Toby has recently completed a Schuman Traineeship with the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education where he contributed in particular to the on-going European Education Area initiative. He has a particular interest in European affairs, especially in the potential of international mobility experiences, such as those offered by Erasmus+, to have transformative effects on peoples’ lives. Toby graduated with an MA in European Policy from the University of Amsterdam in 2019. He has dedicated his academic focus to understanding how imaginations of European community and citizenship can be stimulated through educational and cultural policies, noting that effective communication (and addressing any lack there of) must be a central endeavour for further European integration.
“If it were to be done all over again, I’d start with culture” – Jean Monnet