EAPC Conference 2021, Vienna/Austria

Welcome to the city with the highest quality of life in the world.

Conference postponed to May 2022 due to Covid-19 pandemic

Join us! From September 20 to 22, 2021

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.

"With the Conference in Vienna, we want to review on the one hand these 25 exciting years and the development of the EAPC, and on the other hand set a strong new start after the pandemic",

says Sepp Hartinger.

CONFERENCE THEME:

"QUO VADIS EUROPE?"

The conference will be themed “Where is Europe going?”, with Day 1 focusing on  the political situation and Day 2 on the latest trends in communication. One of the highlights will also be the awarding of the “IAPC Democracy Medal 2020” to the  Women of Belarus.

 

THE PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 Monday, September 20, 2021: 

“EAPC MEMBERS DAY”

Morning: Arrival, Check-In

13:30  EAPC Board meeting

16:00  “25 years of EAPC”, Review, Book presentation

17:00  EAPC General Assembly 

19:30  EAPC dinner for members only

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021:
“QUO VADIS EUROPE?“

09:00  Opening the conference, Welcome

09:15  “Quo vadis EU?” EU Vice-president and Deputies

10:00  Coffee break

10:30  Germany before the election

11:00  Russia after the election

11:30  “Quo vadis Belarus?”

12:00  Award ceremony IAPC Democracy Medal 2020

12:30  Lunch at the hotel

14:00  Poland, Hungary, Balkan: Is the European unity in danger?

14:40  France before the presidential election 2022

15:15  Turkey and the way to the presidential and parliamentary election 2023

15:45  End of the first conference day

16:30  Vienna city walk

19:30  Dinner at “Mayer am Pfarrplatz” in the vineyards

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

“QUO VADIS CAMPAIGNS?”

09:00  Opening second day

09:15  Democracy in Europe and the role of political consultants

10:00  Coffee break

10:30. The role of women in political consulting

11:15  The role of research in political campaigning

11:45  Understanding and connecting with Voters emotions

12:15  Lunch at the hotel

14:00  Campaign strategies in times of pandemic and conspiracy theories

14:45  New trends in digital campaigning

15:50  Presentation conference site 2022

15:45  Closing of the conference

19:30  Cocktail reception at the “Meierei im Stadtpark – Steirereck”

20:00  Gala dinner

HOTEL: VIENNA HILTON PARK

The conference will take place at the Hilton Vienna Park, directly by the Stadtpark, in the heart of Vienna. The hotel is directly accessible from Vienna Airport by “CAT”, the City Airport Train. All participants book their own accommodation. Rooms can be booked through the following link: HILTON BOOK NOW

Hotel rate (price per night and room): 

Early booking until August 15, 2021

Single room EUR 149,00 | Double room EUR 169,00

Booking after August 15, 2021*

Single room EUR 199,00 | Double room EUR 219,00

* Prices are subject to current booking situation

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REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE NOW!

Take advantage of the Early Bird rate for your registration.

The participation fee includs all conference costs including the social events as well lunch. The Student Day ticket is valid for conference participation only, as well as lunch. Other hotels next to Hilton Park: Please check booking.com

Participation fees for registration before August 15:

EAPC members EUR 690,00

EAPC accompanying persons EUR 490,00

Non-members EUR 890,00

Day ticket students EUR 240,00

Participation fees for registration after August 15:

EAPC members EUR 790,00

EAPC accompanying persons EUR 590,00

Non-members EUR 990,00

Day ticket students EUR 290,00 

BOOK YOUR PARTICIPATION VIA REGISTRATION FORM

Please book your participation with the enclosed registration form and transfer your participation fee via Paypal @hartingerconsulting or bank transfer to the following account: Hartinger Consulting, Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG, IBAN AT912081510000020759, BIC STSPAT2G

CANCELLATION IN CASE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

If the conference has to be cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic, the participation fee will be refunded.

TRAVEL INFORMATION TO AUSTRIA

General information in regards to travel regulations due to the pandemic can be found here.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information such as the detailed program and other updates will be presented soon.

Once again, welcome to Vienna. We look forward to welcoming you.

Impressions of beautiful Vienna:

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