How Brussels Really Works

- and how to have impact

"It was only when I learned how Brussels actually works that I became effective in public affairs. Now you can too."

Course preview

"The few questions that came to mind at some point were answered a few minutes later or in the next module. Congratulations to the entire C8 team, you have created a truly practical and clarifying content."
Nacho Vega

You will be able to:

WORK THE SYSTEM
 

You will learn not only how the system works but how to work the system and have real impact.

FORM OPINIONS

Produce easily digestible discussion points and opinions on the progress of EU legislative activity.

 

DEVELOP A POWERFUL NETWORK

You will be able to develop a powerful network of your own and have real impact.

SPEAK CONFIDENTLY

Speak confidently about the dossiers relating to the creative and digital industries.

TRACK & LEARN

Interact with all Brussels stakeholders and track their political positions.

GAIN CONFIDENCE & CREDIBILITY

Gain confidence and credibility amongst your peers and superiors by being able to talk concisely and in an informed manner about intricate  documents and processes such as the DSA.

 

THE PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Our programme is built on three pillars.

COURSE

The core element is the on-demand training course. Divided into 10 modules, you'll meet a variety of experts who have all successfully build a career in the Brussels bubble.

The course will give you the relevant knowledge of how and when to influence Brussels and the skills to do so.

COACHING

The ten-week course is paired with regular coaching sessions. Through live calls and online interaction, we ensure you can apply what you've learned to your immediate situation.

This will equip you to ensure you get heard in Brussels!

COMMUNITY

Our community lives in Podia with channels curated to each  module but also each active dossier.

 

Here you get acces to a network of public affairs professionals, conversational insights as well as the key stakeholder opinion.

Don't you hate it when your boss asks you about a certain dossier and you don't know what to say?

In our blog we'll serve a weekly digest of insights from Brussels and our Discord Community discussions.

EU flags at the European Commission Berl

Are you ready to become influential in Brussels?

You want to understand how the system really works - and how to work the system.

We're offering you an online training programme, designed and led by public affairs specialists as well as MEPs, diplomats and officials who have been influenced by public affairs specialists. We do this so you can have more impact in the Brussels bubble. 

 

During the course (10 modules), we are available for regular coaching to ensure you can apply the learnings to your specific situation. 

You will also get one year free access to our online community which provides you with an effective and timely way of staying up to date on the development of key dossiers as well as key stakeholder opinions. 

You will get all of this in our programme that ensures you become impactful in Brussels for only €299.

THE COURSE

Online c

10 modules covering all aspects of how Brussels really works, led by our experts in on-demand videos.

€319 included

COACHING

Online coaching always available, plus live coaching sessions.

€99 included

COMMUNITY DISCORD

You can discuss your learnings with fellow students and our experts in here. 

1-year subscription

€39 included

Total value: €457

Your price today: €299

 

THE COURSE STRUCTURE

01

NETWORKING

02

IMPACT

03

THE BRUSSELS CYCLE

04

PRE-CONSULTATION

05

CONSULTATION

06

PARLIAMENT

07

COUNCIL

08

TRILOGUE

09

OTHER TOOLS OF THE TRADE

10

WRAP UP

WANT TO KNOW HOW WE INFLUENCED THE DSM DIRECTIVE?

We were responsible for getting a clause into the DSM directive that made a significant difference for all European performers and their partners.

 

Throughout this course we’ll let you in on the dark secret on how you can achieve this. Want to have a chat before getting started? 

 
 

MEET THE COURSE EXPERTS

c68cbe_df41f3e314c7498889db73076219aa0e.png

Dominic McGonigal

Chair of C8 Associates and 30+ years in business

190612_NCP2_041.jpg

Brian Hayes

ex-MEP and now CEO of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland

20160926 European Publishers Council 154- Brussel.jpg

Angela Mills Wade

Founder of Europe Analytica and Executive Director, the European Publishers Council (EPC)

cb-2016_9241_crop2.jpeg

Claire Bury

Director-General, DG SANTE and 30 years in the Commission

Florian-Koempel.png

Florian Koempel

Course Director and 20+ years experience in business

1631023294554.jpeg

Benjamin Feyen

Assistant to Niklas Nienass and experienced staffer in the Parliament

1599836821869.jpeg

Ricardo Castanheira

Attaché in the Portuguese Permanent Representation and 20+ years in business

1527164878229.jpeg

Werner Stengg

Cabinet of Vice-President Vestager and 26 years in the Commission

 
Sign up to our mailing list

Thank you!