Welcome to my personal blog – it’s here that I outline my views on EU politics, Brexit, German politics, Berlin politics, transport and technology. I’ve been blogging since 2005, making this one of the longest running blogs about EU affairs. I am also one of the most active users of Twitter to debate EU politics – follow @jonworth. My Twitter account is the third most followed non-politician account among Brussels decision makers – according to Hill + Knowlton.
In the media
I have been widely quoted in the media on EU and Brexit, and have appeared on live television and radio in English, French and German. An archive of my media appearances can be found on my business site here. If you would like a comment or analysis on one of my topics, please do contact me – please just be aware that Berlin is normally my base.
A full archive of all the articles I have published elsewhere and are available online can be found here. This includes columns written for LabourList (42 pieces), Politico Europe, Guardian Comment is Free, Left Foot Forward, Progress, LSE EUROPP, Social Europe Journal, WEF Forum Blog, Policy Network, IPPR, techPresident and openDemocracy, and – on a different topic – for Union in Englisch.
I am the author of a chapter entitled Working with the Media and Social Media in the EU in How to Work with the EU Institutions: A Practical Guide to Successful Public Affairs in the EU, edited by Alan Hardacre and published by John Harper Publishing in October 2020. The book can be ordered here.
I have also written the chapter of the book Geschlossene Gesellschaften? Beteiligungsprozesse, Medien und Öffentlichkeiten in Europa, Limburg & Grätz (eds), published by Deutsche Welle, ifa and Steidl – my chapter is entitled Europa im Internet: Unerfüllte Hoffnungen, vorsichtiger Optimismus. The contents page of the book is here – PDF, and it is available on Amazon here.
If you would like to hire me to write a piece for you, or to syndicate the content from this blog, please do contact me.
Videos of speeches and presentations
I am regularly invited to makes speeches and presentations at events and training courses across Europe. From the start of 2014 onwards all of these will be streamed, and will be listed here, together with some videos of previous presentations and keynotes.
Need a Creative Commons Licensed image of me to illustrate something? The main photo I use across all channels can be found here – CC-BY-SA License.
I cannot live off blogging (sadly!) so I am a self employed consultant about online communications for political purposes. More about that can be found on my business website. In the past I’ve been responsible for sites such as the Atheist Bus Campaign and the website for Harriet Harman’s campaign to become Labour Party Deputy Leader.
I am a member of the Europe Policy Group of World Economic Forum and the Advisory Group of Transparency International’s EU office. I was in the 2012 cohort of Europanova’s 40 Under 40 European Young Leaders programme (2012), and am a former President of the Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe, 2003-2005). Euractiv listed me as among the 40 most influential Britons on EU policy.
I’ve previously worked as a civil servant in London, and as an assistant in the European Parliament in Brussels. I speak French and German well, and Swedish and Italian badly, as well as my native English. I hold a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Merton College, University of Oxford, and a MA in European Politics from the College of Europe, Bruges.