This is my personal site and blog (still in construction). If you are here you probably have at least one interest in common with me.
I’m Aurelie Valtat.
On this site I share personal thoughts about global development, communications, digital, EU affairs, innovation in the public sector as well as book reviews on the above, all of which keep me busy during the day in my job as head of digital & internal communications for EuropeAid, the EU’s development & international cooperation arm.
At night and during the weekend, I unleash my passions for aromatherapy, botany, photography and travel. You can see some of this on my personal site, but also on my other site dedicated to aromatherapy & wild edibles – Aroma’Tips (in French only).
If you’re fond of flowers and exotic plants like me, take a look at my Instagram account 1 Day 1 Flower – and help me ID some of them!
You probably know the Hallerbos in Spring, when it turns into a fairy wood with its carpets of bluebells everywhere. I took a group of around 20 people to explore the wild edibles in the Hallerbos today, and the walk was very enjoyable. I even discovered a couple of new plants myself, alas not edible …
Avec les beaux jours et le soleil, il est temps de faire un petit tour dans un potager bio où l’on peut ramasser soi-même les fruits et légumes parce que leur goût est unique, puisque le fruit de votre labeur. D’habitude nous allons à Pur Fruit près de la frontière française, mais c’est fermé le dimanche, …
Last weekend I spent a day with a Prince in his court. If this conjures mental images ‘a la Disney’ then you’re quite off the mark, because the Prince I’m talking about is the son of the King of Tiebele in Burkina Faso and his court is a village deep in the African bush with …
I’m always happy to hear from you and to answer any question you may have.
I also take occasional speaking engagements throughout the year, so if you’re looking for expertise on digital strategy, digital communications, innovation in the public sector and change management, I’m your (wo)man!