The largest annual meeting point for experts in the field of public communication


EuroPCom, the European Public Communication Conference, is Europe's largest annual gathering of experts in the field of public communication and is jointly organised by the EU institutions. The 14th EuroPCom conference took place on 26 and 27 June 2023 in Brussels and online.

With the next European elections only one year away, EuroPCom 2023 was all about democracy. Under the slogan Communicating Democracy – Communicating Europe, communication experts from the local, regional, national and European level shared their best practices when it comes to successful communication strategies, and discuss how to get voters engaged. They also looked at how disinformation is affecting democracy, and how open data solutions can empower citizens, among many other topical issues!

Meet our speakers

Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen
Director-General of the Directorate-General for Communication, European Commission
Francesco Albinati
Digital Media Coordinator, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
Vasco Alves Cordeiro
President of the European Committee of the Regions
Agnieszka Bartol
Director-General for Communication and Information, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU
Lavinia Bianchi
City Councillor of Civitanova Marche
Petr  Blížkovský
Secretary-General of the European Committee of the Regions
Gianluca Brunetti
Secretary-General, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Alessandra  Cardaci
Lead Partnership Manager, Debating Europe
Michele Cercone
Deputy-Director for Communication, European Committee of the Regions
Kim Covent
Customer Coordinator, Ghent Local Police (Belgium)
Alexander Damiano Ricci
Chief Operating Officer at Bulle Media Podcast Agency and Europod
François Decoster
Mayor of Saint-Omer, France
Aseniya Dimitrova
Project Manager , Euro Advance Association
Gillian Dorner
Deputy Director, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
Jaume Duch Guillot
Director-General for Communication of the European Parliament and its Spokesperson
Andris Gobiņš
Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, President of the European Movement Latvia
Othmar Karas
First Vice-President, European Parliament
Raphaël Kerguenou
Senior Policy Officer at Transparency International EU
Flora Kopelou
Project assistant, Publications Office of the EU
Tugdual Le Lay
Professor SciencesPo Paris and member of the 2022 cohort of the Young Elected Politicans (YEP) programme of the European Committee of the Regions
Jonathan Lundberg
Journalist, author and trainer at Fojo Media Institute
Matteo Maggiore
Director of Communication, European Investment Bank 
Gaia Manco
Head of Service in DG COMM, European Parliament
Fabio Mauri
Director-General at DG MEME
Gregor Mayntz
Chief Correspondent for European Politics, Rheinische Post
Jens Mester
Head of unit, EC COMM
Cristina Nistor-Beuran
Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University
Simona Pronckutė
External expert European Citizens' initiative and board member European Citizens' initiative campaign
Flora Rebello Arduini
Campaigns Director, Ekō
Kristina Reinsalu
PhD, Programme Director of e-Democracy, e-Governance Academy, Estonia
Anna Renkamp
Senior project manager , Bertelsmann Stiftung
Colin Scicluna
Head of Cabinet the Vice President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography, Dubravka Šuica
Anna Słojewska
Lie Detectors Coordinator and EU Correspondent of “Rzeczpospolita”
Krisztina Stump
Head of Unit Combatting Online Disinformation at DG CNECT, European Commission
Laura Sullivan
Executive Director of WeMove Europe
Silke Toenshoff
Head of unit "Events and local dialogues" in the CoR
Jukka Vahti
Project Director, Digital power and democracy, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Laure Van Hauwaert
Executive Director EU Institutions, The Government and Public Sector Practice, WPP