The network with a common approach and with emphasis on national and regional dimensions.
EURACSIS is a European network composed of prominent PCOs (Professional Congress Organisers) and communication agencies, whose overall purpose is to support the integration of communication and conferences services across the European Union.
Why work with us?
- 300 experienced and committed communications specialists who can advise and lead you through the most complex pan-European projects
- A one-stop shop with a harmonized quality of service and consistency that caters to every type of cross-border activity
- The capacity to roll out a project on a European scale, as well as the flexibility and regional, and national insight that an office in a target country or countries can bring to your project
- A network managed by PRACSIS, the Brussels-based PCO and communication agency with an excellent knowledge of EU affairs and issues as a result of its 15 years of working with European institutions.
The network members have years of accumulated experience in furnishing service in the following areas:
- Conferences and meetings
- Public/press relations
- Exhibitions / stands
- Web design
- Social networking and communication
- Media buying
- Reputation and crisis management
PRACSIS & BMS set up European Commission stand at Lisbon’s Mega Picnic
Last June, Lisbon hosted Continente’s Mega PicNic, promoting sustainable farming and food products. PRACSIS was responsible for the design and set up of the European Commission stand, an exhibition area of 300m2 with diverse and attractive animations. The Lisbon-based EURACSIS agency Brand, Mind & Strategy (BMS) provided logistical and technical support and assisted in the recruitment of competent staff.
PRACSIS & SPELLBOUND PR take EU food quality labels to Edinburgh
Edinburgh received the visit of DG AGRI at the Royal Highland Show 2014. In charge of all logistical, technical and content-related tasks, PRACSIS set up a 100m2 stand with different animations, quizzes on the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), a colouring corner, a blender bike, and the globally renowned DG AGRI cow. PRACSIS received support from SPELLBOUND PR, the EURACSIS UK agency.
PRACSIS and PR CONCEPT join forces in Tartu
The lovely city of Tartu welcomes annually the largest agriculture fair in Estonia: MAAMESS. Last edition took place 24 -25 April 2014. Under a shining sun, thousands of visitors attended, discovered and participated in various activities in an exhibition space of 50.000 square meters, with more than 300 companies, agricultural organisations and public institutions represented.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) didn’t want to miss the opportunity of promoting its policies, programmes and benefits to Estonian agribusiness professionals and their families.
As DG AGRI’s main event organiser, PRACSIS designed and built a stand of 56 m² where visitors were encouraged to taste different EU-labelled products, play the wheel of fortune, exercise while cooking with a blender bike and provide answers to the quiz desk.
The stand was well equipped technically-speaking, with mics, sound and lighting system and a 46” screen showing the latest clip of the Common Agriculture Policy campaign. Many giveaways were distributed: USB keys, reflector snap bands, cotton and seed bags magnets.
With the valuable assistance of PR Concept, the PRACSIS partner agency in Estonia, the overall workflow of this very important event couldn’t have gone better. Indeed the DG AGRI stand was a real success - and so was the general attendance - over 30.000 people visited the fair during the two days. But there is one last answer we would like to have: which one of PRACSIS-planned activities was the most successful? You’ve got it - the gastronomy-tasting ones!
Vilnius hosts European Commission's Seminar on Rural Development Communication by AVENIRE & PRACSIS.
This past March the city of Vilnius welcomed a DG AGRI seminar on Communicating Rural Development. The event looked at efficient communication strategies to support the implementation of EU rural development programmes. EU officials, communication professionals, members of rural networks and local action groups gathered to discuss the best and most effective communication strategies in support of rural development policies and involved communities.
EURACSIS, the PRACSIS network of communication agencies, proved crucial to the success of this event. The Lithuanian agency AVENIRE displayed its expertise and mobilised its network to deliver appropriate solutions: from identifying suitable venues, to selecting skilled conference staff and assisting in translation services. Cooperation between PRACSIS and AVENIRE overcame difficult challenges to produce fruitful results. For instance, two interpreters travelled from Belgium to support six interpreters from Lithuania who, together, ensured high quality simultaneous interpretation in English, Lithuanian German, and French. AVENIRE was also of great assistance in recruiting hostesses and stewards who could speak both English and French fluently.
Teamwork is the key to success. PRACSIS and AVENIRE perfectly illustrated this principle, confirming the added value of a network such as EURACSIS.
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Expanding the media outreach of eco-innovation in the Czech Republic.
Last 23-34 May, the city of Prague welcomed the 14th European Forum on Eco-innovation, dedicated to urban air quality in Europe. The forum on eco-innovation is a biannual international conference organised by the Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission. Since the first edition PRACSIS has been responsible for organising the whole forum, including the event’s graphics and logistics, promotional actions and media work.
Nowadays eco-innovation is at the top of the political, environmental and social agenda. However, it remains a topic that is hard-to-convey, rarely hitting the headlines. In cooperation with EURACSIS agencies in the Czech Republic, InDependent Original and Aspen, PRACSIS designed and implemented a media strategy to achieve substantial coverage for the Prague forum. It included targeted promotion prior to the event, on site interviews, news releases and dissemination in both Czech and English to national and international press. As a result, a total of 23 editorials were published, 19 of which were issued by media in the Czech Republic. This is the highest media exposure for a European forum on eco-innovation since its first edition, not only in terms of total coverage but also national coverage in the host country.
The 14th European Forum on Eco-innovation demonstrates the successful cooperation between PRACSIS and its Czech partners and shows the added value of the EURACSIS network: a perfect combination of in depth expertise on EU affairs and first-hand knowledge of national media landscapes across Europe.
EURACSIS: success without boundaries
Once again, EURACSIS delivered results beyond initial expectations. On March 18th 2013 ManagEnergy held a networking event titled Towards Sustainable Energy Communities – Delivering on the Covenant of Mayors. PRACSIS coordinated the logistics and also designed a tailored media strategy to maximise the event’s press coverage across Europe. EURACSIS agencies in nine countries were involved (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and Croatia). They assisted in translating and disseminating the EC press release as well as news that were drafted on the spot by the PRACSIS press team. Over 70 media mentions in eight different languages proves that EURACSIS’ success has no boundaries!
A brand new profile for Bridge, EURACSIS agency in Poland
Bridge recently partnered with Mr. Igor Janke, a well-respected Polish journalist. With this new partnership the Polish EURACSIS partner has been renamed Bridge. The agency will continue to provide tailored public relations and press services to its clients focusing on strategic communications. Additionally, Bridge will train clients in public performance and communication.
Igor Janke is a successful reporter, manager, journalist (newspapers: „Życie Warszawy”, „Rzeczpospolita”), editor-in-chief (press agency PAP), pioneer of new media in Poland (blogging platform Salon24.pl) and scriptwriter for the public television TVP, Puls TV and radio talk-shows (TOK FM). He has written two books about Polish and European politics: "Chronicles the spectacular collapse" and "Forwarder. The story about Viktor Orban". He is also co-founder and president of the think-tank Institute of Liberty (www.instytutwolnosci.pl).
On behalf of the EURACSIS network we congratulate Igor and the entire Bridge management team. We look forward to continuing to share projects and achievements. Congratulations also to Bridge’s brand new corporate website!
Cooperate: Italian EURACSIS agency boosts La Spezia case study
PRACSIS is responsible for media relations for the Covenant of Mayors, a flagship European Commission initiative to fight climate change. PRACSIS designs and implements the media promotion of best practice examples currently implemented by cities that have signed the Covenant. PRACSIS has distinct media strategies for each case study including mobilising EURACSIS partners in the relevant country. For La Spezia (IT) case study, PRACSIS partnered with EURACSIS' Italian agency, Cooperate. This collaboration resulted in substantial media coverage that included a total of twelve publications in less than a week. Check the article in La Repubblica (Genova): La Spezia, Provincia segnalata da Ue per attivita' 'Patto dei Sindaci'.
European Business Awards for the Environment 2012: EURACSIS gets your project in the headlines!
The European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) rewards businesses that are most successful in achieving sustainable business models. The awards were launched by the European Commission in 1987 and take place every two years. PRACSIS is responsible for the overall organisation of the award scheme as well as its promotion, including social media and press strategies. The 2012 EBAE media campaign achieved unprecedented results. In less than a week over 100 articles were published in five different languages. This trans-European media campaign, coordinated by PRACSIS, was implemented by EURACSIS in countries with winning projects. EURACSIS agencies in the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovakia and the United Kingdom contacted over 1000 members of the press. There is definitely no better way than EURACSIS to get your project in the headlines!
First EURACSIS meeting held in Brussels
Twenty out of the twenty-six EURACSIS members gathered in Brussels on 12 and 13 January 2012 in the network's first meeting, hosted by PRACSIS.
The EURACSIS partners outlined their activities, exchanged experiences and presented their vision. In addition to extensive discussions and networking, the group had the opportunity to visit the iconic European Commission headquarters, in order to meet with EU officials.
The success of the meeting was sealed by the group's determination to organise regular meetings!
Cyprus agency is moving
Gnora, the Euracsis agency in Cyprus, has moved to new premises. The address has now become:
2 Agathokleous Street Strovolos 2000 Nicosia Cyprus.
PRACSIS organised the opening ceremony of the Hamburg's 'Train of Ideas' exhibition
Hamburg's 'Train of Ideas' arrived in Brussels on 7 September 2011. The train is part of Hamburg's activities as the 2011 European Green Capital and includes the exhibition: 'Visions for the cities of the future'. It showcases the challenges of designing cities that are sustainable, environmentally-friendly and attractive to live in. PRACSIS organised the official opening ceremony in the presence of the European Commissioner for Environment, Janez Potočnik, Hamburg's Senator for Urban Development and Environment, Jutta Blankau, and Brussels' Minister for Environment, Energy and Urban Renovation, Evelyne Huytebroeck. .
Green Week satellite conference "Uso efficiente delle risorse - esperienze a confronto", Rome, IT, 2011, by Studio Pesaro and PRACSIS
On 19 May 2011, the European Commission Representation in Italy, in collaboration with PRACSIS and the local EURACSIS agency Studio Pesaro, organised for the first time in its premises, a one-day conference on resource efficiency. Over 115 participants took part in this successful event which started with an update of European and Italian Institutions' "green" achievements. This conference continued with the presentation of best practices and virtuous strategies for the efficient use of natural resources and participants were also invited to take part in a "showcase" activity, to distribute information materials, as well as to exchange contacts and networking.
Birmingham ETAP Forum highlights commercial opportunities for eco-innovation in a resource-efficient European economy, by PRACSIS
The 10th European Forum on Eco-Innovation in Birmingham in March 2011 focused on the crucial role of eco-innovation in driving a resource-efficient European economy. It examined the need for resource efficiency in a world of overconsumption, reviewed actions already being taken by business and associations that recognise and support the commercial opportunities offered by resource efficiency and assessed the need to stimulate global demand for resource-efficient products and services, including influencing customer behaviour. Some 240 high-level stakeholders from business, academia, policymaking and green groups attended the Birmingham event, part of the EU Environmental Technology Action Plan (ETAP).
PRACSIS has supported the development of the agenda and executed PR strategies to promote the forum throughout specific audiences and media. Its team organised all logistical aspect of the forum. Appointed by the European Commission, PRACSIS is managing the Secretariat of the European Forum on Eco-Innovation since 2007.
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Green week satellite conference "Uso eficiente de los Recursos, gastar menos, vivir mejor", Madrid, ES, 2011, by Clave 2
In Madrid, Pracsis and Clave 2, member of EURACSIS network, organised a Green Week event at the Spanish European Commission Representation on 20 May 2011. It was an interesting conference analysing the impact of the bad use of resources, the actions that are being taken to improve this now and what can be done in the future from different perspectives of the main actors involved. The conference included 3 categories of speakers. The first group of speakers represented the public administration, the second group of speakers represented the industry, the consumers and commerce, and more specifically the domestic appliance and automotive sectors and finally the third group was formed by different NGOs. All the presentations were followed by questions and debates. TVE1, the most important Spanish TV channel and Agencia EFE, the most important Spanish press agency were there to cover the event which gathered around 80 participants.
GNORA Communication Consultants has recently joined EURACSIS
GNORA commenced operations in 2003 and it is a communications-dedicated company, specializing in publications, studying, designing, coordinating and supporting complete communication service packages, not only for today's but also for the future needs of corporations, institutions, organizations and individuals from the private and public sector. In less than a decade, GNORA has earned the trust of leading companies and organizations in Cyprus, for its professionalism and the effectiveness of its consultants and the services it provides. "GNORA will participate in a dynamic network team, having the advantage of collaborating and exchanging knowledge and experiences with the other member-companies, and improving as a result the quality and the effectiveness of the services it provides to customers and associates," says Andreas Hadjikyriacos, Managing Director of GNORA Communication Consultants.
LIFE+ conference in Brussels (BE, 2011) by PRACSIS
In May 2011 PRACSIS organised a two-day conference bringing together the LIFE+ main representatives from all 27 EU Member States. Over 230 participants took part in the discussions on the achievements and the future of the LIFE programme. The event was organised within the European Parliament premises in Brussels, Belgium.
Green week satellite conference " Az erőforrás-hatékonyságtól az erőforrás-használat korlátozásáig", Budapest, HU, 2011, by We Love Kreatìv Kft
On 17 May 2011, We Love Kreativ, the Hungarian EURACSIS agency organised a Green Week conference in Budapest. Over 50 participants from government institutions, business and industry, non-governmental organisations and academia gathered in the premises of the Representation of the European Commission in Hungary - Európa Pont - to discuss resource efficiency. Eva Hartai (University of Miskolc), Tibor Faragó (St. Istvan University) and Alexa Botár (Friends of the Earth Hungary) gave presentations on "Natural resource use in the policy context", followed by lectures on "Towards a Resource Efficient Europe" by Robert Konrad (Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission), Erzsébet Gergely (Ministry of Rural Development, Hungary), Maarten ten Houten (Philips Lighting) and Tibor Kiss (University of Pécs). Mr Kiss' presentation, which focused on "Green economy vs Blue Economy" generated an exciting debate among the presenters and the audience. After a locally grown, seasonal raw bio lunch, András Lukács (Clean Air Action Group), Shaun Chamberlin (The Lean Economy Connection) and Ivan Gyulai (Ecological Institute for Sustainable Development) gave lectures on "Introducing limits in a limited world". A lively Q&A session followed, and the day ended with a "Panel discussion on a sustainable Europe" featuring Ivan Gyulai, Erzsébet Gergely, Maarten ten Houten and Prof. János Mika (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), as well as members of the public.
Green week satellite conference "Nichts geht ohne Wasser – Hamburgs lebenswichtige Ressource", Hamburg, DE, 2011, by C&C
Around 100 participants gathered in the international maritime museum of Hamburg on 13 May 2011 to take part in the panel discussion entitled „Nichts geht ohne Wasser – Hamburgs lebenswichtige Ressource” ("Nothing works without water – the vital resource of Hamburg").
After an opening speech by Karl Falkenberg, Director-General of DG Environment, the moderator led a very lively panel discussion on the subject of water in Hamburg. The panel was composed of Holger Lange (Authority for Urban Development and Environment of the Free and Hanseatic City Hamburg), Dr. Michael Beckereit (Hamburg Wasser), Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart (EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH), Alexander Porschke (NABU Hamburg) and Gabriella Krempels-Muranyine (Ministry for Rural Development in Hungary).
ManagEnergy present at the 2011 EC Open Door Day in Brussels!
Every year the European Commission opens up its doors to the public to celebrate the Europe Day (9 May). This year was not an exception and on the Open Door Day, Saturday 7 May, over 20 000 citizens visited the main Commission building (Berlaymont). PRACSIS organised there the stand of ManagEnergy which was among the European Commission initiatives with a strong presence during the day.
Hundreds of people, primarily families with children, had the opportunity to be informed about and try out live ManagEnergy’s Education Corner. Children from 7 to 11 years old and teenagers from 12 to 16 years old played online games, downloaded applications and were informed about the importance of sustainable energy in everyday life!
The Open Door Day was an excellent occasion to illustrate the breadth of services ManagEnergy offers that range from technical capacity building workshops for experts to interactive and enjoyable computer games for children!
Take the opportunity to enjoy the ManagEnergy Education Corner available in 23 languages!
Finnish agency Mailand joins Euracsis
The Finnish brand and PR agency Mailand Communications has recently joined Euracsis network. Now the network covers all 27 EU countries. Mailand was founded in 2007 and it is based in Helsinki. The agency works for international and domestic companies that represent technology, services and sustainable development. Their services include strategic communication, media relations, crisis communications, PR and events as well as branded content in Finnish, Swedish and English.
"We expect Euracsis connection to be an interesting opportunity for our Finnish clients who operate in the European market. Similarly, we look forward to participating in the EU-wide Euracsis campaigns," says Alpo Räinä, CEO of Mailand Communications.
Organisation of the ManagEnergy Annual Conference and Local Energy Action Awards Ceremony, Brussels 2011 by PRACSIS
Aimed at energy agencies, public authorities and energy actors with a local and regional focus, the ManagEnergy Annual Conference was held on 13 April in Brussels during the EU Sustainable Energy week. The Conference, as well as the annual ManagEnergy Local Action Awards Ceremony in presence of Commissioner Günther Oettinger, were organised by PRACSIS Brussels.
Promotion of the ManagEnergy Local Action Award winning project "RE:FIT" in the UK, 2011 by Spellbound PR
During the ManagEnergy Local Action Awards Ceremony 2011 in Brussels, the project “RE:FIT” from the London Development Agency, England was the winner in the category ‘Technical projects’.
Spellbound PR ensured the promotion of the award and the winner in the UK.
Promotion of the ManagEnergy Local Action Award winning project "I can have solar collectors, too!" in Slovenia and Croatia, 2011 by IMAGO
During the ManagEnergy Local Action Awards Ceremony 2011 in Brussels, the project "I can have solar collectors, too!" from the Croatian agency REGEA was the winner in the category 'Awareness and information projects'.
IMAGO ensured the promotion of the award and the winner in Slovenia and Croatia.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in SOPOT (PL) – 2010 by Media & Doradztwo
Media & Doradztwo organised animation days during the Biodiversity exhibition where giveaways were handed out. Activities included quiz, planting of honey plants, facebook and film projection.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in CRACOW (PL) – 2010 by Media & Doradztwo
Media & Doradztwo chose Cracow, Galeria Kraków Plaza – shopping centre with cinema and amusement park to install the Biodiversity Village. The cube was set on the ground floor in the centre of the gallery, at the fountain, opposite the main entrance.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in BRASOV (RO) – 2010 by Propaganda Consulting
Propaganda Consulting installed their Biodiversity exhibition in Piata Sfatului, the most touristic location in Brasov, where many events take place. The square is always crowded with locals and tourists, both Romanian and foreigners.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in CONSTANTA (RO) – 2010 by Propaganda Consulting
Constanta was chosen by Propaganda Consulting as it’s one of the biggest cities in Romania and also a popular Black Sea resort. There are lots of tourist attractions in Tomis Harbour, on the waterfront – the Casino, the Aquarium, the monument of Mihai Eminescu, the Genovese lighthouse, the Marine Headquarters.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in BUCHAREST (RO) – 2010 by Propaganda Consulting
The Biodiversity exhibition took place in Baneasa Shopping City, a very popular and important shopping mall, situated in the North part of Bucharest. Propaganda Consulting organised some animation days which were very successful with kids.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in BURGAS (BG) – 2010
Biodiversity exhibition took place at Troykata sq., the biggest square in Burgas which is the fourth largest city in the country after Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna. Thousands of people pass through this place.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in SCHEVENINGEN (NL) – 2010 by Berg & Kleijn
Berg & Kleijn succeeded in organizing the event inside the Scheveningen Pier, an outstanding location.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in BUDAPEST (HU) – 2011 by We Love Kreatív Kft
We Love Kreatív Kft organised their 1st Biodiversity exhibition in the Campona Shopping Center in Budapest, a perfect venue for a great number of potential contacts.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in DEBRECEN (HU) – 2011 by We Love Kreatív Kft
A 2nd exhibition was organised by We Love Kreatív Kft in Debrecen, second city in Hungary, which attracted many visitors. Animation days were also organised in the Debrecen Shopping Mall.
Biodiversity EU travelling exhibition in LJUBLJANA (SI) – 2011 by Imago Marketinska Agencija
Imago Marketinska Agencija chose a nice location in a pedestrian street in the centre of Ljubljana. The Kiosk was installed in the New Square, ‘Novi trg’ and the Cube in the Square of French revolution, ‘Trg Francoske revolucije’.
Journée Portes Ouvertes at Brussels – 2010 (May) by PRACSIS
On the occasion of the ‘Journée Portes Ouvertes’ of the European Commission in Brussels (May 2010), Pracsis organised the stand of DG Environment and DG Agri. Over 20 000 visitors showed up.
European Business Awards for the Environment – Awards Ceremony at Brussels - 2010 by PRACSIS
At the prestigious Solvay Library in Brussels, Pracsis organised the bi annual EBAE meeting. On that occasion, Commissioner Janez Potocnik presented the 2010 EBAE awards.