Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication

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).

Objectives

The European Union has an increasingly important impact on 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 which have links with European decision-making.

To meet the needs of these structures, the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Communications Sociales offers a specialised course in European Public Affairs and Communication. This course combines theoretical study of the functioning of institutions with learning about strategic communication tools, and how to make practical use of them. It’s a combination designed to achieve mutual enrichment.

By bringing together the academic and professional worlds, the course is a true laboratory for debate, action and innovation and it fosters the practice of European communication.

This English-language course is based on project-based learning and has numerous partnerships with the European institutions and European interest groups. Graduates of the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication are in a great position to choose a career in one of the many different European public and private organisations.

The dedicated teaching staff at IHECS include professionals working in European public affairs and communication. They call on their resources and knowledge to smooth the path for students eager to embark on a career in European affairs.

Laura Leprêtre – Educational Coordinator of the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication