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Public Affairs


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The role of the European Union has never been more questioned. Many Europeans feel the EU has become too large and that the process of integration has gone too fast.

How to bring Europe closer to its citizens? What role can public relations play to win `the hearts and minds' of the people of Europe? How are decisions in an enlarged Europe made and how are compromises reached among 27 different cultures? Who is involved in lobbying?

Experience of public policy and politics, lobbying and debating will be practiced and students will take on the roles of EU politicians and tackle a contemporary issue facing the EU at present. Students who follow this programme may be interested in careers in national or European government communication or as a public relations consultant/ public affairs consultant/lobbyist.


At Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, courses focus on the acquisition of knowledge and skills as interdependent of each other. Students are placed in professional contexts where complex competencies are acquired and tested. This means that an adequate application of knowledge and skills is necessary.

instruction modes

Lectures, workshops international study trips, guest lectures


Understanding of EU public affairs, understand concepts of corporate communication, integrate communication strategies for real organizations, research EU public policy issues, public speaking, analyzing issues and trends, writing public policy briefs and position papers, preparing and writing speeches, debating, negotiation and lobbying skills and working as part of a team.

tuition fee

Please check www.hanzeuniversity.eu/tuitionfees for the actual tuition fees.

Niveau N.V.T.
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 5 maanden
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur Geen titel
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Certificaat
Credits 30