Foreign Affairs Support

For more than three decades, Weber Shandwick’s public affairs practice has helped move global agendas, change attitudes, shape images, and expand the influence of organizations and ideas. We have made our mark by creating and executing successful public affairs campaigns for major corporations, governments, trade associations, coalitions, and non-profit organizations in many countries around the world.

In the Netherlands our expertise covers a variety of aspects, including monitoring and intelligence gathering on the Dutch position on the EU agenda, forming quality contacts, analysis and promoting particular areas of interest.
Client groups: international organisations, embassies, companies entering the Dutch or EU market.

Monitoring and intelligence gathering
Drafting detailed reports on policy issues important to your organisation, e.g. Dutch positions on to the EU agenda.

Analysis
Analysing the development of the positions of government coalition and opposition in particular areas of interest, such as commitments in the energy market or military & trade missions.

Connecting people & liaison services
Forming quality contacts for your organisation; Government Relations and more.

Crisis and issues management
In circumstances where a crisis or issue has political origins we provide responsive support and counsel. E.g. a speech of an MP with a negative statement on your home country or business.

Advocacy services
Developing behind the scenes public affairs campaigns (stakeholder outreach) and/or public diplomacy activities reaching out to decision makers with the help of key opinion leaders and third party advocates.