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Dr2 Consultants among top EU Public Affairs Consultancies in Brussels

Dr2 Consultants has been shortlisted among the top 60 EU Public Affairs Consultancies in the range of mid-to-large consultancies, published by Best in Brussels. With key sectoral expertise in digital & tech, transport and sustainability sectors, Dr2 Consultants has grown into a well-established consultancy firm and has experienced tremendous growth over the past years.

In 2019, Dr2 Consultants further expanded its client portfolio and grew its team of Public Affairs professionals who provide continuous guidance, support and strategic advice to our clients at both EU and Belgian level.

Furthermore, Dr2 Consultants opened two new offices, in New York City and in Copenhagen which, together with offices in Brussels, The Hague and Shanghai, form part of a network covering three continents and five countries.

In addition, Dr2 Consultants recently launched brand-new services:

  • the European Green Deal Impact Scan that helps companies identify risks and opportunities of new and existing legislation linked to the Commission’s European Green Deal initiatives.
  • the Brexit Office which offers support to organizations from local startups to European associations and corporations planning to settle in Belgium following Brexit.
  • the Dr2 Academy which provides tailor-made coaching for Public Affairs professionals and organizations about the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the field of EU Public Affairs.

Read our full profile here and get in touch with us for more information on how we can support your business.

 

Dr2 Consultants is looking for Senior Public Affairs consultant

About us

Dr2 Consultants is a Brussels-based consultancy with headquarters in The Hague (part of the Dr2 network) specialized in EU Public Affairs and corporate communications. Our team provides businesses, public and private institutions, associations and NGOs with strategic advice in the field of EU Public Affairs specialized in transport, digital and sustainability. To discover more about us, please visit our website (www.dr2consultants.eu).

In light of Dr2 Consultants’ flourishing growth, we are looking for a senior consultant with a proven track record in EU Public Affairs and who is able to represent the interests of our clients in Brussels. The consultant will be responsible for supporting our clients in their Public Affairs strategy and implementation.

Job description 

  • Develop, manage and deliver creative Public Affairs and lobbying strategies to achieve our clients’ objectives;
  • Advise clients on policy developments across the three focus areas of Dr2 Consultants: digital, transport and sustainability;
  • Manage Public Affairs programmes and liaise with relevant stakeholders across the EU institutional landscape;
  • Build and lead clients’ influence in the European Institutions, across governments and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Able to expand the client portfolio of Dr2 Consultants;
  • Drive business solutions for our clients that will have tangible and quantitative results.

Background and qualifications 

  • Proven track record of 7-10+ years of experience in EU Public Affairs;
  • A proven ability to manage clients independently and cope with multiple priorities;
  • University level education (Master’s degree), preferably in an area related to European studies, economics or law;
  • Previous consultancy experience is an asset;
  • Extensive network in the European sphere;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Business acumen;
  • Proficiency in English. Knowledge of any other European language(s) – particularly Dutch – would be a strong asset;
  • Strong computer skills (in particular Microsoft Office, social media).

What we offer

  • A challenging and growing environment where personal development and growth are encouraged;
  • A dynamic and international team of Public Affairs professionals;
  • An attractive and competitive salary

Terms and conditions

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Ms. Viktoria Vajnai (v.vajnai@dr2consultants.eu). Applications should be sent not later than 5 July 2019 with ‘Application Senior Public Affairs Consultant’ in the subject line of the email

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Dr2 Consultants is looking for a Public Affairs consultant

About us

Dr2 Consultants is a Brussels-based consultancy with headquarters in The Hague (part of the Dr2 network) specialized in EU Public Affairs and corporate communication. Our team provides businesses, public and private institutions, associations and NGOs with strategic advice in the field of EU Public Affairs specialized in digital, transport and sustainability. To discover more about us, please visit our website (www.dr2consultants.eu).

In light of Dr2 Consultants’ flourishing growth, we are looking for a consultant with a proven track record in EU Public Affairs and who is able to represent the interests of our clients in Brussels. The consultant will be responsible for supporting our clients in their Public Affairs strategy and implementation.

Job description

  • Develop, manage and deliver creative Public Affairs and lobbying strategies to achieve our clients’ objectives;
  • Advise clients on policy developments across the three focus areas of Dr2 Consultants: digital, transport and sustainability;
  • Manage Public Affairs programmes and liaise with relevant stakeholders across the EU institutional landscape;
  • Build our clients’ influence in the European Institutions, across governments and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Very good feeling for business opportunities.

Background and qualifications

  • Proven track record of 5 years of experience in EU Public Affairs;
  • A proven ability to manage complex projects and cope with multiple priorities;
  • University level education (Master’s degree), preferably in an area related to European studies, economics or law;
  • Previous consultancy experience is an asset;
  • Extensive network in the European sphere;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Proficiency in English. Knowledge of any other European language(s) – particularly Dutch – would be a strong asset;
  • Strong computer skills (in particular Microsoft Office, social media).

What we offer

  • A challenging and growing environment where personal development and growth are encouraged;
  • A dynamic and international team of Public Affairs professionals;
  • An attractive and competitive salary

Terms and conditions

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Ms. Viktoria Vajnai (v.vajnai@dr2consultants.eu). Applications should be sent not later than 5 July 2019 with ‘Application Public Affairs Consultant’ in the subject line of the email.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Future priorities for the circular economy

Circular economy has been a priority for the European Commission, and it will continue to be high on the agenda of all the European Institutions and Member States for the coming mandate as well.

The Circular Economy Action Plan adopted in 2015 was a flagship project of the current European Commission. While taking stock of its achievements, the European Commission recently laid down its vision for the future of sustainability and circular economy in the EU. The Commission’s recent communications will heavily contribute to the European agenda for the next five years.

It is very clear that further to the need to deliver on the adopted legislation such as the Circular Economy Package, the European Commission will mainstream its activities on sustainability and circularity.

In its reflection paper on Sustainable Europe by 2030, the European Commission identifies the move from “linear to circular economy” as one of the policy foundations for a sustainable future. The European Commission believes that this requires thinking about circularity from the product design – to ensure possibility for repair and reuse – to collection and waste management. In its paper, the European Commission also highlights the need to integrate sustainable thinking in finance, pricing, taxation and competition to address social and environmental issues and trigger behavioral change throughout the economy.

The European Commission also recently adopted a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan, where it insists on the fact that new actions would be needed to ensure that the EU maintains its leadership in designing and producing circular products and services.

Questions of circularity and sustainability are also likely to spill over into other sectors, with the European Commission trying to adopt a holistic approach to climate change, mainstreaming circularity in various tools and policies. This would potentially translate into organizational changes within the new European Commission.

Member States have also expressed their common interest in pursuing the work on circular economy. While national governments are now implementing certain key EU legislation, such as the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, the Council of the EU recently adopted its conclusions on an “EU industrial policy strategy: A vision for 2030“.

In these conclusions, the Council highlights that there are important challenges that need to be addressed in order to speed up Europe’s transition towards circularity. It also stresses the potential of new technologies to improve the economy’s circularity by promoting sustainable models of production based on primary and secondary raw materials and resource efficiency, in which products and materials are designed to be reused, re-manufactured and recycled, in order to be maintained in the economy for as long as possible.

It also underlines the importance of a fully-fledged, well-functioning and harmonized Single Market for secondary raw materials and circular products, cutting red-tape and legislative hurdles.

If you are interested in obtaining more information on this topic, do not hesitate to reach out to us at j.beaulaton@Dr2consultants.eu or call us at +32 (0)2 512 37 22