Public Affairs and Communications

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Public Affairs

Public affairs and communication are a vital part of project success. At Proximo we help you build the best strategies to make sure that your message is being heard.

Positioning is everything - EU funding and its legislative environment offer both opportunities and threats – working with Proximo ensures foresight and commitment to succeed. We master the EU funding process and procedures, we are creative and solution oriented and we will work together with you to identify specific goals, timings and desired outcomes over the medium to long term.

In addition to our own team, we work with an extensive network of PA and PR organizations to implement tailored communication campaigns and to develop position papers and materials best suited to your needs.

Our Support Areas

  • Early intelligence to develop the most appropriate response strategy and advocacy plan.
  • Guidance through the funding process, translating complex issues into clear and concise messages.
  • Engagement with key decision makers and opinion leaders to raise awareness about your areas of interest.
  • Insights on policy-makers and other stakeholders’ positions on any specific legislation.

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Communications and Public Relations

Reputation and profile-building are key to create a favourable point of view among external and internal stakeholders on which an organisation depends.

Proximo designs and runs fully-integrated communication campaigns to convey your message to EU funding programs and/or to get it through across your own organisation.

What Proximo can do for you:

  • Identifying and creating events to deliver your messages
  • Engaging with the most influent stakeholders
  • Building up alliances to achieve your objectives.
  • Developing key messages matched to your target audience.
  • Developing marketing materials, including websites, brochures, infographics and social media campaigns.
  • Designing and conducting reputation audits.

Association Management

Proximo works with clients to create new platforms and associations or to manage existing ones.

Our support areas include

  • Initial establishment of new platforms and associations
  • Secretariat and representation in Belgrade and relevant MAs
  • Operational and administrative support
  • Event management
  • Communication, media, and PR
  • Website design and management

Proximo Breakfast Briefings

Proximo organises regular breakfast briefings on key EU funding topics in joint cooperation with the MAs and high level representatives from public sector and organizations.

Some examples include

  • EU IPA III and WB public and civil sector dialogue: where we address the role and opportunities for the sectors in the new Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA III).
  • INTERREG Funds Breakfast Briefings: the objective of these sessions is to discuss opportunities for the WB public and civil sector under the new Regional Development and Cohesion Policy in the context of the future programming period 2021-2027.
  • Future of EU Communications – where we discuss how to use the latest communication tools for European communications campaigns. The briefings explore topics such as how to connect with the right audiences and how to promote your EU project.

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