Are you a strategist, business developer or project manager of a communication agency, international institution, NGO or private company? Are you working on international or European social, educational or development projects? Do you need help with research and analysis, strategy, proposal writing, content creation, events or your social media strategy? Are you looking for a specialist in international strategic communication, project design or content creation?
Did you answer at least one question with yes? You have found your next collaborator!
I’m Annett, a communication specialist and independent consultant with more than seven years of experience in working on European and international projects. I have transformed my passion for foreign languages, reading, writing and meeting people from different cultural backgrounds into my profession.
I will be happy to add value to your projects!
Get a 20 minutes consultation for free to speak about your needs and your project via Skype annett.raebel, e-mail email@example.com or telephone +34 633304673.
I speak English, French, German (native) and Spanish fluently.
Antoine Rivet Managing Director - GOPA Com.
Annett helped us with a couple of tenders, taking care of the communication packages. Not only was she very independent in the drafting of them, but she outperformed by ensuring the coordination with the consortium partners and our teams, and bringing in relevant providers for the more challenging parts of the tender. Annett is also confident under pressure and can cope with very tight deadlines. She was a true asset.
Rebecca Stromeyer Founder ICWE, Founder & CEO of eLearning Africa, Co-Founder and Conference Chair of ONLINE EDUCA / OEB Global
Annett supported us this year on a very comprehensive tender which we were asked to get involved in at very short notice, and Annett was exceptional! Not only did she jump into the deep end and deliver sterling work in record time adhering to all the deadlines, but she worked collaboratively with all team members despite their dispersed locations and their multicultural backgrounds. She is a superb communicator who can quickly grasp and translate complex information and package it into meaningful and relevant content, fast and in different languages. I greatly enjoyed working with Annett who is a very intelligent, reliable and supportive professional. I can highly recommend Annett and I hope that I will have many opportunities to work with her again in the future.
Valentina Olariu Director EU & Public Affairs - Marco de Communicación
Annett is a highly skilled, hard-working and serious person. Her professional profile is a combination of creativity and strategy extremely useful in communication. A deep sense of responsibility combined with her talent and acquired skills recommend her for a multitude of tasks.
Manuel Villa Riera CEO - BrandCo & MINDFULZEN BUSINESS
Awesome! When, a few months ago, Annett sent me her first screening to support my new business development work at BrandCO, I was impressed. Accuracy, methodology, initiative ... a marvel. In 30 years of team management, I had never seen so much diligence, enthusiasm and speed of learning together. Congratulations, Thank you!! Love to be partners!!
Céline Jeangout Project Manager - Vision Communication Consultancy
I have had the chance of working with Annett on the launching of a communication campaign on Energy Transition. Not only has she demonstrated exceptional communication and translation skills but she has also been an invaluable addition to the team. I was impressed by her work ethic as well as her perfect command of the French language. Hadn’t she told me she was German I would have sworn she was native French speaker. She is a very hard-working, talented project manager who always keeps a smile on her face! She is a real pleasure to work with and I would be more than happy to renew the collaboration!
Tatiana Mora Director - Business Consulting - European Commission & International Organisations - EVERIS
Annett and I worked together at P.A.U. Education, where she belonged to the Strategy Department I was in charge of. Annett is an excellent researcher, always able to find the best information about the many subjects we work on and find creative ways to turn it into interesting and systematized strategic documents. Annett is an incredibly efficient and autonomous worker, always able to produce new ideas. Annett is a talented, hard-working and committed worker, it is a joy to collaborate with her.
Gilles Serré Chef de Projet Social Business - Groupe Renault
Pour développer notre site web www.mobiliz.groupe.renault.com, nous nous sommes adressés à PAU Education. Nos interlocuteurs privilégiés étaient Martine Aitken, Annett Räbel et Javier Soto. Tous les 3 ont été d’excellents conseils. Concernant Annett Räbel, il me semble que sa grande capacité d’écoute et de synthèse a rapidement permis : De cerner auprès des utilisateurs, via des interviews, les réelles attentes ; D’obtenir un support web particulièrement optimal, tant pour sa présentation visuelle que pour l’apport qu’il procure aux acteurs et aux bénéficiaires cibles. Je ne peux que me satisfaire de cette collaboration.
Begona Garcia Campos Project Manager - Mobile World Congress
I had the pleasure of working with Annett for more than two years at PAU Education, collaborating with her on several projects and communication campaigns, for both EU institutions and private companies. I was always impressed of Annett’s ability to quickly understand clients' needs and audiences and provide valuable inputs for their communication and develop impactful communication strategies. German native, Annett is herself an effective communicator who can create targeted content in Spanish, English, and French. She is also a creative, energetic and trustworthy person. I highly recommend her to assist any organisation in developing and implementing effective communication strategies.
Maria Bercetche Independent Consultant & Project Manager
Annett and I worked together in the Strategy Department of P.A.U. Education. Annett is a dedicated and effective researcher. She quickly understands the issues and is incredibly efficient in obtaining relevant information and synthesizing the most important points. In addition, she has excellent writing skills- in several languages! She has great experience in creating and coordinating networks of experts as well as working on several different topics including inclusive education, science education and EU policies. She is a hard-worker and a pleasure to work with.
Martine Aitken Project Management Consultant
I have worked with Annett Rabel on various projects on which I was project manager. Annett was in charge of the strategic aspects, and she was a key element in the success of those projects. In incluD-ed – the European Network for Inclusive Education and Disability, she showed an impressive range of capacities. In particular, she wrote a series of position papers focused on different aspects of the topic, which were disseminated among key stakeholders in the sector. She supervised with success an online discussion in collaboration with UNESCO; she actively promoted an open hearing and an open declaration in the European Parliament. I have been impressed by the way she embraced the topic and became a recognized actor in the field. In the development of the Mobiliz website for Renault, she was responsible for the development of an agile approach: she supervised the creation of a Minimum Viable Product, carried out the user tests and contributed all along the creation of the definitive site. She also created all the communication tools associated with the site. She worked harmoniously both with the internal team and with the clients. Annett is full of resources, able to embrace any new topic or approach and work efficiently in this new environment. She is a proactive, autonomous and efficient collaborator. She’s an excellent strategic analyst and a good communicator: she knows how to create relationships with stakeholders which complete and enrich her own approach. She is flexible, and her contributions to other projects and proposals have always brought a clear added value.
Mareike Zwoch Assistant German Desk - Quatro Casas
I worked for almost 3 years with Annett and I think she is a very self-confident, respectful and intelligent person. She is also very educated and clever and knowing her, I would not hesitate a minute to employ her if I had a business. She is friendly and focused at work and very committed; in two years I have learned very much from her. Annett looks beyond the apparent and thinks three steps ahead which makes her clearly a valuable asset for your company.
I support you researching ideas and information in order to design innovative projects for your clients, customers and different stakeholder groups.
I identify relevant issues for you and your clients' projects. After a conscious analysis, I come up with hypotheses and creative solutions.
I support you in preparing and presenting commercial offers or call for proposals. I give you advice and support during the whole project lifecycle - project design, implementation and evaluation.
I support you in designing, planning, executing and evaluating your international projects and communication campaigns. I also coordinate project partners and external experts.
I create unique and creative on- and offline content on a wide range of topics. Written documents include articles, interviews, press releases, PR material, reports, social media content and newsletters.
I am experienced in raising the awareness of policymakers on specific issues. Next to writing position papers, I identify your key stakeholders and organise encounters with them.
I provide support in organizing and animating your events, workshops and trainings. My services include working on the event program (methods and contents), practical and organizational issues as well as networking and representation tasks.
I create social media strategies and interesting content adapted to your social media channels. I can manage your accounts in order to reach out to your clients and stakeholders. My service includes an analysis of your social media performance related to your objectives.
I know where my strengths lie and engage in lifelong learning.
Together we analyze and discuss all the necessary steps to achieve your project goals.
I love challenges and have strong problem-solving skills. I always have your objectives and timings in mind.
I work efficiently and cost-effectively knowing about the importance to stay within the limits of your budget.
I always give my best trying to exceed your expectations so to continue our collaboration in the long-term.
I appreciate regular and close communication with you so to work as a team towards a common goal.
I have experience in working in ambiguous and fast-pacing work environments and quickly adapt to changes and upcoming needs.
I am fluent in German (native), English, French, and Spanish.
I am an effective strategic researcher and transform information in relevant, interesting and creative documents.
My mind, as well as my approaches, are creative. I am used to different idea crafting methods like focus groups and design thinking workshops.
I bring more than 5 years of experience working in the strategy team of a communication and consulting agency on international projects and communication campaigns.
I have an international vision and intercultural mindset having worked in multicultural teams and in projects aimed at beneficiaries in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
I always look at the bigger picture and for synergies. The topics I worked on are diverse: education, road safety, mobility, inclusion, innovation, entrepreneurship, health…
I have collaborated with international clients and stakeholders such as the European Commission, UNESCO, private companies such as Renault, and NGOs like Handicap International.
I know how important it is to be able to trust external collaborators when it comes to understanding and analysis of the tasks, the delivered quality and respected timings.
Projects of 2018 & 2019
Together with my clients, I have worked on different projects and proposals:
- – “SMEs’ Needs Analysis in Public Procurement” (GOPA Com for EASME)
- – “Social innovation/National reforms – Long-term care in Serbia” (Caritas CZ for EaSI/EC)
- – “Design, implementation and implementation of a communication policy on decentralization and deconcentration in Tunisia” (Proman for EuropeAid)
- – “Communication and Dissemination Services – External and Internal Events Management” (ICWE for EIT Health)
- – “Sustainable Energy Investment Forums – Service Framework Contract” (Gopa Com. for EASME)
- – “The Road Trip Project Spring Edition 2019 – A European experience by youth for youth” (Marco de Comunicacion for DG COMM FWC & DG REGIO)
- – “High-Tech Skills for Industry: Fostering New Services and Jobs Creation” (Gopa Com. for EASME)
- – “European Light Industries Innovation and Technologies (ELIIT) project” (Gopa Com. for EASME)
- – “International Digital Transformation – Enhanced Data Protection and Dataflows” (B&S Europe for Europe Aid)
- – “Energy Cities – EU Association of Local Authorities in Energy Transition” (Vision Communication)
- – Microsoft’s CSR Education Program (Dharma Factory)
CSR Health Project ‘Health at Heart’ – TOTAL M&S (Africa Division)
In 2014, TOTAL wanted to address the rising of cardiovascular diseases in Africa. In my role as a strategy researcher, I intensively worked on a study that revealed the opportunities for action and TOTAL’s role in them. The result was the development of the CSR health prevention program Health at Heart (La santé à Coeur). Starting in 2016 with a pilot-project in Tunisia, Congo, and Senegal, La santé à cœur has been implemented first in more than 40 countries in Africa Middle-East.
The program was designed around three lines of community actions to promote healthy lifestyles: 1. Employee engagement at the workplace, 2. Support of local NGOs and health organisations to conduct community screenings for cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors, 3. Awareness-raising through local activities.
To help TOTAL’s subsidiaries to implement the programme, I wrote the project implementation handbook and worked on all related awareness-raising and communication materials (logo, branding, illustrations, presentations, posters, moderators’ guide for focus groups, employee workbook).
Mobiliz, Renault’s Socially Responsible Garages – Renault
In 2016, Renault wanted to design a website to better communicate on its CSR project Renault Mobiliz and to connect with its beneficiaries. The project helps low-income job seekers in France to buy a car or have their car repaired at a reduced cost improving so their chances to find a job.
As part of the strategy team, I worked on the commercial offer to win the project and then on the new design of the website. I tested the content, the usability and different functionalities of the website’s front and back office with potential beneficiaries, mediating NGOs and the Renault garages in France. The website was launched in September 2017.
Additionally, I developed Mobiliz’s communication strategy, including its social media strategy, so to raise awareness among all target groups.
Global Road Safety CSR Strategy – Total S.A.
To prepare future business challenges TOTAL engaged in an internal restructuration process that also defined its relationships with society. TOTAL created a new CSR on ‘Road Safety, Mobility, Poverty & Sea Safety” and asked for support to define its mission and an action roadmap.
During a period of 3 months in 2017, I worked with TOTAL on its global new road safety strategy. A Design thinking workshop in Paris and interviews with TOTAL staff worldwide including road safety specialists, branch and subsidiary directors revealed new ideas and lines of actions. To better understand how TOTAL is perceived and which CSR road safety actions will be legitimate and useful, I conducted interviews with external national and international stakeholders such as the WHO, the GRSP, IBSR and the Red Cross.
The recommended CSR mission and roadmap was closely linked to contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
School contest ‘generations@school’ – European Commission (DG EMPL)
The generations@school project invited schools across Europe to open their classrooms to older generations and discuss how older and younger people can collaborate for a better life. It was created as part of the European Year for Active Ageing between Generations 2012, launched by the European Commission.
With over 350 contributions, the contest was such a success that it was re-launched as a stand-alone initiative in 2013 with a focus on Europe. The students and the elderly were invited to think about what they can do together to build a better Europe for all generations.
In both years, I created the contest resources for teachers and students and was responsible for designing the participation rules and selection criteria.
For dissemination purposes, I did mappings of EU multiplier organisations, wrote press releases and other written content testifying of the creativity and ongoing intergenerational exchanges and activities.
European Year for Active Ageing & Solidarity between Generations 2012 – European Commission (DG EAC)
The European Year for Active Ageing & Solidarity between Generations 2012 (EY2012) promoted a new vision on ageing and raised awareness of the contribution that older people make to society. My former company designed a large-scale campaign and organised a total of 113 events in all EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
As a member of the strategy team, I worked on the European school contest generations@school and the Senior Force Day that was held all over Europe to promote volunteering among the elderly.
During the EY2012, I brainstormed ideas, co-designed activities, wrote related communication materials, mapped potential participating organizations as well as multipliers and supported different teams thanks to my language skills.
‘On the Road to Safety’ CSR school programme – Total S.A.
Children and young people are the biggest victims of road accidents worldwide. TOTAL wanted to redesign their ‘On the road to safety’ (En route pour ta sécurité) CSR programme aimed at primary school children.
As part of the strategy team, I worked on an initial case study, consulting TOTAL employees, local stakeholders and participating schools worldwide, to see how the project has been implemented up-to-then.
Based on the study, we proposed to build a participation and community building strategy around their existing fun educational tool, the Road Safety Cube.
We designed different materials including an implementation handbook for TOTAL project managers, a teachers guide with different road safety materials and awareness-raising activities as well as a student handbook. Activities included a road safety audit of the school surroundings so that simple and cost-effective improvement measures can be identified. This approach allows for easy deployment of the project in different local contexts worldwide.
European Network on Inclusive Education & Disability – ONCE Foundation
For the Spanish ONCE Foundation, I coordinated their European Network on Inclusive Education & Disability (incluD-ed) between 2012 and 2015. incluD-ed aimed to promote good practices in the field of inclusive education and employability for people with disabilities across Europe.
I defined and implemented the network’s member and policy strategy. To advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, I wrote policy papers on various issues such as Erasmus+ or PISA that were shared with the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD as well as the UNESCO
I also frequently presented the network at events and conferences all over Europe and was in regular contact with the EU network members. My tasks furthermore included website content and social media management.
Project highlights: Open Hearing and Written Declaration on Inclusive Education at the European Parliament, collaboration with the UNESCO on Inclusive TVET, publication of two good practice guides and a study on quality factors for inclusive schools.
Health Pilot Project ‘Together’ – European Commission (DG SANTE)
To promote healthy habits among pregnant and breastfeeding women in the EU my former company designed an innovative pilot-project in six European cities to identify good practices and to inspire other European cities to take action. The project focused on reaching especially young mothers, immigrants, and women with lower income, who sometimes struggle to access fresh foods and other healthy lifestyle options.
‘Together’ promoted being healthy as something more than just a balanced diet and regular physical exercise. It’s a balance of physical, mental and social well-being that is supported by the social bonds between the women through group activities like yoga classes or cooking workshops.
At the start of the implementation phase of the project, I collaborated in the design of a 2-day workshop and animated the different activities for the participating project partners of each city. During the workshop, the participants developed their own activities, depending on the special needs, resources and potential partners of their community.
CSR Project ‘Safe Roads 4 Youth’ – Various public and private partners
Drink-driving is a critical issue in developing countries such as Vietnam, Argentina, and South Africa. Safe Roads 4 Youth (SR4Y), an action-research prevention project on drink driving addressed this issue. It was launched by a French multinational as part of their CSR actions.
To develop and implement the project, we have partnered with major non-profit organisations such as Handicap International in Vietnam, Red Cross in Argentina and Global Road Safety Partnership in South Africa and specialised research teams from local universities.
Participation and exchange were the pillars of the project approach. Local citizens and young adults were engaged to develop actions and activities that curb down drink driving. To empower them, SR4Y provided training, capacity-building, workshops and raised awareness among local populations.
As part of the strategy team, I worked on the project at different stages providing relevant strategies as well as content.
Study on IP in School Curricula in Europe – European Commission (EUIPO)
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) wanted to explore how IP is taught in primary and secondary schools (for ages 4 to 18) in all 27 European Member states.
As a member of the strategy team, I developed a benchmarking study that also included the most innovative countries at international levels such as Shanghai and Singapore. I researched school curricula, liaised with international IP experts and drew conclusions on the issues, methods and activities we identified as good practices in IP education.
The study assists educational policymakers in the EU to meet the challenges of the digital era and highlights the potential of IP education to be adapted to cross-cultural teaching.
European Road Safety Charter – European Commission (DG MOVE)
Since 2004, DG MOVE raises awareness on road safety as a shared responsibility for civil society and companies at the local, national and European level. The European Road Safety Charter (ERSCharter) brings together more than 4,000 public and private entities, research institutions, universities and schools that have launched road safety actions benefiting their members, employees and the society.
As a member of the strategy team, I was involved several times in successfully tendering and renewing the project. I liaised with potential partners, wrote the communication strategy and came up with proposals to restructure and revamp the ERSCharter website that showcases existing commitments, highlights road safety initiatives, and welcomes potential participants as they join the online community.
The ERSCharter proposes many activities including training programmes, conferences, webinars, and workshops.
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