|Intro||Political blogger, journalist and editor|
|Birth||23 May 1980|
Jon Worth (born May 23, 1980 in Newport, Wales) is a political blogger, journalist, editor and a relatively early expert on EU affairs in the Internet who regularly writes about EU policy, Brexit and Germany policy. Since 2015 he is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe.
Jon Worth studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Merton College, University of Oxford where he optained a BA grade, he also holds a MA in European Politics at the College of Europe, Bruges. Jon Worth’s “Euroblog” started in 2005. It was ranked 3rd most influential left of centre blog in 2010 by Social Europe, and among the 10 must read EU blogs by Fleishman Hillard. Hill+Knowlton Strategies ranked him as the third most significant non parliamentary EU influencer on Twitter and was in EurActiv’s list of most influential Britons in EU policy.
In his political work he was President of the NGO Young European Federalists Europe between 2003 and 2005. In British politics he was responsible for the online campaign for Harriet Harman’s 2007 run to be Labour Party Deputy Leader and also did online campaigning for Diane Abbott’s Labour Leadership bid in 2010. He was one of the founders of the Atheist Bus Campaign in 2008, the campaign having first been visualised in his blog entry “In your face atheism?”. In 2013, at the time of his move to Berlin, he quit the Labour Party and joined the German Greens where he ran in the 2016 local elections
He is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges where he has been teaching since the 2015-16 academic year. He teaches students in the politics department about online communications and the EU, and (together with Pierpaolo Settembri and Costanza Hermanin) runs the negotiation simulation.
As a UK citizen in Germany personally impacted by Brexit he has regularly appeared in the German media to talk about the topic, appearing on Deutsche Welle, n-tv, Deutschlandfunk, Zeit Online and Süddeutsche Zeitung.
He is a member of the Europe Policy Group of World Economic Forum, and a member of the Transparency International EU Advisory Group.