Public advocacy has evolved from personal connections to a structured and methodological approach, where information gathering and offering, awareness raising and publicity as well as political and financial support are used as strategic tools to rally support from different stakeholders.
Influencing policy makers and the notion of “open to public influence” lies at the very heart of the European Union, given its sui generis structure and multi level governance system. This public contribution to law-making has been pivotal in rendering laws and decisions at the European level balanced and time-tested. That is why public advocacy, serving at the core of this giant regulatory machine, has become ever more important in any stakeholder’s relationship with the EU.
Access is the sine quo non when working with the European Union. Gaining access is, however, but the first step and does not necessarily translate to having one’s messages taken on board. The next and major step is to actually employ the advantage of access and ensure that your messages are listened to, by using the appropriate channels of influence.
At EUROHUB, we help you to capitalize on access opportunities, providing you with:
- Strategic counsel
- Liaison in Brussels
- Access to Networks
- Representation vis-à-vis EU institutions
- Representation vis-à-vis European and international networks
- Monitoring and reporting