The war in Ukraine is bringing unimaginable suffering. At the same time, it is creating a situation in Europe that has not existed since the last century. EAPC condemns this assault – which disregards human and international law in every form – on a democratic, self-determining country.
In 2019, our last European Conference took place in Athens. For 2020, all preparations were already underway for Tbilisi/Georgia. Then came the pandemic. We moved the conference to Vienna and had to realize that it was not possible to hold it there either. Neither in the fall of 2020, nor in the following spring, nor in the fall of the previous year. But now we are looking forward to the first big summit with experts, colleagues, and friends of our industry. And we cordially invite everyone who is interested in the work of our industry to enjoy these days in Vienna with us.
On April 26, the eighth Academy of the EAPC went on stage via zoom. The theme of the evening was the presidential election in Chile, which ended so surprisingly.
Matías Gálvez, involved in the campaign, gave deep insights on campaign strategy and on how voters’ opinions changed during the campaign.
Election campaigns in Europe are always an extremely interesting story. Each country has its own structure, culture and its own challenges. Finding out more about the background and insides of the campaigns is very important to us as EAPC. Find out more about election campaigns in Europe through interviews with insiders.
The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges of our time. As part of a cooperation project between EAPC and “Palace of New Thinking” (PONT), alternative approaches in combating the crisis were developed.
From 2022, Europe’s political advisers will also have their own “holiday” in the annual calendar. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the association, the EAPC declared the founding day, September 14, as “Political Consultants’ Day”, to be celebrated annually in the future. The aim is to make the work of the sector more visible and to emphasise the contribution that political consultants make to strengthening democracy.
Continuing to grow, attracting new members from our sector who will join us in promoting fair and respectful work and strengthen democracy in Europe with their commitment is one of the EAPC’s primary concerns. That is why we are particularly proud to present to the public personalities who have become part of our association in recent months.
Welcome to our family!
Pavel Dubravskiy, Russia
He and his agency «Dubravskiy Consulting» have advised more than 20 election campaigns, ranging from municipal to presidential level. He helps politicians, parties and businesses in Russia.
Aloys Hirzel, Switzerland
Aloys Hirzel is co-founder of Hirzel.Neef.Schmid.Councelors, a leading communications strategy consultancy organized as a law firm. The company with offices in Zurich, Berne and Geneva is owned by the currently ten partners.
Matt Klink, USA
September 14, 2021 marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of the association. Reason enough for the EAPC to take this as the occasion for a worthy evening, which was celebrated virtually.
The EAPC condemns the politically motivated murder of MP David Amess. The EAPC Board adopted a statement to this effect at its meeting on October 26.
Africa’s young political consultants have become increasingly important not only on this continent but also worldwide. Some years ago, they founded their own African Association of Political Consultants with an annual conference. An exchange program was launched last year to forge a new relationship between both associations.
Are you interested in being a part of the European community of political communication experts? Becoming a member offers huge benefits for yourself and your business; explore this website to find out more.
Are you searching for excellent partners for your campaign, for great consultants to advice your business or you are looking for experienced speakers for your event? Use our lists to find the person or business for the job.
EAPC is organizing an annual European conference and the EAPC Polaris award. Are you interested in participating?