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How communicating on EU issues looks from my little corner of the world

I was in Brussels on 16 and 17 October as I had been asked to talk at a workshop on the reputation of the EU institutions at the annual EuroPCom conference, organised by the Committee of the Region. For once I didn’t do a presentation full of zooming and pictures, but just talked. Maybe I’ve been doing too many events with academics… Anyway, if you’re interested, here are my speaking notes.

The panel also had Simona Guerra of Leicester University, who researches Euroscepticism, Melanie McCluskey, a reputation expert, Sixtine Bougues of the European Commission’s DG for Communication and Sjerp Van der Vaart of the European Parliament’s Information Office in Belgium (latter two have not yet submitted their presentations/speaking notes for distribution.) The whole thing was expertly chaired by Rob Heirbaut of the Flemish broadcaster VRT.

In terms of the other workshops, I very much enjoyed watching Andy Williamson talk about online communication. All the videos and presentations that the organisers have collated so far are available on their website.

[Update, 25 November 2013]: The full proceedings are now available as a download: EuroPCom_Proceedings