European Digital Advocacy Summit 2021

08 Oct, 2021

1 / 2 / 3 December 2021
Hybrid Conference

Digital advocacy and virtual engagement are critical components of the public affairs toolkit and offer organizations a growing range of options to engage with policymakers, potential partners or critics, and the public. Join our flagship digital conference #EUDAS21 to learn about the latest trends and brightest ideas on digital advocacy and communication.

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Please note that recordings of most discussions will be available to registrants after the event for a period of 7 days. Sessions will take place in the afternoons for European audiences and in the mornings for U.S. participants.

All stated times are CET (Brussels).

DAY 1 - Click to expand

13:30   Arrival, orientation and networking

14:00   Fireside chat — Trends in digital communication in the EU

14:45   Virtual networking break

15:00   Panel discussion — Using digital to tell stories and communicate with purpose

16:00   Virtual networking break

16:10   Tactical session — Organizing hybrid events

16:40   Short break

16:45   Panel discussion — Using digital to understand your landscape

17:30   Virtual networking

18:00   End of day 1

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13:30   Arrival, orientation and networking

14:00   Panel discussion — Using digital to engage with EU decision-makers

15:00   Virtual networking break

15:15   Panel discussion — Best digital practices and campaigns from EU capitals

16:00   Virtual networking break

16:10   Tactical session — Using social media for thought-leadership

16:40   Short break

16:45   Panel discussion — Digital advocacy in the United States: best practice, ideas and case studies

17:30   Virtual networking

18:00   End of day 2

DAY 3 - Click to expand

09:00   Arrival, welcome and coffee

09:30   Session 1 — Setting Up a digital advocacy strategy From scratch

10:30   Networking break

10:45   Session 2 — Developing narratives for digital platforms

11:45   Networking break

12:00   Session 3 — Maximizing your advocacy impact through social media

13:00   Networking lunch

13:30   End of conference


For in-person participants, COVID-19 measures as per regulations in Belgium will apply.


“Great talks about digital advocacy trends this morning at #EUDAS19”
– Camille Brébois, Communication Consultant, LOGOS Public Affairs

“#EUDAS2017 was an incredibly insightful event today. Kudos to the organizer, @andrasbaneth @PACouncil and all the speakers and participants. Thank you. Exciting times for #eucomms indeed!”
– Harold Tor, Head Of Communications, Centre for European Policy Studies

“Thanks to @andrasbaneth and the #EUDAS2016 crowd for a great day of digital debate! Happy to join & learn.”
– Chris Heron, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Eurometaux

“Loved #EUDAS2015 sharpness & interactions. A very productive day for @UnileverEU thx @andrasbaneth @PACouncil”
– Unilever EU Affairs team

Event Location

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Ambiorix Center
Square Ambiorix 7,
B-1000, Brussels,

COVID-19 information and safety measures

The safety of our event attendees, partners and team are of paramount importance to the Public Affairs Council.
To ensure in-person events take place with lower risk to participants, as per applicable regulations in Belgium, event participants will be asked to provide: a certificate of complete vaccination with a recognized vaccine over 13 days old, or a certificate of a negative PCR test in the last 48 hours or an antigen test (rapid test) in the last 24 hours, or a recovery certificate of up to 180 days old.

Personal Responsibility

Despite everyone’s best efforts before and during our events, it is impossible to reduce the risk of virus/illness transmission to zero. As an attendee registering for a Public Affairs Council European office event, you:

  • Acknowledge these and other risks and agree to take full, personal responsibility for them. You will not hold anyone else accountable, including the Public Affairs Council, its staff or partners, should you contract an illness or should anything else happen to you during your participation in this meeting.
  • Pledge not to attend the meeting or any Public Affairs Council event if you feel ill or are COVID-19 positive.
  • Will take necessary precautions while at the event.


If you wish to register to view the recordings of this event, please contact us at

Past Speakers


Dušan Chrenek
Principal Adviser in Directorate General for Climate Action of the European Commission (DG CLIMA)


Joanna Carson
Global Operating Director
Women in Tech


Dan Horowitz
Director, Online Sales Organization, Government & Services


Karmen Špiljak
Senior Web and Social Media Officer
WWF European Policy Office


Tina Zournatzi
Head of Unit for
Strategic Communication
European Commission’s Directorate General for Communication

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Julie Kjestrup
Head of EU Affairs & Interim Head of Group Public Affairs and Sustainability

Marie-Helene De Coster

Marie-Helene De Coster
Heidrick & Struggles


Shweta Kulkarni Van Biesen
Director of Communications
Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE)


Maggy Peeters
Communications and Outreach Director
AmCham EU

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the Public Affairs Council’s European Digital Advocacy Summit is an excellent way to connect with public affairs and industry experts, as well as EU officials. More than 120 EU advocacy, communications and regulatory affairs professionals will be in attendance to share their insights and hear from industry thought leaders about today’s best digital advocacy strategies.

Download our sponsorship flyer for more information about sponsorship of #EUDAS21.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss sponsorship further, please contact the Public Affairs Council’s European office.

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