Executive Master European Public Affairs and Communication

Years of existence
An alumni network of more than 440 professionals
Employability rate

Key Advantages


A network of 15 professional speakers active in EU Public Affairs and Communication, plus alumni including more than 400 professionals.


Teaching and Active Learning

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


Traineeship offers

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


An Adapted Timetable

An adapted timetable based on some evenings a week plus some Saturdays, with online and in-person classes.


Calendar 2024/2025

Candidates can enrol in the program via our online process here.

If you are interested in the program but want to know more and/or ask specific question, you can register to our online information session here.

Candidates can send their application files until 23rd of September 2023.

For those applying for a visa, we recommend to send your application files before the 15th of June 2023. We do not guarantee acceptance after this date.

Please note: the group is limited to 25 students, when the maximum is reached, applications are closed.

6pm: Opening of the Academic year of the Executive Master with an introductive session and drinks 

Classes end in June

Final Exam sessions

Meet the Trainers

Antoine Rivet

Managing Director @ GOPA Com

Ljiljana Simic

EU institutional anthropologist, interculturalist

Quentin Ariès

News Researcher @ereb

Nicolas Baygert

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

Geert Stox

Head of Strategy @ ICF Next Bxl

Laura Leprêtre

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

Christopher Malapitan

Creative Facilitator & Trainer

Elena Lyczenyiova

Strategic Thinker / Communications Leader

Eric Maurice

Fondation Robert Schuman, Head of the Brussels office

Paul Shotton

Co-Founder Advocacy Strategy, Owner at Shotton Consulting & Principal Lecturer THUAS

Felix Francotte

Multimedia and Transmedia Storytelling Expert

Laure Wagener

Policy Advisor at Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the Council of The EU

Mark Rogerson

Communications professional and former television journalist

Divin Robert Mahame

EU Communications professional

EPAC Alumni's testimonies

Thanks to EPAC programme, I have deeper understanding of the EU policy making process and lobbying campaigns
Simona Aronica 2022-2023
Communications Manager at Energy Cities NGO
If you’re looking for a programme to start or further your career in EU affairs while working full-time, I highly recommend this one! When I started the Master’s, I was pleasantly surprised by the direct support we got from the coordinators and the approachability of the professors. As the months went by, I gained more and more insight into EU affairs and how to implement effective strategies. By the end of the year, I was equipped with the right skills to make the career switch I wanted – which I successfully did!
Camille Gilissen 2021-2022
Communications officer at the Council of European Municipalities and Regions
Upon my arrival in Brussels in September 2019, it didn’t take me long to get captivated by the European politics and Public Affairs scene, and I immediately knew I wished to pursue a specialized postgraduate course in this domain. The Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication allowed me to broaden my knowledge in Public Affairs and the art of lobbying, and it complemented this skill set with solid theoretical and practical expertise in European communications. The competencies I gained during the programme enabled me to gain my first experience in European communications at a well-known Brussels-based agency, and I am positive it will also contribute throughout my next steps in the European Public Affairs environment.
Pol Aixàs 2020/2022
Project Coordinator at GOPA Com
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: Anne-Laure Armand

Tel: 0032 2 274 28 10

Email: annelaure.armand@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 Leprêtre

Tram : 3/4 Annessens 

Bus : 95 /71 Grand place 

So far there are no restrictions regarding the Covid 19, but we will follow all of the government recommendations should that change. 

You will then be informed of the measures put in place at the school and for classes.