Steering compliance with existing regulation and comitology procedures
Advising and coaching throughout the policy-making and regulatory creation processes
Improving efficacy and cost-effectiveness of socio-political issue management
Political negotiation capabilities
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.
Our experienced team of European consultants provide EPPA with in-house skill-sets encompassing both the public and private sector domains. We are well placed to advise clients on how to match political and commercial realities, on how to engage in a constructive dialogue and, ultimately, how to build sustainable compromises.