Sign up for the first-ever Clear Europe Summer School

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We’re delighted to announce the first edition of Clear Europe Summer School. Join us for two days of practical and engaging training focused on communicating clearly.

On July 15 & 16, we’ll dive into the essentials of clear communication – from storytelling to public speaking to working with the media.

Clear Europe Summer School is perfect for those who want to gain new skills during the quieter summer months. It’s geared toward professionals with limited experience in communication and aims to equip participants with the skills they need to write, speak and craft messages with confidence.

Our trainers, Gareth Harding and John Holland, have a combined 60 years of experience as journalists and communication coaches. They are ready to welcome you to Clear Europe’s beautiful training facilities located just steps away from the historic Avenue Louise in Brussels.

The price includes two days of value-packed training, refreshments, lunch and an end-of-course reception.

Check out our FAQs below for more information, or get in touch.

Space is limited to 12 participants, so please register early.



Day 1

  • Crafting Messages – How to frame and craft punchy messages for different audiences
  • Powerful Storytelling – How to harness the power of stories to captivate your audience, drive home your message and boost your business
  • Public Speaking – How to speak clearly and confidently in front of an audience

Day 2

  • Clear Writing – Learn the ABCs of good writing: accuracy, brevity and clarity
  • Writing with Impact – How to write punchy op-eds, sparkling quotes, memorable speeches and powerful press releases
  • Working with the Media – How to work with journalists to get more and better coverage

*The order of the sessions is subject to change



Gareth Harding is the Managing Director of Clear Europe. He has more than 25 years of experience in Brussels as a political advisor, journalist, lecturer, filmmaker and media trainer. He has written for Time, Politico, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Guardian, directed documentaries around the world and won a European award for his communication work. He is also an adjunct professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and runs their Brussels programme.

John Holland is a communication consultant who advises and trains senior executives on how to work with the media, handle interviews and give public speeches. A former correspondent for CBS News and bureau chief for CNBC Europe, John has covered many of the leading news stories of the last 30 years and interviewed scores of leaders.



Who should attend Clear Europe Summer School?

This training is for professionals who have limited experience in communication but want to improve their writing, public speaking and messaging skills in English. We welcome participants from all over Europe across various backgrounds, experience levels and industries.

What’s included in the price?

The price includes two days of value-packed training, refreshments, daily lunch and an end-of-course reception.

Are there group discounts available?

If your company has more than one employee who would like to participate, send us an email at info [at] and we’ll be happy to discuss options.

Can I participate in one part of the training rather than the full two days?

To ensure we are able to create a fun, interactive and creative environment for the training, we ask that participants join us for both days.

What if my company can’t pay by credit card?

We’d be happy to send you an invoice if your company does not have a credit card. Just get in touch at info [at]

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you have any issues ahead of the training and would like one of your colleagues to take your place, please email us no later than one week before the training to let us know.

Is my registration fee refundable?

We are happy to refund the fee up to 30 days before the start of the training.

Can I contact you with any questions?

Of course – please email us.

About Ali Colwell

Ali Colwell is a social media trainer, copywriter and the Marketing & Communication Manager of Clear Europe. Her previous work includes helping finance and technology companies in Belgium and New York elevate their online branding. She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and of Vlerick Business School.

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