acumen public affairs
WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.
WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
400,000€ - 499,999€
Lobbyists declared: 15.5 FTE (23)
WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 21
Meetings with European Commission: 1
Lobbying costs over the years:
acumen public affairs
Registration on EU Transparency Register
Goals / Remit
acumen public affairs is an independent consultancy set up in 2010 to combine the very best of big agency experience with hands-on senior support. Founding partners Elaine Cruikshanks, Abigail Jones and Giles Keane have an unrivalled track record in public affairs and strategic communications gained over more than 50 years of working for corporations, governments, trade associations, NGOs and international institutions in Brussels, Geneva, at Member State levels and beyond.
acumen public affairs' philosophy is to provide clients with value adding strategic counsel and high quality execution – by the same people. When we commit to an assignment, this means personal supervision and implementation by Acumen partners from beginning to end. That way we can ensure that we deliver results and surpass expectations – and do so at competitive prices that only an independent agency can offer.
acumen public affairs believes in the power of taking an integrated approach to advocacy and communication to achieve outcomes that have a tangible impact on business performance. We have a track record of developing winning strategies that are sustainable, by identifying a confluence of interest among key stakeholders. In other words, we are skilled at squaring the circle between the private and public sectors and ordinary citizens by addressing the human aspects of issues in a regulatory or business context.
CAP Reform, Circular Economy, Clinical Trials, Copyright, Cybersecurity Strategy, Data Package, Digital single market, F-Gas Regulation, GDPR, MIFs Regulation, MIFID, Novel Foods, Orphan Medicines Regulation, Paediatric Medicines, Payment Services Directive, Pharmacovigilance, Platform regulation, REACH, SPCs, Social Policy, Transport Policy, Unitary Patent, Veterinary Medicines Regulation
Rue de la Loi, 227
Tel: 32 2 669 16 00
Lobbyists with EP accreditation
Person in charge of EU relations
Person with legal responsibility
British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham)
American European Community Association (AECA)
European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE)
European Public Affairs Consultancies' Association(EPACA)
EurActor by EurActiv
European Centre for Public Affairs (ECPA) knowledge Partner
InternsGoPro / Transparency at work
Procurement from EU institutions
Grants from EU institutions
Total public financing
Other financial information
Clients generating a turnover of 100000-199999 €
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Clients generating a turnover of 50000-99999 €
ECOO - European Council of Optometry and Optics
Clients generating a turnover of 25000-49999 €
Public Libraries 2020
Novartis International AG
Clients generating a turnover of 10000-24999 €
Terravia (now Corbion)
Clients generating a turnover of 0-9999 €
Toy Industries of Europe
FEANTSA - European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless
EFAB - European Forum Against Blindness
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Expert groups (European Commission)
Intergroups (European Parliament)
Industry forums (European Parliament)
Meetings with European Commission1 meetings found.
The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.
- 03 Jun 2015 - Director-General Robert Madelin - New College and Better Regulation (DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology)