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Advocacy with the European Union

Acquire knowledge about the decision-making process of the European Union and the key skills to develop a successful EU advocacy strategy


  • Tecniques and practices of effective management


Who for?

  • Individuals working for Civil Society Organisations (NGOs, Foundations, Trade Unions, etc) having in their mandate advocacy work with the European Union

Program benefits

  • Understand the functioning of the European Union Institutions and its decision-making
  • Be able to find your way in the EU Institutions’ labyrinth: who to address
  • Be able to develop a successful EU advocacy strategy through simple key steps
  • Make use of best practice to maximise advocacy impact at the EU level


Topics covered

How to find your way in the EU labyrinth: EU Institutions and decision making-process
  • EU Institutions in general
  • European Commission
  • Council of the European Union / Link with EU Member States
  • European Parliament
  • European External Action Service/ EU Delegations

Main steps to develop a successful  advocacy strategy
  • External and internal context
  • Identifying objectives
  • Identifying the most appropriate targets within the EU system
  • Selecting the right message, at the right time for the right people
  • Choosing impactful advocacy tools and tailored made information

Developing personal influencing skills
  • Interests, priorities and goals
  • Build confidence 
  • Creating personal impact


The training uses practical activities which allow participants to directly apply the skills acquired.
– Group exercices, role-plays and simulations
The participatory and active methodology is our added value!

2 Days

All of our trainings are tailor-made: adapted to your organisational needs. This is an example of a training we developed and delivered to one of our clients.