EAPC CONFERENCE 2022, Vienna/Austria

Welcome to the first summit of our industry since the beginning of the pandemic.

Join us! From May 23 to 25, 2022

Join us in Vienna to discuss the latest trends in political communication in Europe in person after three tough years. The COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to hold our European conference for the last years. However, during this time our world has changed enormously. Lockdowns limited human rights. Across Europe, the pandemic divided our society. At the same time, there were also enormous changes in political campaigning. New strategies, new channels of communication, and new, unprecedented outside influences have shaped recent election campaigns. Moreover, since February 24, a war is raging in the middle of Europe that changes everything. All these issues and especially the question “What can our industry do to meet these challenges?” are the focus of the Vienna conference.

Join us in Vienna to discuss the latest trends in political communication in Europe!

At this point we would like to thank our partners for their support:


"Political Consulting between pandemic, war and climate crisis?"

How has our industry changed globally due to the pandemic, but also due to the accelerating climate change? What does the war in Ukraine mean for political consultants in Europe? How do the latest technical possibilities influence the work of the industry? What strategies do we need to develop to reunite our society and strengthen democracy? Questions upon questions. Our excellent speakers will try to present solutions based on examples, which will be discussed afterwards.
Take a look at the initial program overview, although individual topics may still change between now and the conference due to current developments.


Monday, May 23, 2022: 

Arrival for EAPC members

16:00 EAPC Board Meeting

17:00 EAPC General Assembly

19:30 EAPC Night, exclusively for members

Tuesday, May 24, 2022:

09:00 Opening of the Conference

09:15 Europe between pandemic, war and climate crisis

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Ukraine and the consequences: What politics must do now

11:45 What do pandemic, war and climate crisis do to democracy?

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Election observation in Europe: Opportunities for cooperation with the OSCE’s ODIHR

14:30 The Parliamentary Elections in Hungary and the implications for the European Union

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Election campaigns between pandemic, war and climate crisis (examples Portugal, France and Malta)

16:30 End of the first day

17:00 EAPC General Assembly

18:30 City Tour Vienna (by bus)

19:30 Dinner at the Pfarrwirt in Grinzing, the oldest restaurant in Vienna


Wednesday, May 25, 2022:

09:00 Opening Conference Day 2

09:15 Future trends in political consulting

10:00 Coffee break

10:30 The role of women in political consulting

11:15 Political consulting in the next generation: Visions, values, strategies

12:00 Digital campaigns: What’s new? What motivates, what manipulates?

12:30 Lunch

14:00 U.S. Midterm Elections: What does that mean for Europe?

14:30 Upcoming elections and their impact on politics in Europe (Sweden and Turkey)

15:15 Closing of the conference, preview to 2023

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Walk to parliament

17:15 Visit to the Austrian Parliament

18:15 Back to the hotel

19:30 Cocktail Reception, Hotel Hilton, 1st Floor

20:00 Gala Dinner, Hotel Hilton, Conference Room



Our EAPC Europe Conference 2022 will be staged at the Hilton Park Vienna hotel, right next to the magnificent city park and right in the city center. The hotel can easy be reached from Vienna Airport by the “CAT”, the City Airport Train, in just 15 minutes. The station “Wien Mitte” is only 200 meters away from the hotel.

For our conference special conditions for room rates have also been agreed with the hotel. The rates per night and room are EUR 180 for single occupancy, EUR 200 for  double occupancy. These prices are valid until May 12, 2022. The current daily rate will be charged. Please use the following link for your booking: https://bit.ly/3H4IHGA

Room bookings are to be made directly. Also, the billing of the rooms will be done directly with the hotel. Since room rates currently change at very short notice, we recommend checking room rates on various platforms such as booking.com before making a definitive booking.



Take advantage of the early bird bonus until April 15, 2022. 

Participation fees for the conference are:

Participation fees for registration before April 15:

EAPC members EUR 750,00

EAPC accompanying persons EUR 490,00

Non-members EUR 950,00

Accompanying persons of non-members EUR 590,00

Day ticket students EUR 160,00

Participation fees for registration after April 15:

EAPC members EUR 850,00

EAPC accompanying persons EUR 590,00

Non-members EUR 1.050,00

Accompanying persons of non-members EUR 690,00

Day ticket students EUR 190,00 


  • EAPC members and non-members: conference participation, lunch on both days, coffee breaks, guided city tour, dinner and transfer “Pfarrwirt”, gala dinner.
  • Accompanying persons of EAPC members and non-members: All services as EAPC members and non-members, including participation in the lunches and coffee breaks, but not entitled to attend the conference.
  • Students: Eligibility to attend for one day, including lunches and coffee breaks.


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


In case the COVID pandemic worsens so dramatically that the conference cannot take place under any circumstances, the registration fees will be refunded minus bank charges.


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: