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EAPC Conference 2023

September 11-13, 2023
iZMiR Marriott Hotel

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Welcome to the annual conference of the EAPC family. This time in a very special city, Izmir/Turkey.

Look forward to an extraordinary beginning of autumn and take your time – for our EAPC Europe Conference from September 11 to 13, 2023 in Izmir/Turkey, very close to the Turkish vacation regions. Experience an extraordinary conference program and unique social events, such as visiting the House of the Virgin Mary and the historic city of Ephesus. And if you feel like it, extend your stay with a fantastic beach vacation. September is an ideal time for this. With the early bird bonus, you save good money.

The main theme of the Europe Conference:

“Disenchantment, mistrust and lies:
Do we need to rethink political campaigning?”

Our world has become harsher. Negative campaigning, the spread of mistrust and hate have become the norm in everyday political life. And hatred divides society, as the examples of the storming of the Capitol in the U.S. and the government quarter in Brasilia/Brazil, show us. This climate not only endangers Western democracy, it also prevents rapid, positive further development, which would be so important right now – especially in view of the climate situation. Wouldn’t it be time for a rethink? And what would be the role of political advisors and campaigners in this? These are questions that we want to provide a stage for in Izmir. Every contribution counts. Your participation can be the start of a new way of thinking.

Book your participation and stay at Hotel Marriott now.

The preliminary program

Monday, September 11:

•  Morning: Arrival

•  3.00 pm Registration opens

•  3.00 pm EAPC Board Meeting

•  4.30 pm EAPC Annual General Assembly

•  7.30 pm EAPC Cocktail Reception for all participants at the Mariott Hotel at Pagos Rooftop Bar.

Tuesday, September 12:

9.00 am Opening of the Conference

9.15 am Session 1: The future of local democracy: Trends and Challenges

9.40 am Session 2: Defending Democracy: The fight for human rights, freedoms, and gender equality

10.00 am Session 3: Disenchantment, mistrust, lies: do we have to rethink political campaigning?

10.45 am Session 4: Do Populist Strategies undermine the credibility of Politics and Democracy?

11.30 am Session 5: Do political consultants share responsibility for events like storming the Capitol or the Government buildings in Brazil?

12.00 pm End of the first day

1.00 pm Bus tour to the House of Virgin Mary and the Historical City of Ephesus

Evening: On the way back, dinner at the winery Yedibilgeler who have excellent award-winning wines

Wednesday, September 13:

9.00 am Opening Day 2

9.15 am Session 6: Turkish Elections: What can political consultants learn from it?

10.00 am Session 7: Artificial intelligence: What does this mean for politics and political campaigning in digital communication?

10.45 am Session 8: New Trends in Political Campaigning

11.30 am Session 9: Upcoming Elections: Preview US Primary and EU-Elections 2024

12.15 pm Lunch

1.15 pm Session 10: EAPC Academy-Next Level

1.45 pm Session 11: EPCD 2023

2.45 pm Presentation EAPC Conference Berlin 2024

2.55 pm End of the conference

3.30 pm Social Event: City Tour – Visiting the old town of İzmir

6.30 pm Back from the city tour

7.30 pm Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner at the Asansör Restaurant which is a landmark building of İzmir

11.30 pm Back to the Hotel


Our conference hotel 2023:
Hotel Marriott, Izmir

The EAPC Europe Conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel. The hotel is beautifully located, directly on the city’s 20 km long seafront and offers all comforts for the conference.

There are greatly reduced room rates for the conference participants.

The prices are per night (currently valid until July 1st, after that the prices can change):

• Single Room “City View”: 210 EUR

• Double Room “City View”: 230 EUR

• Single Room “Sea View”: 260 EUR

• Double Room “Sea View”:  280 EUR

The prices are valid for a limited number of rooms and can be booked at the following address until July 31, 2023, at the latest. The prices cover the period between July 31 to September 13, 2023. So if you would like to arrive early or extend your visit you will have chance to have the same rate. 

Click here for booking

Bring your loved ones or invite a student!

The opportunity to spend May in Izmir, but also the unique social program are reasons enough to register for the conference with your loved ones this time. Also, the very reasonable registration fee for one accompanying person, which does not include the participation in the conference, but the whole social program – from cocktail reception to Epheses, Izmir Old Town and Gala Dinner – should convince you. In addition, this year we have introduced a separate “student category” for which we would like participants to invite an additional student and cover the conference costs for him/her. Here we would like to see a strong interest.

Register now!

Book your participation now and take advantage of our Early Bird program.

Participation Fees EAPC Conference Eary Bird Rate* Regular Fee**
EAPC Member 890,00 EUR 990,00 EUR
Accompanying Person EAPC Member 540,00 EUR 590,00 EUR
Non-Member 1.090,00 EUR 1.190,00 EUR
Accompanying Person Non-Member 640,00 EUR 690,00 EUR
Students 640,00 EUR 690,00 EUR

*Early Bird Rate: Booking until June 30, 2023

**Regular Participation Fee: Booking until July 31, 2023


The participation fees include the following services:

• EAPC Member and Non-Member: Participation in full Conference Program, participation in all Social Events, Cocktail Reception on September 11, Lunchbox and Dinner on September 12, Lunch on September 13, Gala Dinner on September 13.

• Accompanying Person of EAPC Member and Non-Member: Participation in all Social Events, Cocktail Reception on September 11, Dinner on September 12, Gala Dinner on September 13. No participation in Conference Program.

• Students: Participation in full Conference Program, participation in all Social Events, Cocktail Reception on September 11, Lunchbox and Dinner on September 12, Lunch on September 13, Gala Dinner on September 13.

Book your participation with the conference registration sheet


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Click on the button below and register yourself and your loved ones for the EAPC Europe Conference, Izmir 2023. Transfer your participation fee via:

a) Bank transfer

Company: Element StratejiYönetimi ve Danışmanlık Hiz. Ltd, Sti.
Adress: Nispetiye Cad. Akat Apt. No:30 D:32 Etiler- İstanbul-Turkey
Swift Code: AKBKTRIS
Bank name: Akbank Levent şB
IBAN no: TR31 0004 6001 7503 6000 1562 79 EURO 


b) Paypal (please use Paypal ID: [email protected]) 

Your booking will be valid as soon as your registration fee is credited to our account. Please book your hotel in Izmir directly through the hotels listed above.

Further information

If you have any specific questions or require additional information,
please contact the following addresses:

• EAPC Conference Organization: [email protected]

• EAPC Office: [email protected]

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