Geoffroy Berson

Tech & Public Affairs professional
and Open Government advocate.

Coming from France πŸ‡«πŸ‡·, until recently based in Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ,
now looking for new adventures in Europe πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί
Have a look at my resumΓ© πŸ“„ !

Creator of the tech x politics newsletter The Monthly Read πŸ“©

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Tech & Public Affairs Professionnal

I recently completed a 2-year mission in Tallinn

to create and shape the position of Digital AttachΓ© for the French Institute and the French Embassy to Estonia.

My responsibility consisted in enhancing bilateral cooperation on political and ethical issues of innovation, and rolling out a strategy of online influence for the French Institute of Estonia.

Not sure what France can bring to a pioneer country like Estonia? Take 5mn to read about:

Working for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the most digitally avanced nation that is Estonia made me learn a lot about the future of institutions, democracy and diplomacy.
(Read my analysis of e-democracy in Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ)

πŸ“’ Open Government Advocate

I co-founded in 2015 the French chapter of DemocracyOS,

a global movement that promotes open source civic tech for more inclusive models of governance.

DemocracyOS France is now a leading actor of f0rk (ex- Open Democracy Now), the most effervescent activist network in France dedicated to promoting digital commons in democratic innovation.

πŸŽ“ Sciences Po Alumnus

I graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies in 2016,
where I studied Political Science and Public Affairs with a minor on EU Affairs and Central Europe.
I studied for one year at the Charles University in Prague as part of my Bachelor.

πŸ–‹ Occasional Blogger

From time to time, I post on Medium
to share my views on innovation or recommend the smartest TV shows around.

In August 2018 I launched The Monthly Read πŸ“© , a personal newsletter where I recommend and comment quality content from media and blogs that helped me shape my understanding of tech and politics. πŸ‘‰ Subscribe or read the September issue about the future of wars!

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί European Citizen

After growing up in the French town of Dijon,
I have lived in Prague πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ, Paris πŸ‡«πŸ‡·, Berlin πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ and Tallinn πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ. Europe is my playground.

πŸ—Ί Travel Addict

There's not much I'm prouder of
than my references on Couchsurfing πŸ™

As a French rapper put it, I want to go around my planet like the rings of Saturn.