EUChanger’s EU Academy is an interactive training on EU influencing open to all public interest advocates.
A hands-on training
Our EU Academy takes place twice a year, in person or online. It’s always interactive, thought-provoking, and practical. It includes a mix of presentations and exercises, conversations with insiders, the simulation of an EU-decision-making process and speed-dates.
Our EU Academy covers the functioning of the key EU institutions, essentials of EU decision-making, influencing skills and practical tools for advocates. The approach is both strategic and hands-on, the content is experience-based and analytical at the same time.
Our EU Academy welcomes beginners as well as experienced advocates. Our alumni come from across Europe and are active in a wide variety of policy areas: climate, the environment, human rights, migration, finance, development, humanitarian affairs, criminal justice and more.
EU Academy trainers are advocates with many years of experience at EU level. They pay equal attention to the sharing of knowledge and expertise on the one hand, and motivation and inspiration on the other. People working in the EU institutions are drawn in to bring the insiders’ perspective.
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What people say about us
The EU Academy was enriching and stimulating, I would highly recommend it. It provided us with tools and strategic insights on various aspects of EU lobbying. The simulation of the EU decision-making process gave us an in-depth understanding of how to approach the different actors.
WWF European Policy Office
EU Academy, November 2021
This was eye-opening, clear-sighted, and thoroughly useful. It dispelled a lot of the fog surrounding the workings of the EU institutions and gave real practical insight into how and when laws are made and influenced. It allowed me to reevaluate my campaign strategic thinking and to sharpen my sense of where the pivotal moments of influence really are
Friends of the Earth
EU Academy, May 2022
The training exceeded my expectations. The balance between the theory and interactive sessions was well preserved. The tools that were introduced are extremally useful
Smoke Free Partnership
EU Academy, May 2022