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  • #FHYearofChange: Our new video series to anticipate the changes of 2019

    June 20, 2018

    2019 represents the “Year of Change” for the European Union, with a new European Parliament, a new political leadership for the European Commission, and the formal departure of the UK as a member of the EU. Given these institutional changes and the reduced regulatory/policy activities, some organisations might think that a reduced focus towards Brussels is justified. Yet, we believe that these developments are critical for all organisations. Since these new officials will shape policy-making...

  • How can the EU communicate better in a year of change?

    June 12, 2018

    How can the EU communicate better? That age-old question that we'll never stop asking (and shouldn't). My take in a few points: The EU needs to meet people "where they are" and drop the "Brussels knows best" mentality - EVEN if this feels weird to do. Anything that smacks of elitism just plays as condescension. The EU needs to admit that it doesn't have everything right and needs to improve (see Macron agenda!). Anything less...

  • EnergiseEurope roundtable – Report: “Delivering Paris – the difficult part: Decarbonising the EU industry”

    February 16, 2018

    On 13 February 2018, FleishmanHillard hosted its 2nd ‘Energise Europe’ roundtable, discussing the challenges of decarbonising EU industry by 2050 in accord with the Paris Agreement. Two projects were presented.  Mark Driessen, from the Port of Rotterdam Authority, explained plans to create a CO2 collection hub at the Port from which the gas would be piped for deep storage in depleted gas fields beneath the North Sea.  Tony Smith, from the UK’s Peel Group, described...

  • Brussels bubble digital folks: beware the way of the webmaster

    January 16, 2018

    "Digital" has now fully entered the mainstream of EU policy advocacy which is a blessing (because progress) but partly a curse because digital is most often defined by its lowest common denominator (most easily understood) component: social media. Many organisations realise they need "digital" which to them means they need to hire someone with digital in her/his title to run their social feeds, which means that community management and social content creation are often the...

  • The 3 conversations on digital and social communications in the Brussels bubble

    November 3, 2017

    In the Brussels bubble we've got a unique, vibrant conversation about digital and social communications. It's important to realise though that there are actually a few different conversations happening within that bigger one. My take on the most obvious three: The "public communication" conversation, driven by the EU institutions with their need to reach huge numbers across the continent, usually with a message about the benefits of the EU or something that helps engage citizens...

  • Roundtable on Commission’s New Cybersecurity Strategy

    September 22, 2017

    On Thursday 5th October, the FleishmanHillard Technology Team is pleased to organise a Roundtable on the "Commission’s 2017 Cybersecurity Strategy: How will it impact your business?".  We are delighted to welcome Mr. Jakub Booratynski, Head of Unit on Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy in DG Connect and Mr. Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General and founder of the European Cyber Security Organisation who will help up understand  the key elements of the new Strategy, and the ENISA mandate. 5 October...

  • FleishmanHillard launches “Energise Europe: looking forward” – a cycle of roundtables

    September 18, 2017

    The Energy team of FleishmanHillard in Brussels is proud to launch "Energise Europe", a series of lunchtime roundtables. These roundtables will be a chance to share lunch and have a direct exchange with top-notch speakers. Policy makers or industry representatives will discuss the course and future of the Energy Union, energy and climate policies in the EU. Current debates or prospective questions, "Energise Europe" will be the perfect time and place for privileged discussions! The first edition will take place on 3 October 2017 and will...

  • Caroline Wunnerlich Among the World’s Most Influential PR Professionals

    June 16, 2017

    Our Executive Vice-President Caroline Wunnerlich has been listed among the world's most influential PR professionals, in PRWeek's Global Power Book listing published earlier this week. She joins seven other FleishmanHillard leaders mentioned in this prestigious list: John Saunders, CEO and President J.J. Carter, global COO and President, Americas Rachel Catanach, Senior Partner and President, Greater China Jim Donaldson, CEO, FleishmanHillard Fishburn Lucy O’Brien, General Manager and Partner Brian West, Global Managing Director, Crisis management The...

  • 5 days of Brexit – looking at Brexit from ‘the ground’

    April 12, 2017

    5 days of Brexit – a view of the negotiations from the ‘the ground up’   FleishmanHillard Brussels recently ran a series of 5 informal lunchtime seminars to look at what the impacts of Brexit will actually be for specific sectors, beyond the headline macro-political issues being covered in the press and in the bars and restaurants of Brussels. Bringing in representatives of the manufacturing, energy, chemicals, technology and food sectors we looked at the...

  • A year in the thick of it…

    March 22, 2017

    We are living through a time of immense change in world politics. From the day I interviewed for my year-long student placement at FleishmanHillard Brussels in February 2016 to today the world scene has turned on its head. The UK voted to leave the EU, Trump was elected President of the United States, Commission President Juncker confirmed he would not run for a second term, and most importantly Jon Snow came back from the dead...