Posts for Belgium

A good story is more than facts and figures

Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Usually lobbyists don’t exactly have a good reputation. ‘Unfortunate as it may be, I’m entirely not at ease with this negative perception,’ says Karel Joos. He is a partner at Interel Belgium, a communications and public affairs consultancy, and the author of the textbook ‘Lobbying – How companies could convince policy makers’ (Lannoo, 2015). In addition he is firmly convinced that the corporate world still has a long road ahead. Read more...

Karel gives evidence at a Parliamentary hearing

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Last week, Karel participated in a hearing session in the framework of a proposition of law entered by ecologist opposition parties Groen and Ecolo, organised by The President of the Commission for Defence. It concerned the instauration of an online and public transparency register of contacts with lobbysits and would be used for defence contracts over and above 1.5 million Euros. Read more...

Hoe kunt u beleidsmakers overtuigen?

Monday, 10th October 2016

Uplace, Ringland, Essers… Het zijn slechts enkele voorbeelden van lobbydossiers die al een hele tijd de krantenkoppen halen.
Een juiste aanpak is cruciaal voor een goede afloop. Met ervaring in de politiek, publieke sector en bedrijfswereld is Karel Joos de geknipte persoon om de taak te belichten van een goede corporate public affairs professional. Read more...

Drie vragen over lobbyregulering in België

Tuesday, 20th September 2016

Het is een klassiek spanningsveld in elke democratie: de vraag of we politici moeten zien als afgevaardigden die verplicht zijn om de wil van hun achterban te volgen of eerder als vertegenwoordigers die gekozen zijn om in steeds veranderende omstandigheden op hun eigen oordeel af te gaan. Read more...

Three questions on lobby regulation in Belgium

Friday, 09th September 2016

It is a common and classic question in each democracy: are our politicians agents who are obliged to follow the will of their constituencies or rather delegates who are elected to assess the constantly changing circumstances and take decisions based upon their own opinions?

Consultancy of the Year award for Interel at 2016 SABREs

Thursday, 26th May 2016

We’re delighted to announce that Interel won SABRE Consultancy of the Year (Benelux), in recognition of the exceptional results we deliver for clients in public affairs, and the fact that we are “the only Brussels-based firm to build our own truly international presence”. Read more...