EAPC Academy #4:
The European Association expands its service for members. Since December of last year, it has had its own academy, at which top-class experts give presentations on special campaign topics every two months and are then available to participants for a casual discussion. Rick Ridder from the USA kicked off this series of events organized via Zoom. At the beginning of February, Feyi Akindoeyni from Australia presented fantastic insights into the latest trends in digital campaigning.
The next event takes place on April 6.
Growing. More influence. Contributing even more to the development of democracy in Europe – that’s the aim of the EAPC in its anniversary year 2021.
“Therefore, we started a big new initiative to recruit new colleagues from our industry as new members for the EAPC. Our goal for 2021 is to reach having members in every country on our continent”, says the Board.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we had to cancel our European Conference in 2020, which was planned to be held in Tbilisi/Georgia. But now it is confirmed that our conference will certainly take place in 2021.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the EAPC, the conference returns to its place of foundation and will be staged in Vienna. Due to the still difficult situation of the Covid pandemic in Europe, the EAPC Board has decided to postpone the 2021 conference until September. If a physical conference in September is not possible, a virtual conference will be organized.
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.
Due to the resignation of Ilkka Ahtokivi and Graham Godwin-Pearson, some positions in the EAPC Board have been vacant for some time. This gap has now been filled with the co-optation of Dr. Gülfem Saydan Sanver and Justine Cassar-Gaspar.
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.
Jason MacKenzie, United Kingdom
Jason MacKenzie is a strategist, consultant and elections and campaigns director.
He is the director of strategic development at College Green Group in Westminster, London.
Jakob Ohlsson, Sweden
Jakob Ohlsson is a consultant with an unusual CV. As a self-taught activist-turned- entrepreneur he founded Reform Act – the first agency in Scandinavia focusing exclusively on political campaigns.
Anthony Grally, France
Anthony is the co-founder of Le Cab’ Politique, he’s a specialist in local elections, political communication, and campaign strategy.
Luka Jakovčev, Croatia
Bachelor of Public Relations from VERN ‘University and a graduate of diplomacy and international relations at Libertas University.
Ilya Grashchenkov, Russia
Grashchenkov Ilya, born in Moscow in 1983, graduated from the Faculty of Art History of the Russian State University for Humanities, History Master’s degree and postgraduate studies.
In 2021 EAPC is celebrating its 25thanniversary. Reason enough for our association to forge new plans about the future of Europe’s largest association of political consultants via a very interesting and successful Zoom conference.
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 are 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 are 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?