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    "Who do I call if I want to call Europe?"

    © Chappatte in The New York Times   “Who you gonna call?” sang the Ghostbusters, echoing Henry Kissinger’s famous quip on Europe. “What’s the number?” The EU thought it had answered his exasperated query in 2009 by choosing Cathy Ashton as High Rep to talk to his then successor as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. But maybe the question was apocryphal all along. “Keine Antwort unter dieser Nummer.” Even so, the EU – and US – have acted as if the gravelly old groaner’s question really ... Read More
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    "Preparing for the institutional changeover 2019 - is your organisation ready?"

    On 17 May Giles Keane, Partner at acumen public affairs, invites you to reflect on the coming institutional transformations with a session entitled: "Preparing for the institutional changeover 2019 - is your organisation ready?”. The presentation is the 4th EurActiv Yellow Academy session this year. See the full programme here.   The Yellow Academy is a series of 8 workshops on EU Lobbying and Communication with a strong focus on case studies. The key concept of these sessions is to focus on ... Read More
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    The Austrian Presidency could derail the EU's plans ahead of the 2019 changeover

      Austria takes over the EU presidency on July 1, and its six-month tenure is already making waves. Partly, this has to do with the fact that this will be the last full presidency before the EU change-over begins with the European Parliament elections between May 23 and 26 next year and a new Commission in the autumn. There are around 60 priority pending proposals in the Commission’s 2018 work programme to be settled by Council and Parliament but Vienna thereby has ... Read More
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    Is Europe ungovernable heading into the 2019 changeover?

    “Europe is back,” “the wind is back in Europe’s sails,” ... Read More
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    Acumen reinforces its healthcare offer with new Strategy Director

    Acumen, a leading public affairs company in Brussels, announced today that Thomas Bols is joining as Strategy Director. He will primarily focus on reinforcing Acumen’s already well-established healthcare practice, bringing specific expertise in assisting healthcare companies and associations with their strategic communications and public affairs projects.

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    New and familiar faces at acumen public affairs

    Acumen is pleased to announce new team hires aimed at consolidating the growing business of the company in various policy areas.

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    “Journalism covers the EU well – for the elite”

    David Gow, Senior Advisor to acumen public affairs, recently moderated ... Read More
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    Season's greetings from acumen public affairs

     

    Everyone at acumen public affairs wishes you a wonderful holiday season!

    Abigail, Agnès, Alex, Alexandra, Elaine, Eva, Fabienne, George, Giles, Katarina, Maëlle, Maissane, Misachi, Nikos and Sophie

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    Alex King wins Promising Newcomer award at EuroPAwards 2017

    Acumen Consultant, Alex King, has been awarded the Promising Newcomer ... Read More
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