January 16, 2015
It’s obvious that companies understand that some of their budget needs to be spent on social media, but about half of the marketers interviewed stated they have a hard time justifying that investment because it doesn’t show much value. Read More
December 10, 2014
Whether you’re interested in learning how to shoot and edit video, master media interviews, speak confidently in public or use social media professionally we have a smorgasbord of courses designed to teach you the practical skills you need to communicate better. Read More
November 7, 2014
Our next open course on December 15 and 16 aims to teach you the basics of video storytelling and how to film and edit professionally.
The two-day course features practical tips from experienced TV journalist and trainer Herve Verloes on how to get the best shots, compose sequences, edit your stories and upload them to the web. Click here for more information. Read More
October 27, 2014
Michiel is a Dutch-born, UK-educated consultant who has been involved in EU politics and communications for over 20 years. He was previously a Member of the European Parliament, chair of the Dutch Labour Party, head of government relations for Burson-Marsteller in Brussels and Managing Director of VoteWatch Europe. He is currently a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics and a well-known speaker and commentator on EU affairs. Read More
October 22, 2014
So how can you feel more at ease with journalists and more at home in the brave new digital media world?
The aim of our next open course on November 18 is to help you understand what makes journalists tick and how to work with them to get more and better coverage. By the end of the day we want you to feel more comfortable dealing with reporters and more confident writing press releases, pitching stories and doing interviews. Read More
October 13, 2014
Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Over the years, EU officials – and the tens of thousands of lobbyists, diplomats and even journalists who inhabit the Brussels bubble – have developed a bizarre, contorted language of their own. Dubbed ‘Eurospeak’ or ‘Euro-English,’ this lazy, alienating form of talking and writing relies on glueing together vague, abstract and often meaningless phrases like shards of a smashed vase, using long, complicated, show-off words where short, clear, simple ones will do and falling back on unintelligible jargon to express often simple ideas. Read More
September 30, 2014
September 15, 2014
Our next open course on October 21 will focus on how to master social media professionally and will be lead by renowned blogger and online communications consultant Jon Worth. By the end of the workshop you will be able to identify where discussions important to you and your organisation are taking place online, develop a strategy to fit social media into your overall communications planning and understand the main pros and cons of different platforms such as Twitter, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Flickr and Youtube. Read More
July 11, 2014
What better way to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille than by announcing that our website is now fully functioning in French?
We welcome you to visit cleareurope.eu/fr to learn more about who we are and what we have to offer. Check out our courses, including how to handle interviews, how to influence the Brussels press corps and how to master social media. We can also edit and draft texts in French, moderate your conferences and organise study visits to the EU capital for francophone groups.