Joan Lanfranco (he/him/his) is Head of Communication and Outreach at the European Union office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Joan joined the foundation in August 2020 and he develops and leads the communication and outreach strategy of the office, including digital (website, social media profiles - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr - , emailing, video, data visualisation, podcasts) and hybrid solutions (liaison and contact programme, press and media relations, publications, events, visitors' programme). He also curates the Twitter account of the Energy Transition blog, @EnergiewendeGER.
Joan has over 12 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.