Executive Association Series | Ensuring EU Impact: Your Roadmap for the EU Super-Year 2019

Join us to keep up with the latest inside stories, discuss emerging developments and design your roadmap of successful EU advocacy in 2019 and beyond.

European Parliament elections, a new Commission, Brexit: 2019 can be considered as one of the most transformative years in recent EU history. Significant changes in stakeholders, structures and priorities require those who aim to influence EU decision-making to update their approach and reshape their network. This ESAE-Interel executive association series is designed for association leaders who wish to successfully tackle the challenges and take full advantage of the opportunities of the EU super-year 2019.

This executive association series is designed for secretaries general, directors general, heads of public affairs and other senior staff involved in association advocacy strategies. It is held as a high-level peer-to-peer exchange under Chatham House Rule with the intention to share insights, concerns and good practice.

The series will be led and facilitated by Richard Steel, a Senior Associate at Interel and head of its Parliament Intelligence Unit. Richard has 30 years’ experience of working in and around the European Parliament, informing and advising clients on the latest developments, and providing early warning on what lies ahead. He has worked for a large number of international associations, mainly in the fields of energy, environment, food, and health. Other association leaders are invited to present good practice and cases for joint discussion.

The series is composed of 3 workshops, placed at key milestones of the EU Super-Year 2019. While it is possible to join only one of the events, you are highly encouraged to participate in all three to benefit from the continuity and build-up of content and discussions. A certificate of distinction will be issued to all that actively participate in all three events.

*Please note that the workshop is for ESAE members only

Phase 1: Building up to the European Parliament (EP) elections
26 March, 9:30-11am
Interel House
Brussels

In this session, we will jointly:

  • look at projections on the make up and majorities in the new EP
  • identify priorities set out in political group manifestos
  • discuss the key implications for associations and how to best prepare for these
  • discuss how to influence the future Commission work programme
  • identify which key MEPs are coming back and which newcomers could be the next “rising stars”

Phase 2: Preparing for the next EU leaders
25 June, 9:30-11am
Interel House
Brussels

In this session, we will jointly:

  • examine the election results and implications for selection of new EU leaders (Commission ,EP, European Council, Foreign Minister, ECB)
  • look at the formation of new political groups and discuss the implications of the influence of populists
    discuss the benefits and impact of forming alliances to influence new decision-makers

Phase 3: Getting to know the new European Commission and its priorities
5 November, 9:30-11am
Interel House
Brussels

In this session, we will jointly:

  • identify key portfolios, personalities of the new Commission due to take office on 1 November
  • discuss the lessons learned from the hearings of Commissioners-designate
  • review the new 5 year work programme and its implications

 

 

*Please note that the workshop is for ESAE members only

Download our roadmap graphic here.