what we do

networking

All of our team members have worked with numerous European networks, involving governmental, research, business and non-governmental stakeholders. We can support and deliver innovative methodologies of stakeholder engagement, facilitate dynamic forms of exchange, organise successful events and create practical, accessible tools that meet stakeholders’ needs. We have a shared belief in the power of networking and exchange to deliver real lessons and tangible results.

shaping policies

We work to shape and influence policy, both in its development and its implementation. We specialise in 'translating' practical concerns and ideas coming from the ground into clearly formulated recommendations in the language of policy-makers. At the same time, we contribute to making ‘high-level’ policy decisions understandable to the people affected. We strongly believe that reducing this gap between policy-makers and stakeholders is a key challenge for developing successful policies and delivering effective results in the EU.

communication

Our team bring a range of communication skills that can be put to the service of any European network or project. All team members write and present clearly in English, as well as a number of other EU languages. In addition, different members bring particular strengths in terms of ensuring high-quality writing, clear presentation of complex material, social media engagement, creative visuals and attractive presentation styles. We also have a network of collaborators we can work with to access additional skills, for example around web development, media work and video creation. The focus of our experience is in communicating technical, policy and project information and ideas to interested stakeholders.

assessments and evaluations

Our members have extensive experience in assessing and evaluating work, from large-scale programme evaluations (such as evaluation of Interreg and European Social Fund programmes) to smaller-scale project evaluations. We strongly believe that both evaluation and self-assessment can help people, projects and programmes to learn and improve if used appropriately and meaningfully. To achieve this, assessment methods have to fit the needs, expectations and context of the projects and stakeholders involved. We are particularly interested in the challenge of demonstrating the successes and extracting the lessons from networking and social interventions .

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