Executive Master European Public Affairs and Communication

Years of existence
An alumni network of more than 307 professionals
Employability rate

Information about COVID-19

On the basis of the standards set by the Belgian government, the Ihecs Academy has made every effort to comply with the health prevention measures related to Covid 19.

We promote distance learning as much as possible. We have the experience and the tools to guarantee a quality pedagogy.

For pedagogical reasons, part of the courses can be given in person. These will be given in optimal conditions to ensure individual and common protection.
For those participants who wish to do so, these face-to-face courses can also be followed at a distance.

We remain at your disposal for any question(s) and thank you for your understanding and support.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones


Key Advantages


A network of 15 professional speakers active in EU Public Affairs and Communication, plus alumni including more than 300 professionals.


Traineeship offers

Possibility to do a traineeship in the organisation of your choice, with our traineeship agreement covering a period from 3 to 6 months.


An Adapted Timetable

An adapted timetable based on a couple of evenings a week ( generally on Monday and Wednesday) plus some Saturdays


Teaching and Active Learning

Teaching in small groups and active learning, combining theory and practice.


Meet the Trainers

Antoine Rivet

Managing Director @ GOPA Com

Ljiljana Simic

EU institutional anthropologist, interculturalist

Daniela Cuciureanu

Financial services

Quentin Galland

Quentin Galland, Hague Corporate Affairs

Martin Todd

Communications/Media Relations Professional

Paul Culley

Speaker on European Affairs

Patrick Vastenaekels

EU Strategic Communications expert

Alan Hardacre

Director of Group Corporate Affairs @ Imperial Brands

Laura Leprêtre

Programme Coordinator of the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication

Eric Maurice

Fondation Robert Schuman, Head of the Brussels office

Eric Van den Abeele

Counsellor, at Permanent Representation of Belgium at the EU

Nicolas Baygert

PhD in Information and Communication at CELSA (Paris IV-Sorbonne) and at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL).

Christopher Malapitan

Creative Facilitator & Trainer

Avi Goldstein

Founder & Director - PATHWAYS Institute for Negotiation Education


Interested in a career in public affairs?


Calendar 2021/2022

Candidates can send their application files until 27 September 2021.

Please note: this Executive Master group is limited to 25 students, so the final closing date for applications may be earlier.

6pm: Opening of the Academic year of the Executive Master- 

Starts 30th of September at 18.15 at IHECS ACADEMY, ROOM GC1.

From 23 December 2021 until 10 January 2022.

From 4 April until 18 April 2022

Last class or last exam of the academic year.

EPAC Alumni's testimonies

The practice-oriented approach of the Master’s degree provided me with the right tools for my future career in EU Affairs. It has offered me the possibility to create a good network, which is crucial when one wants to work in EU Affairs.
Thomas Bergmann 2015/2016
MEP Assistant at the EU Parliament
The training won me over with its subject and it met my expectations perfectly: to obtain a background in communication in addition to academic expertise outside the field of communication. My profession being fully linked to institutional communication, developing the concepts of Communication Sciences through the European institution has allowed me to have a neutral approach - because I do not work in the sphere of European institutions - and in at the same time very concrete, which allowed me to make connections with my daily work.
Rodolphe Polis 2019/ 2020
Attaché de presse chez Cabinet de la Ministre de la Défense
The Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication at IHECS Academy provided me with diverse knowledge of EU Affairs, which I’m soon going to turn into a valuable asset for my new position as Project Manager at GOPA Com. It has been an incredible opportunity that brought me closer to working for the EU Institutions, as well as extending my network in the field. Following an intense one-year Executive Master while working full-time was never easy, but I knew that every effort would help me take a step further in making a major change in my career. To those who have a strong passion for communication and public affairs, I highly recommend the Executive Master at IHECS Academy, because it combines very well the theory with practice! In fact, there is much more practice than theory, thanks to many interactive sessions, seminars and case studies that challenge you to advocate for policy issues that are relevant for both the EU and its citizens.
Andreea Udrea 2018/2019
Project Manager @GopaCom
This programme allowed me to meet teachers who are also professionals in communication and European Affairs in Brussels. Thanks to their sharing of knowledge and their availability, I was able to deepen my knowledge of a sector in which I still work today.
Julien Joxe 2010/2011
Agenor Agency
This Executive Master brought me a deeper knowledge of European policies and a better understanding of how European communication works. It also gave me the chance to improve my practical skills in communication. Now I work as a communication officer at VOICE, a network that represents NGOs working in Humanitarian Aid.
Roberta Fadda 2016/2017



Rue des Grands Carmes 27, 2nd floor

B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Executive Masters Assistant

Name: Rachel Van de Walle

Tel: 0032 2 274 28 10

Email: info@ihecs-academy.be

Programme Coordinator

Name: Laura Leprêtre

Tel: 0032 2 274 28 11

Email: laura.lepretre@galilee.be

Office hours :

From Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6pm 

Meeting with the coordinator: 

Please ask for an appointment by email to laura.lepretre@galilee.be

Tram : 3/4 Annessens 

Bus : 95 /71 Grand place