EPPA is a specialist management consultancy helping clients to manage the so-called ‘quadruple helix’ for innovation and competitiveness, through developing alignment between business, European Union institutions and governments, while taking into account also research and technology developments and social-cultural shifts.
Established in 1987, EPPA is a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural consultancy with a pan-European reach. Its successful approach focusses on creating a constructive dialogue with policy-makers, which is cognisant of the aggregation of national interests, the search of a European Common Good and of its multifaceted diversity.
Be it for the purpose of public policy or corporate strategy, for regulation design or compliance, EPPA offers intimate know how about the institutional processes and inter-actions of European and national decision makers and of the multiple challenges facing business. It assists clients with effective compromise building in the multi-layered, complex European governance system and with out-of-the-box thinking for innovation of strategy and policy.
It helps to seek solutions which build sustainable value and competitive advantage, without ignoring the societal interests. This well tested approach has positioned EPPA in a league of its own and brought an impressive track record in resolving major challenges related to public policy, regulatory affairs and societal issues. Many of the world’s leading companies have become long-term clients while the company has also served the European and national public sector.
Through Interface Ltd, a joint venture with business school scientists, advice is offered to Board and Top Management about leadership and alignment of corporate strategy with the agendas of external stakeholders, in order to preserve the license to operate and to build sustainable value.
Through associated companies in Washington, Moscow and Johannesburg, it can help resolve trade and economic cooperation issues between the EU and countries in these regions.
Besides discretion and diplomatic methods, respect for ethical values and sustainable business excellence are central to its approach. EPPA is registered with the European Transparency Initiative and an active member of various learning organisations and think tanks.