Learn how the legislative process and interest representation is carried out in practice on the European level and obtain a thorough understanding of the different public affairs tools that are indispensable in Brussels.
This seminar will move beyond text-book descriptions of the EU legislative process to provide practically oriented perspectives right from the heart of the Brussels public affairs landscape. As well as possessing an overview of the spectrum of actors on the Brussels stage, after this seminar you will be capable of identifying the right communication tools for the appropriate contacts to successfully advocate interests in the decision-making process. Participants will experience developing a strategy for effective advocacy work and gain insight into building up strong professional networks, both in EU and national-level advocacy, providing a foundation for successful and competent public affairs work.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Advocacy work in Brussels
- Identifying the right contacts
- The spectrum of actors in Brussels
- Instruments of communication and points of contact
- Building cooperation with other advocacy groups
- Legitimacy and transparency in EU-level advocacy
The seminar is aimed at professionals considering a career in public affairs, students with a background in European studies, politics, or public affairs and is equally suitable for students or professionals with an interest in advocacy work at national level.
A combination of keynote speeches, presentations, real-life case studies, group work and a simulation game.
Participants can expect a comprehensive, nuanced understanding of how EU decision-making processes work in practice that will transform text-book knowledge of the legislative process.
Participants will be armed with insider know-how directly applicable in advocacy work. They will be comfortable building up and maintaining professional networks and cooperating with other actors in forming interest groups.