Beginning Monday, 20 October 2014 18:30
End Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:15
Event fees British Chamber members: €450.00 (incl. VAT)
Non-members: €450.00 (incl. VAT)

There is no formal ‘guide to Strasbourg’ and going for the first time can be daunting. This annual visit, now in its fourth year, prepares young professionals for visits to Strasbourg, helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and contacts necessary for a career in the EU Affairs environment. The 2014 visit is a key time to develop relationships with parliamentary stakeholders early in the new term and to get a good understanding of the politics behind the politics.


Previous participants said that they felt more confident working with Parliament stakeholders in Strasbourg and that they were able to directly use the insights they had learned on their next trip to Strasbourg and back in Brussels.



I thoroughly enjoyed the BNG Strasbourg visit experience! The visit gave us a valuable insight to EP internal politics and proved to be a fantastic forum for networking with peer EU affairs young professionals. I recommend it to any newcomer to the Brussels bubble. It is a great starting point.

Please note that this event is open to professionals aged under 35 only.






Monday 20


18:30 - 20:00

Mercure Hotel

Welcome Dinner with Andrew Lewer MEP

Andrew Lewer MBE will discuss how he became involved in politics, the lessons he learned on the campaign trail and how young professionals can make an impact in politics

Tuesday 21st


09:00 - 10:00

European Parliament



Influencing in Strasbourg: why is it important and how is it different?

Max Von Olenhusen, leading public affairs player with huge experience in Strasbourg will answer the BNG's questions on what makes the Strasbourg experience important and why it still matters.


10:00 - 11:00

European Parliament


An MEP Abroad: how do MEPs work with third countries and inter-parliamentary delegations?

Eduard Kukan MEP will discuss how MEPs work in Parliamentary delegations; whether the EU's external relations are only for diplomats, or whether businesses and young professionals can play a role; and the EU's role and influence in the world.

11:00 - 12:00

European Parliament


Social media and digital issues in the world of politics and campaigning

Marietje Schaake MEP will outline how social media is used effectively in an electoral campaign and the cross-cutting nature of all things digital in the modern political world; and digital priorities for young professionals.

12:00 - 13:00

European Parliament


Discussion with advisors, a tour of the European Parliament or free time


13:00 - 14:00



European Parliament

Topic: Young professionals in Parliament
Newly- elected MEP Tomáš Zdechovský, will explain how young professionals can shape the political agenda; as well as his experience as a newly elected MEP; and what is expected of them in a new Parliamentary term.




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