Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication - September 2018

Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication - September 2018

APPLICATIONS 2018/2019 ARE OPEN FROM THE 1ST OF MARCH UNTIL THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

Why do citizens show such a lack of interest in Europe? The reasons are many and varied: complex subjects, decision-making that’s hard to understand, and an elitist culture.

Communication is an essential tool to mend this fracture. With greater information at their disposal, citizens can be motivated to become more engaged and have a greater influence on decisions. For that to happen, Europe needs new professionals, new talented people, and new kinds of training. That’s why IHECS created the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication (EPAC).

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APPLICATIONS 2018/2019 ARE OPEN FROM THE 1ST OF MARCH UNTIL THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

Why an Executive Master in European public affairs and communication ? 

« The European Union plays an increasingly important role in all our lives.

Brussels, the capital of the European Union, is home to the EU’s official institutions as well as many lobby groups, communication firms, research firms and agencies all of which feeds into European decision-making. All of these institutions and companies need top quality public affairs and communications professionals.

To meet this need for top quality public affairs and communications professionals, the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Communications Sociales (IHECS) offers a specialised Master in European Public Affairs and Communication. The programme combines a practical framework on the functioning of the EU institutions and decision-making with practitioner led modules on strategic communication and public affairs. The focus for the Master is how to make practical use of the best public affairs and communication strategies to develop the right professional skills. By bringing together the academic and professional worlds, the course provides a platform for debate, action and innovation and as it fosters new ideas on how to develop communications in the EU.

The course is run in English and is based on a series of projects and  partnerships with the European institutions and respected communications and public affairs agencies and practitioners. Graduates of the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication will enhance their access to a broad range of European careers.

The Executive Master course also benefits from its high quality teaching faculty who are from both the EU Institutions and top tier Communications and Public Affairs agencies in Brussels. Their knowledge and expertise, as well as their networks, are a major boost for students eager to embark on a career in European affairs.

Do you want to help shape the European adventure and its challenges? »

Laura Leprêtre

Teaching coordinator

 

 

APPLICATIONS 2018/2019 ARE OPEN FROM THE 1ST OF MARCH UNTIL THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

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Europe is everywhere. The European Union has an ever-increasing say on the law and policy of each Member State, in many different areas. It is the main player and cannot be ignored.

The European Union gives impetus, produces standards, awards subsidies, promotes mobility, and encourages cooperation among countries and regions.

The ‘EU machinery’ also powers tens of thousands of skilled jobs. There is a range of employment opportunities: the European institutions themselves (Commission, Council, Parliament, etc.) plus a multitude of bodies linked to or benefiting from them, such as lobbies, European NGOs, regional and local authorities, European communication agencies, information centres, European media, event organisers, and technical agencies, to name but a few.

This European labour market is growing. It requires advanced qualifications. Moreover, it now also needs a broad range of skills covering communication techniques and European public affairs. Communication in European policy is clearly a promising niche market!
This European labour market is growing. It requires advanced qualifications. Moreover, it now also needs a broad range of skills covering communication techniques and European public affairs. Communication in European policy is clearly a promising niche market!

Do you want to follow this Executive Master during an internship in the European Institutions? Please follow this EPSO Traineeships Guide.

10 KEY ADVANTAGES

  • One year of specialised studies, in Brussels, in the heart of the ‘EU’s machinery’.
  • 300 hours of classes and workshops, in English, with an adapted timetable based on a couple of evenings a week plus some Saturdays.
  • A Jean Monnet Module, recognised by the European Commission.
  • An optional professional traineeship for three months minimum (the job is counted as a traineeship if there is a link with the course) and a supervised thesis (FR/ENG).
  • Teaching in small groups.
  • Active learning, combining theory and practice.
  • Top quality faculty from the EU Institutions and Communications agencies.
  • Partnerships with the European institutions and European civil society.
  • Focus on skills for the job market 
  • A stepping stone to employment, in an exciting market.
Our Alumni found jobs and internships within prestigious structures and european organisations such as :
 
 
 

For more information, contact us by phone at +32 2 274 28 13 or send an email to Aurélie Detavernier



APPLICATIONS 2018/2019 ARE OPEN FROM THE 1ST OF MARCH UNTIL THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

TARGET GROUP

There is no requirement for applicants to have done any specific ‘field of study’ in order to take this course, which includes ‘European public affairs’ and ‘communication techniques’. You can enrol on the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication via a master’s degree, for example, in law or political science, or via a master’s in journalism, public relations, communication science, humanities and social sciences, and so on.

ENGLISH LEVEL

The level of English must be at least B1 (intermediate). In order to integrate more easily French speakers the final Thesis can be written in English and French.

ENROLMENT

Summary of the documents for the application form, to be sent to Aurélie Detavernier

  • A personal details form mentioning family name, first name, nationality, place of residence, address, telephone (fixed and/or mobile), e-mail.
  • A detailed covering letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Photocopy of the identity card and/or passport.
  • Full description of academic career.
  • Copy of the diploma(s) with an indication of the grade achieved.
  • If the student can prove they have a Bachelor’s degree as well as professional experience linked to Europe and/or the communication professions, please send a detailed note about this experience together with any documents proving this experience.
  • Any other document that may be required at a later date by the IHECS authorities.

CONTACT

Application form, to be sent to Aurélie Detavernier Assistant of the Executive Master (aurelie.detavernier@galilee.be) and Laura Leprêtre, Educational Coordinator (laura.lepretre@galilee.be). 

Prix

Cost: 3,450€ for the entire course. Expenses for the course material (books, magazines or printing of the course content) will be included in the total cost.

For this course, you can use training cheques (for SMEs and freelancers based in Belgium’s Walloon Region – agreement 17.1152).

Applications to be sent to Aurélie Detavernier, assistant of the Executive Master and to Laura Leprêtre, teaching coordinator. 

Durée

Academic year 2018-2019

Date(s)

2 evenings/week and 2 Saturdays/mounth

Lieu

IHECS ACADEMY

Rue des Grands Carmes - 27

1000 Brussels

 
Nicolas Baygert
Nicolas Baygert Enseignant-chercheur ; Directeur du Think Tank Protagoras @ Université libre de Bruxelles et Sciences Po Paris ; IHECS
Lorenzo Consoli
Lorenzo Consoli Journaliste @ ASKANEWS press agency (formerly TMNEWS, previously APcom)
Benoît Conti
Benoît Conti Manager @ Euro TASC Consulting
Paul Culley
Paul Culley Speaker on European Affairs
Alan Hardacre
Alan Hardacre Head of Group Corporate Affairs @ Imperial Brand
Annie Mutamba
Annie Mutamba EU-Africa public affairs & strategic communications consultant @ Meridia Partners, STRATEGEUM
Arnaud Rohmer
Arnaud Rohmer Administrator @ European Commission
Eric Van den Abeele
Eric Van den Abeele Conseiller @ Représentation permanente Belgique auprès de UE
Patrick Vastenaekels
Patrick Vastenaekels E&A Strategic Growth Lead @ ICF International
Juan Arcas
Juan Arcas CEO @ Agence SCOPE
Martin Todd
Martin Todd Communications/Media Relations Professional
Gokce Kalayci
Gokce Kalayci Business Development Director @ Tipik Communications Agency
Antoine Rivet
Antoine Rivet Managing Director @ GOPA Com.
Quentin Ariès
Quentin Ariès News Researcher @ The Washington Post
Solange Helin Villes
Solange Helin Villes Porte-parole du Groupe Socialiste & Démocrate @ Parlement européen
Laura Leprêtre
Laura Leprêtre Academic coordinator of the Executive Master European Communication and Public Affairs @ Ihecs Academy
Lidija Globokar
Lidija Globokar Présidente @ Project 668

Type de certification

Executive Master = 60 ECTS