Influencing Europe

In short

  • Brussels - Belgium
  • 19 February 2019
  • 4 days
  • English
  • € 4,995 (excl. VAT)

Influencing Europe

Four-day course about Europe

Question yourself:

  • Are you working on EU policy issues?
  • Do you need to interact with EU institutions or agencies; or would you like to have access to the EU processes?
  • Do you have to monitor EU legislative processes as part of your professional tasks?
  • Do you have keep up to date with latest trends and developments
    in order to perform your day-to-day activities adequately?
  • Would you like to improve your influencing skills?
  • Do you want to extend your “EU” network?
If your answer to one or more questions is ‘yes’, then this course is very useful for you. This four-day course focus on acquiring knowledge about Europe, on high-level skills needed to be able to exert influence in the EU environment, such as complex leadership skills, insides into the decision making process and management skills. These managerial skills and insides acquired through the action-learning project are detrimental to succeeding in such a multifaceted environment.

Goals and value of the course

On the one hand you gain insights in the EU system of governance, European policies and the implementation of the EU legislation. On the other hand you acquire broader skills needed in order to grow you influencing skills such as an understanding of leadership abilities, underlying neurological networks that influence decision making and general management capabilities. Therefore, this course deals with a wide angle of aspects making it a well-rounded and suited programme for anyone working or wanting to work in the European Environment in Brussels.


The speakers of this Influencing Europe programme are:

  • Prof. Dr. Annemieke Roobeek - Professor Strategy and Transformation at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Prof. Dr. Haico Ebbers - Professor International Economics
    at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Prof. Dr. Désirée van Gorp LLM. - Professor International Business and Chairman International Advisory Board at Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Neuhold - Professor Political Science and  Director of UM Brussels campus at Maastricht University
  • Prof. Dr. Clemens Kool - Professor of Macroeconomcs and International Monetary Economics at Maastricht University
  • Prof. Dr. Arno Riedl - Full Professor Public Economics at
    Maastricht University

What are you going to do?

The programme includes the following topics:

  • The EU system of governance – Key players and decision-making procedures
  • Leadership, change management, complexity and integrity
  • Cooperation and networking: organisational context
  • Strategy for exerting influence: Information gathering and monitoring strategy
  • International Macro-economic perspectives and Imbalances in the Euro area
  • Economic implications and scope for exerting influence
  • Influencing and decision-making: Neurological perspective
  • Economic Diplomacy
  • International Management
  • Implementation of EU legislation: how does it work and why does it matter?
  • How to lobby in implementing and delegated acts?

For whom?

This programme is interesting for representatives of businesses and interest groups who want to broaden their network in Brussels and want to grow their influencing skills in the European environment. You have a University or University of applied sciences degree and a minimum of three years work experience.


The program takes place on the following dates:

  • 19, 20, 21 and 22 February 2019.
Location is UM Campus Brussels in Brussels, Belgium.


For more information about the program and apply please contact our programme coordinator Dominique Meyers: or +31 (0)43 388 4611.

What are the cost?

The fee for this programma is € 4,995. This fee is inclusive programme materials and catering during the programme, but exclusive hotel and travel expenses.