for the live performance sector. Pearle* represents through its network of associations and organisations more than 10 000 theatres, theatre production companies, orchestras, operas, ballet and dance companies, circus and street theatre, festivals and other professional organisations in the music and performing arts sector. As an employers’ and sector federation, Pearle* represents its members to the European and international institutions. Pearle* is closely involved in policy and regulatory affairs which may impact the daily functioning and management of a live performance organisation. As a membership organisation, Pearle* works for and on behalf of its members.

Being part of a small international team, you will have a variety of tasks. A day at Pearle* is never the same. Working at Pearle* is exciting, as you will be able to valorise your skills and contribute to the activities of the association and put them at the service of the members and beyond.

More concretely, you will be

  • Monitoring EU affairs and gathering intelligence on current and upcoming EU regulatory developments of relevance for our sector
  • Reading and analysing legislative initiatives and existing regulations in view of the members' interests
  • Liaising with the European institutions, such as the Commission, the European Parliament, Permanent representations, and others
  • Representing Pearle* at expert groups, consultation meetings, conferences
  • Coordinating and participating in stakeholder groups
  • Exchanging with Pearle* members, consulting them in view of positions; assisting them with their questions regarding the interpretation and implementation of EU law
  • Drafting impact analysis and briefing notes about EU legislation and policies
  • Presenting EU regulatory affairs at members' conferences and webinars
  • Participating in Pearle* members conferences, preparing workshops, contacting speakers
  • Facilitation of capacity-building workshops and internal working groups
  • Drafting position papers, statements, press releases, newsletters, briefings, reports and website content
  • Developing advocacy strategies and defining positions on policy dossiers in close cooperation with the Pearle* team, members and other stakeholders
  • Contributing to the European projects in which Pearle* is involved


  • have a master's degree (or equivalent)
  • demonstrate clear knowledge of EU law, the EU institutions and the EU legislative processes
  • are able to unravel legal texts, and capture a wide range of policy texts
  • can acquaint with a very wide variety of policy areas
  • have a few years of relevant work experience in an international environment
  • are a service-oriented person: you are always aware of the fact that you work for and on behalf of the members of the association
  • are an enthusiast and extravert person, and can easily respond to new priorities
  • you show great curiosity about policy developments and have a keen interest in the association’s activities and those of the members
  • are accurate in the work that you deliver and have attention to detail
  • are organised and can work against deadlines
  • are someone the team can rely on, thanks to your continuous involvement in helping build the association’s output
  • have a very good level of (oral and written) English – all other European languages welcome
  • are a fast learner and adapt quickly to a new environment
  • demonstrate to be a team player

You will report on a daily basis to the Director of the Association.

The official office (workplace) is based in 1000 Brussels, Sainctelette Square 19. This can be combined with telework. It is assumed that the candidate lives in Belgium.

The schedule of the working hours will be discussed jointly with the Director upon the start of the contract. Additional working hours (up to a full-time schedule of 38h/week) may be proposed in the framework of European projects.

Pearle* offers an exciting work environment within a small international team, with possibilities to further career prospects.

Salary scale according to PC 304, Cat A (including holiday money, end-of-year bonus, home-work travel in Belgium). Extra-legal benefits: lunch vouchers, and other benefits according to the company policy

Please send your application, including a motivation letter (max 1 page A4) and your CV to the attention of Anita Debaere, Director  info@pearle.eu by 26 May 2024

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