About me

Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard in Beirut, Lebanon, 2010

Name: Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard

Metier: Journalist

Born: 23rd of October1985

I am currently working as the editor of ZealandDenmark EU News. The office, where I work, is the representation of the municipalities and the region of Zealand, but I work independently as a journalist/communications officer.

I am occasionally – when I’ve got the time – blogging about EU affairs on the blog www.euzoo.dk with a great friend of mine, Andreas Marckmann Andreassen.


In the past

After graduation from the Danish School of Media and Journalism (April 2010) I worked one and a half year at the Danish IT media www.comon.dk covering IT business, telecom and web development. With a hint of gadgetry.

I have a great interest in EU matters and international politics. My urge to learn more about the world took me to Lebanon in 2009, where I studied at the American University of Beirut (Sept09-Feb10).

In the past I have been working as an intern at the Danish news agency Ritzaus Bureau (Feb08-Jan09). At the agency I was working at the sports desk, foreign desk, parliament desk and I also had a 5 month term for the agency in the EU capital, Brussels.

I was an intern at www.comon.dk (Aug07-Jan08).

Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard in Beitedine, Lebanon, 2010

I am blogging about EU affairs on the blog www.euzoo.dk. I started the blog with my great friend and work buddy at the Danish School of Journalism, Andreas Marckmann Andreassen. The blog was inactive from October 2009 till August 2010, but is once again running – but with a quite random frequency. Jakob Hvide Beim was also part of the blog crew for a limited time.

When studying I wrote freelance articles for the daily newspapers Information and Kristeligt Dagblad including some minor newspapers.

Before getting my education at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (final exam in April, 2010) I worked for half a year as project coordinator at the Christian Democratic Youth where I developed a political role playing game I toured Denmark with. During my 6 month employment 1000 kids played the game.

I have always been active and engaged in various organisations. I once took courses to be a dance instructor in swing, I have been a voluntary communication worker at non profit Cafe Retro, and I used to be active in the Christian Democratic Youth, which I arranged seminars for in Denmark and Lebanon. I also participated in a joint project work with other Danish youth parties to arrange seminars and projects in Lebanon and Denmark with Lebanese youth politicians, who were not used to establishing a dialogue.


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