Joan Lanfranco
Head of Communications and Outreach, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union

Joan Lanfranco (he/him/his) is Head of Communications and Outreach at the European Union office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, the German Green political foundation. Joan joined the foundation in August 2020 and he develops and leads the communication and outreach strategy of the office, including website, social media profiles (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr , Bluesky, Mastodon), email marketing, video, data visualisation, podcasts. He  manages the liaison and contact programme, press and media relations, publications and the visitors' programme. He also curates the Energy Transition blog (@EnergiewendeGER).

Joan has over 15 years of experience in EU and international communications, advocacy and campaigns. Joan worked at the European Parliament, at the transparency watchdog VoteWatch Europe, at the International Trade Union Confederation and at the pan-European communications agency GOPA Com. As freelancer, he also worked as EU reporter, campaigner and public affairs consultant.

Joan holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Master's degree in European Policies and Politics from the College of Europe in Bruges. He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Catalan and Italian, intermediate Dutch, is learning German and can understand Portuguese.


Email: Joan.Lanfranco [at]

Tel: +32 (0) 2 743 41 14

Twitter: @jmlanfranco