EAPC Academy #11: December 12, 2022
EAPC Academy #10: October 11, 2022
On Tuesday, 11 October, the 10th Academy Evening took place, which was dedicated to the first round of the elections in Brazil. In his presentation,
Marcelo Vitorino gave a comprehensive overview of the political situation and developments during the electoral movement.
The evening had the largest number of participants of all previous Academy evenings.
EAPC Academy #9: June 28, 2022
The ninth EAPC Academy evening at the end of June was eagerly awaited. And the evening with Shafia Jumaa Ben Mosbah, the Chair of the Women Initiatives Foundation for Human Rights, Member of the Women and Youth Committee of the international Federation of Arab Trade Union delivered what it promised. Shafa gave a very interesting insight into the current political situation of the country and its development perspectives. Justine Cassar-Gaspar as moderator of the evening and numerous participants made the Academy a very successful event with their questions.
Interested? Click on the link below to experience the full length of the evening.
Images: Shafia Jumaa Ben Mosbah, Justine Cassar-Gaspar
EAPC Academy #8: April 26, 2022
In his presentation, Matías Gálvez described the mood within the Chilean electorate and the strategy that ultimately made the difference in the election results. It was an extremely interesting evening with numerous aspects that enriched the campaigns. Below is the link to the presentation. A very big thank you to Matías Gálvez for the great presentation.
(c) Matías Gálvez
EAPC Academy #7: December 7, 2021
On the last Academy evening of the year, the focus was on an extremely sensitive topic. It was about the dark side of politics, about lies, intrigues and corruption. Anthony Grally from France, Yussi Pick from Austria and James Aaron Ellul from Malta, moderated by Gülfem Saydan Sanver, used the examples of Sarkozy, the “Kurz’s System” and government corruption to highlight cases from which political advisers could learn lessons.
Especially in the discussion that followed, lessons for political advisers were the central topic. “It was an extremely exciting evening. A great end to the year,” said the Academy Committee.
Images: Anthony Grally, James Aaron Ellul, Yussi Pick, Gülfem Saydan Sanver
EAPC Academy #6: September 28, 2021
Just as off-programme, but extremely topical, was the EAPC Academy #6 on September 28, also just a few days after the decision. This time, EAPC members Reza Kazemi and Lukas Holter were the speakers. Both brought extremely exciting aspects to the election, which in retrospect proved to be one of the closest decisions. The details from the campaigns were also extremely interesting. The different voting behaviour between the former “West” and “East” countries was also a topic of the evening. Many thanks to the speakers and the moderator Gülfem Saydan Sanver.
The entire evening can be viewed on YouTube via the following link.
By the way, the next EAPC Academy will start on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.
EAPC Academy #5: September 22, 2021
The fifth EAPC Academy was an extraordinary event due to the postponed EAPC Europe Conference. Three days after the election of the Russian Duma, Ekaterina Egorova and Ilya Grashchenkov gave a lecture and presented extremely interesting details from the election, which caused an international sensation even before the ballot because of the exclusion of many opposition members.
As always, the evening was moderated by Gülfem Saydan Sanver in an extremely professional manner. Special thanks to the speakers and the moderator. The entire evening can be viewed via YouTube at the link below.
EAPC Academy #4: June, 2021
The fourth evening of the EAPC Academy at the beginning of June started with a very special topic. Volker Riegger, Reza Kazemi and Oliver Lindner gave a great, informative talk about the upcoming parliamentary elections in Germany.
The presentations covered everything from the specifics of German electoral law to the dangers to Germany from the radical right-wing AFD (Alternative for Germany). The respective starting positions of the parties and their strategies for campaigning, especially in times of pandemic, were also discussed in considerable detail.
It became apparent that for the first time in many years, Germany could have a majority to the left of center, which is essentially shaped by the new strength of the Greens.
The current chancellor’s party, the CDU, has lost a great deal of sympathy, especially as a result of the unsuccessful nomination of candidates. All the more hotly contested will be the next months up to the election, whereby the mobilization of the voters a completely crucial role.
EAPC Academy #3: April, 2021
At the beginning of April, exactly on April 6, the third evening of the EAPC Academy, which was launched in December, went on stage. Under the title “Whats wrong with polling?”, two of the best European pollsters outlined the background to why opinion research can sometimes not be as accurate as many would like. They used many examples to show weak points that can lead to incorrect conclusions if they are incorrectly assessed.
Torbjörn Sjöström from NOVUS Sweden emphasized in particular the often incorrect conclusions that most media draw from the figures available. In order to avoid such misinterpretations, it is necessary to coordinate each conclusion in advance with the respective persons responsible. Only authorized conclusions can avoid misinterpretations.
In his speech, Christoph Hofinger from SORA Austria underlined the enormous changes that opinion research has undergone in recent years and emphasized the constant adaptation of methods to changes.
EAPC Academy #2: February, 2021
The second edition of the EAPC Academy took place at the beginning of February. The program included an exciting lecture on “New Trends in Digital Campaigning” with the Vice President of the International Association of Political Consultants and great expert Feyi Akindoeyni from Australia.
The President of the Australian public policy Government Relations Association and consultant to the Australian Government took the trouble to get up extremely early to give her presentation at 4:00 a.m. Australian local time and to discuss the topic with the participants.
“I was happy to do it, as it gave me the opportunity to meet many old friends and acquaintances again, at least virtually,” Feyi said.
EAPC Academy #1: December, 2020
At the beginning of December, the EAPC launched a new special service for its members: The EAPC Academy. The aim of this service is to provide members regularly with new perspectives about campaigning presented by well-known speakers. The kick-off of this exclusive series for EAPC members was presented by Rick Ridder, campaign legend from RBI Strategies & Research, Denver/Colorado, USA.
Rick Ridder, who has been involved in many campaigns around the world for decades, inspired the audience with his lecture about the topic “Strategy and message: The key campaign components”. More than half of all EAPC members joined this premiere via Zoom and were impressed by Rick’s presentation.
Here is the link to Rick Ridder’s presentation:
The evening was moderated by Dr. Gülfem Saydan Sanver, Istanbul, the head of the EAPC Academy Committee supported by the Committee members Justine Cassar Gaspar, Malta and Sepp Hartinger, Austria.