Katarina Tafvelin

Katarina Tafvelin

Desk Officer at Embassy of Sweden in Denmark

Location
Copenhagen Area, Capital Region, Denmark
Industry
International Affairs

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Katarina Tafvelin's Overview

Current
  • Desk Officer at Embassy of Sweden in Denmark
Past
  • Head of Communication and Media at Baltic Development Forum
  • First Secretary at Embassy of Sweden in Spain
  • Second Secretary at Embassy of Sweden in DR Congo
Education
Connections

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Katarina Tafvelin's Summary

I have worked with international relations for 15+ years, mainly for the Swedish Foreign Ministry but also at a UN Peacekeeping mission and a Baltic Sea Region networking organization. Outside of Sweden and Denmark I have lived and worked in East Timor, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Spain.

At present I promote Sweden in Denmark through cultural or business related events, press contacts and digital channels, with close cooperation between the Embassy, Business Sweden, VisitSweden and Danish counterparts.

My previous work experience includes public diplomacy, media relations, event management, multilateral and bilateral negotiations, UN and humanitarian affairs, development cooperation, international law as well as civil and criminal judicial procedure.

I have a Master of Laws degree and a five years work experience as assistant judge, which made me affected to analytical assignments and dedicated to details. I am fluent in English and Spanish and good enough in French.

Specialities: International Relations, Politics, Public Administration, Communication, Digital Media, Social Media, Nation Branding, Event Management

Katarina Tafvelin's Experience

Desk Officer

Embassy of Sweden in Denmark

October 2012Present (2 years) Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Promotion of Sweden in Denmark, relations with media and general public, website and social media management, nation branding, event management.

Head of Communication and Media

Baltic Development Forum

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; International Affairs industry

April 2009April 2012 (3 years 1 month) Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Baltic Development Forum is a high-level network for decision-makers from business, politics, academia and media in the Baltic Sea Region. I work with online communication, social media, email marketing, press releases, event management and as webmaster of two WordPress websites, incl. SEO and Analytics.

First Secretary

Embassy of Sweden in Spain

July 2004August 2008 (4 years 2 months) Madrid Area, Spain

Head of the Department of Press, Information and Culture. Event management. Relations to media. Reporting on Spanish national politics, EU policy and Spain's external relations to Latin America and Africa.

Second Secretary

Embassy of Sweden in DR Congo

January 2002July 2004 (2 years 7 months) Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Humanitarian affairs, international development cooperation, peacekeeping issues

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; International Affairs industry

February 1997January 2002 (5 years) Sweden

Legal advice related to international treaties, international organizations and peacekeeping missions. Secretary of the Swedish delegation for international law. Represented Sweden in the EU working group on terrorism during the Swedish EU Presidency in 2001.

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; International Affairs industry

February 2000October 2000 (9 months) Dili, East Timor

Post conflict development of the justice sector. Assisted local prosecutors. Liaised with UN police.

Assistant Judge

Svea Court of Appeal

November 1995January 1997 (1 year 3 months) Sweden

Presented cases to be decided by the Court before panels of judges. Extensive research and analyse of jurisprudence. Drafted judgements and decisions. Took minutes at hearings. Liaised with prosecutors, solicitors and the public.

Law Clerk

Helsingborg District Court

November 1993October 1995 (2 years) Sweden

Analysed legal issues to be addressed by the Court. Research of jurisprudence. Drafted judgements and decisions. Took minutes at hearings. Liaised with prosecutors, solicitors and the public.

Assistant Lecturer

Uppsala University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

March 1990June 1992 (2 years 4 months) Sweden

Administered the first semester of studies at Uppsala law school, the oldest in Sweden.

Katarina Tafvelin's Skills & Expertise

  1. International Relations
  2. Politics
  3. European Union
  4. Media Relations
  5. International Development
  6. Human Rights
  7. International Organizations
  8. Public Affairs
  9. Public Diplomacy
  10. Foreign Affairs
  11. Political Science
  12. Foreign Policy
  13. Spanish
  14. Social Media
  15. Public Administration
  16. French
  17. Danish
  18. English
  19. Digital Media
  20. International Law
  21. Diplomacy
  22. Public Policy
  23. Event Management

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Katarina Tafvelin's Languages

  • Swedish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • French

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Danish

    (Professional working proficiency)

Katarina Tafvelin's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • Essentials Course on Transitional Justice, Faculty of Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2-5 February 2006

Katarina Tafvelin's Education

Uppsala University

Master of Laws, Law

19871993

Thesis: “The Inter-American Court of Human Rights – Questions of Procedure”

Activities and Societies: Göteborgs Nation

Kongahäll High School, Kungälv, Sweden

Student degree (Science), Upper Secondary School

19831987

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