Desk Officer at Embassy of Sweden in Denmark
- Copenhagen Area, Capital Region, Denmark
- International Affairs
Katarina Tafvelin's Overview
- Desk Officer at Embassy of Sweden in Denmark
- 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
- Legal Adviser at Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
- Civil Affairs Officer (Judicial) at United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), Dili, East Timor
- Assistant Judge at Svea Court of Appeal
- Law Clerk at Helsingborg District Court
- Assistant Lecturer at Uppsala University
- Uppsala University
- Kongahäll High School, Kungälv, Sweden
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
Head of Communication and Media
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; International Affairs industry
April 2009 – April 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.
Embassy of Sweden in Spain
July 2004 – August 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.
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; International Affairs industry
February 1997 – January 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.
Civil Affairs Officer (Judicial)
Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; International Affairs industry
February 2000 – October 2000 (9 months) Dili, East Timor
Post conflict development of the justice sector. Assisted local prosecutors. Liaised with UN police.
Svea Court of Appeal
November 1995 – January 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.
Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry
March 1990 – June 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
- International Relations
- European Union
- Media Relations
- International Development
- Human Rights
- International Organizations
- Public Affairs
- Public Diplomacy
- Foreign Affairs
- Political Science
- Foreign Policy
- Social Media
- Public Administration
- Digital Media
- International Law
- Public Policy
- Event Management
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
- Essentials Course on Transitional Justice, Faculty of Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2-5 February 2006
Katarina Tafvelin's Education
Master of Laws, Law
1987 – 1993
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
1983 – 1987
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