In September 1996, a small group of European political consultants met at the Vienna airport to officially found the EAPC. Among them were the two founding fathers of the IAPC, Joseph Napolitan and Michel Bongrand. As the history of the EAPC shows, the foundation of the European Association can be traced back to the initiative of Sepp Hartinger, who was also elected as the first president of the EAPC at the founding conference. Now, 25 years later, it is a reason to return back to the founding city. The organization of the conference is – as in 1996 – in the hands of Sepp Hartinger.
The conference is planned to last three days. The EAPC Masterclass will start in the afternoon of the first day, followed by an EAPC reception and an anniversary evening “25 years of EAPC”. The second and third day are dedicated to exciting presentations with well-known speakers. As part of the social program, an extraordinary evening in one of the most legendary Viennese wine restaurants is planned, as well as a gala evening high above Vienna.
We all hope, that due to the incipient vaccinations against Covid-19 it will be possible to travel without any problems until June so we can welcome a great forum in Vienna. Details will follow in February 2021.
Here once more an overview of the program: