European Centre for Public Affairs

Lecture delivered to the European Union Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh By Tom Spencer, Vice Chairman, Institute for Environmental Security 11th February 2008 I believe that Climate Change, Energy Security and the challenges of operating in a multi-polar world are central to the evolution of foreign policy in the coming years in all major… » read more

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Agendas for Change

This year the ECPA’s Annual Conference takes place under the shadow of the continuing argument about the regulation of lobbying in the European Union. We will be discussing this in the context of our debate on the findings from this year’s State of Public Affairs Questionnaire. We will however continue to be true to our… » read more

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5th March 2008 The pressure for simultaneous transparency, consistency and cost effectiveness is putting an ever higher premium on the integration of the public affairs function. Internally, organisations are often plagued by rivalry between management functions each claiming to deal with the external environment – Public Affairs, Corporate Communications, Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility.… » read more

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Inside Brussels X

Since 1986 the ECPA has been the only organisation to concentrate its efforts on training for Public Affairs excellence. ‘Inside Brussels‘ focuses this experience to help its participants understand and predict the ever-changing patterns of power in the European Union. There is no better way to understand how Europe works than to spend two days… » read more

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