Anna Sophie Liebst

Project Manager

Anna Sophie is the Project Manager for the Hello Norden site. The site provides information tools which aim to give help and support to make informed decisions about mobility when considering moving to or working or studying in another Nordic country.

Anna Sophie is specialized in providing information on a wide range of practical, legal and administrative questions concerning mobility in the Nordic countries; and in identifying cross border obstacles and working towards a coordinated process for the removal of obstacles in the Nordic region.

Furthermore, she is specialized in international project management, communications and networking. She is used to operating in a variety of cultural settings and can handle the complexities that arise while working in an international context. She has a systematic understanding of project management and a critical awareness of current problems together with new insights.

Languages
Danish
English
Swedish
Norwegian

Prior positions

  • Project Manager and Communications Officer, Nordic Council of Ministers – Hello Norden and Norden in Focus
  • Academic Staff, The University of Oslo
  • Academic Staff and Language Technician, The University of Copenhagen – Centre for Language Technology

Published articles on mobility issues in the Nordic region

Anna Sophie Liebst‘s spatial story

Got my kicks on Route 66

We were in the white Volkswagen. I was 14 years old, travelling with my mom down the interstate highway from Green Bay to Los Angeles. We were off to Western Samoa for two months, and we had four days to reach California before our flight was scheduled to leave for the tiny country in the Pacific Ocean.

For the whole year we lived in the States, the scene in the car always looked the same. My mom drove and listened to the news all the time. I tried to turn the radio on to cooler radio stations with George Michael, Madonna or Bruce Springsteen, while focusing on the road map and guiding her through the small towns, the huge cities, the mountains (Smoky, as well as, Rocky), the Nevada desert, the Four Corners or the Grand Canyon. Every drive, however long it was, it was the same; my mom driving and me with the map guiding her and trying to make her change the radio channel.

But on this trip, our constant fight for the radio channel was broken for a four-day long conversation on which high school I should choose when we got back to Denmark, and which classes I needed since I wanted to study Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen. When we reached Los Angeles, I had the next 10 years of my life planned out, and I knew I was going to live, study and work in Copenhagen for the rest of my life.

When I started at the University of Copenhagen, I had already studied Linguistics at the University of Oslo for almost two years. But now I was back in Copenhagen, to study, and live there for good. I thought. Again. Some years later, however, I packed my friend’s car with all my belongings and crossed the bridge between Denmark and Sweden and moved to Stockholm.

For the past decade I have been working in Stockholm for the Nordic Council of Ministers with the aim of supporting Nordic ministers and parliamentarians to develop and increase labor and student mobility across the Nordic borders and work out possible solutions to make the Nordic region a well-integrated region.

I no longer fight anyone for the radio – because of iTunes, I no longer guide with a map – because of gps, and I don’t live in Copenhagen or make lifelong plans. But I do know a lot about the Nordic countries, international mobility, planning projects and communication in an international context. So, give me a call if you need an expert on mobility, flexible planning or just want to talk about life in the Nordic countries in general.


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