About: European public affairs

Politics 18-10-2017

It’s high time the Council joins the EU’s Transparency Register rules

The Council of the European Union is one of the most important institutions involved in the EU’s decision-making process. But despite a ruling by the highest EU court and increased demands from civil society, they refuse to sign up to the transparency register, writes Andreas Pavlou.
5 differences in corporates & federations communication
Public Affairs 09-06-2016

5 differences in corporates & federations communication

In April 2016, EURACTIV circulated a survey among EU affairs experts working in corporations and federations in Brussels, trying to examine the different roles these entities play in “the Bubble”, the synergies between them, but also what sets them apart in their approach to raise awareness of various policy aspects.
Digital & Media 23-06-2014

Lobbyists increasingly look online to influence EU policy

Public affairs in Europe is increasingly moving online to reach EU policy makers, linking their campaigns to what high-level official of the EU Commission, Robert Madelin, called the ‘creation of a digital public service’ on Thursday (19 June).
Public Affairs 13-01-2014

What the 2014 elections will mean for EU public affairs professionals

All eyes are on the EU institutions this year given the upcoming European Parliament elections and the subsequent change of top officials. But the stream of analyses and conferences fail to address a vital question: what will these changes mean for the business community, NGOs and the wider public affairs world, András Baneth writes.
Public Affairs 08-04-2011

Of power, proximity and public affairs

Ex-diplomats with an understanding of how the EU works are likely to be a useful part of the scene for the foreseeable future. They after all have training in history, geography and power – the very essence of both public affairs and foreign policy, writes Tom Spencer, executive director of the European Centre for Public Affairs (ECPA), in an April commentary. 
Public Affairs 18-03-2011

Why I’m proud to be a lobbyist

Public affairs professionals transform data and information into electrical impulses that travel from one decision centre to another, setting in motion the muscles of society that enable change and ensure the stability and smooth functioning of democratic systems, writes Luis Aguado Alba of Mas Consulting in an award-winning essay presented at the European Public Affairs Consultancies Association's 2011 AGM.
Public Affairs 01-12-2010

Of Poppies & the Public Affairs of Remembrance

Poppies can teach us a lot about the public affairs of the 21st century, writes Tom Spencer, executive director of the European Centre for Public Affairs (ECPA), in a November briefing.