How can your company successfully participate in the policy development process? Knowing how to negotiate in a commercial context does not necessarily leave you best equipped to succeed in a political negotiation context. The time taken for policy negotiations to crystallise is considerable in comparison with business norms. Coaching clients about how best to operate in a European political context is therefore a much-appreciated EPPA service.
In politics, the dynamic is completely different. EPPA’s guidance focuses on increasing client sensitivity to political negotiation tactics and the complex working of procedural rules. We advise on how to apply diplomatic methodologies, especially important in European-level public affairs which by nature involves many players (legislators, regulators, policy-makers and policy-shapers) and which takes place in a multi-cultural environment.
When coaching clients, we fully rely on our unique approach: the constructive dialogue. We build a bridge between the objectives of clients and those of the political institutions.