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Eu Essay Contest For Inn

Brussels, 11 May 2015 – EPACA Chairman Karl Isaksson attended as panelist the event hosted by the European Ombudsman “Is Brussels the new Washington, D.C.?” Lobbying transparency in the EU.

Brussels is fast becoming the second most important lobbying hub in the world, after Washington, D.C.. Lobbying obviously plays an important role in functioning democracies. High ethical standards and pro-active transparency about lobbying are, however, key for citizens’ trust in EU decision-making.

Published on: 11/05/2015

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EPACA Essay Contest 2015, top 3

Brussels, 20 March 2015 – The first prize of the fifth EPACA ESSAY CONTEST 2015 was handed over by Lisette Tiddens-Engwirda, members of the EPACA Professional Practices Panel to Anne Sauviat from FleishmanHillard during EPACA’s Annual General Meeting, 20 March 2015.

The jury is composed of the members of the EPACA Professional Practice Panel: Lisette Tiddens, Edit Herczog, John Bowis, Tom Spencer and Alain Perroy.

Published on: 20/03/2015

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European Youth Forum Guide tackles poor quality internships

Brussels, 13 March 2015 – The European Youth Forum and leading employers last night launched their Employers’ Guide to Quality Internships, a “how-to guide” for employers wishing to establish quality schemes – with the aim to address and increase the quality of internships across Europe. The Employers’ Guide to Quality Internships has been developed with the contribution of the European Youth Forum partners Abbvie, Adecco Group, EPACA, EUK Consulting, Microsoft and TITAN CEMENT GROUP, who attended the launch event.

Published on: 13/03/2015

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Lifting the Lid on Lobbying” hosted by Transparency International-Cyprus

Nicosia, 26 February 2015 – EPACA Chairman, Karl Isaksson, was interviewed by the Financial Mirror, when he was in Cyprus to speak at a seminar on “Lifting the Lid on Lobbying” hosted by Transparency International-Cyprus at the Classic Hotel in Nicosia.

Published on: 26/02/2015

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EPACA Chairman Karl Isaksson interview on Juncker’s new lobbying rules

Brussels, Tuesday 27 January 2015 – viEUws just published in-depth video story “Juncker’s new lobbying rules”

Karl Isaksson was interviewed by viEUws on “Juncker’s new lobbying rules”

Published on: 27/01/2015

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EPACA Essay Contest 2015

The European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association proudly invites young Public Affairs professionals to participate in the fifth EPACA ESSAY CONTEST 2015.

Following the outstanding success of the last couple of years’ competitions, EPACA wishes to continue to promote the Public Affairs profession by recognizing original thought and writing talent. We encourage young Public Affairs professionals to help to shape attitudes both within our profession and outside, by sharing your views and experiences in an essay competition.

Published on: 13/01/2015

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Ombudsman: ‘Now the hard work begins’

Brussels 2 October – Emily O’Reilly marked her first year in office as the European Union’s Ombudsman on Wednesday (1 October) but her gloves are only coming off now. The EPACA Charler launch in mentioned in the article. The Irish woman has launched more investigations than any of her predecessors in their first year. But identigying problems and launching investigations is the easy part of the job. “Now the hard work begins,” she acknowledged. “Next year will be the time to execute”.

Published on: 02/10/2014

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EPACA Charter launch

Published on: 26/09/2014

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Making the public affairs sector more transparent

Brussels, 10 July 2014 – The Joint Transparency Register has made the public affairs sector more open, but there are limits to what it can achieve. The European Union’s flagship measure for controlling how stakeholders participate in the legislative process is the Joint Transparency Register, a public database jointly run by the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Published on: 10/07/2014

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Joint letter from ECPA, EPACA and SEAP distributed to all 751 incoming MEPs

Published on: 07/07/2014

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EPACA welcomes European Parliament’s call for a mandatory Transparency Register

Brussels, 15 April 2014 – The European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association (EPACA) today welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption in plenary of the report on the modification of the Transparency Register’s inter-institutional agreement.

Published on: 15/04/2014

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EPACA supporting partner of the Model European Union (MEU) 2014

EPACA has been supporting partner of the Model European Union (MEU) 2014, a large scale simulation of how the EU decision-making process works.
EPACA joined the seventh edition, which took place last week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, as a representative of an important jigsaw of the EU decisional puzzle. A workshop with a group of the MEU delegates gave us the opportunity to explain the role of the European Public Affairs Consultancies and their representative body, EPACA, and to discuss the challenges faced by public affairs professionals.

Published on: 09/04/2014

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OECD Integrity Week 2014

Seminar on Integrity in Lobbying
Karl Isaksson attended as panellist, the High-Level Panel on National, Supranational and Transnational Lobbying Practices and Risks

Published on: 09/04/2014

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EPACA Chairman participated as a panelist at the American University’s School of Public Affairs’ “Conference on Lobbying Reform in the U.S. and the EU”

Published on: 09/04/2014

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EPACA Contest 2014

Brussels, 31 March 2014 – The first prize of the fourth EPACA ESSAY CONTEST 2014 was handed over by Lisette Tiddens-Engwirda and Alain Perroy, members of the EPACA Professional Practices Panel to Alessia Mortara from FleishmanHillard during EPACA’s Annual General Meeting, 28 March 2014.

Published on: 31/03/2014

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EPACA General Assembly 2014

Brussels, 28 March 2014 – EPACA held its General Assembly followed by a Guest Speech by Carl Dolan, Director at Transparency International EU liaison office, where gave us an update on their recently published EU Corruption report, titled “We Have an EU Corruption Report: So Now What?”, followed by a Q&A session?

Published on: 31/03/2014

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Transparent advocacy leads to better legislation

BRUSSELS – Political advocacy, or lobbying if you like, is of paramount importance to ensuring that political decision-makers understand the implications of the legislation they adopt. The EU’s political system is a very open one where most decision-makers, be it civil servants in the European Commission or politicians in the European Parliament, appreciate input from external stakeholders and are open to facts and arguments. This input makes for better legislation.

Published on: 20/02/2014

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EPACA Essay Contest 2014

Published on: 21/01/2014

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Press release – Transparency Revision

The joint working group of the European Parliament Bureau and the European Commission has finalised its work on the revision of the EU Transparency Register. The main outcome is an understanding among the working group members that the register should become mandatory, even if their conclusion are that it is not legally possible at the present time.

Published on: 13/12/2013

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Have some faith in our politicians

BRUSSELS – It is no secret that there is a big divide between EU decision-makers and the public.

Published on: 14/10/2013

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The story behind the Center Lovell Inn Essay Contest.

This is a wonderful entertaining read about passion, hospitality and commitment.  The true story of Bil and Susie Mosca, and the inspiring story behind the first Center Lovell Inn Essay contest. This is a contemporary version of the Bob Newhart show. It chronicles the couple’s epic journey, that began when they first blessed eyes on a 1805 farm house in YANKEE magazine back in the mid 1980s. The Mosca’s are married only ten months when they buy this 1805 mansard roof mansion on an impulse, after being fed-up of the high crime and struggle of big city living.  They build successful business from scratch — on a shoe-string budged — in a remote village on the edge of the White Mountains.

“Passing Along Our Dream” is the story that spans twenty years at the Inn to giving away their world renown Inn.  The search to find new Innkeepers, to love and cherish their “baby” culminates by conceiving of a unique essay contest.  Included are many enjoyable essays from the contests, They range from humorous, wacky, gloomy, witty,  silly, to passionate.  Also inserted is the winning entry from Janice Sage, (the second innkeeper), that profess her dream and how fate stepped in and brought her to Maine.

In 2015, Janice Sage hosted a similar essay contest, awarding the Inn to the Adams family on June 6, 2015, featured in the Boston Globe.

This story of passion, hospitality and commitment lives on at the Center Lovell Inn.  Purchase your copy online or get a signed copy at the Center Lovell Inn or online from the link below.

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