Press release

GOPA Com. – communicating Europe for 25 years


Brussels, 15 December 2022 – Leading Brussels-based communications agency GOPA Com. is proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary, marking a quarter century of providing innovative and effective communication solutions to European Union institutions and other clients in Europe and around the world.

Since its founding in 1997, GOPA Com. has grown from a small team of dedicated professionals to a global agency with offices in Brussels, Alicante, Bucharest and Barcelona, and colleagues working remotely from every corner of Europe and from Canada, Abu Dhabi, and Latin America. We are also pleased to announce that we have recently opened a new office in Madrid, Spain, which will allow us to better serve our clients in the region and expand our presence in Europe.

One of the keys to our success has been our commitment to flexibility and adaptability, which has been especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have introduced a range of flexible working options to ensure that our team can continue to provide the highest level of service to our clients, while also prioritising their health and well-being.

Bridging Europeans

“GOPA Com was born from a dream to act as a bridge between the European institutions and the millions of citizens in Europe and around the world that are impacted by European Union policy. Our company and the EU have grown side by side. Since the company was created in 1997, the European Union has expanded from 15 to its current 27 Member States and our company has supported it on its path of expansion with impactful and effective communications”, said Claudia Ackermann, Managing Director.

“From our origins as a small agency, we have grown into a force to be reckoned with in the communication of European affairs, without forgetting where we come from. At GOPA Com. we leverage the latest communications trends and technologies to ensure that our clients have access to the best channels to reach their audience,” said GOPA Com. Managing Director Antoine Rivet. “Over the past 25 years, we have built a talented and dedicated team, and I am confident that we will continue to grow and thrive in the years to come”, he added.

Far-reaching communications campaigns implemented by the GOPA Com. team have had a lasting impact on public awareness about the EU’s work in a number of key sectors, including but not limited to the green and digital transitions, sustainable development, taxation and banking regulation, participatory democracy, cybersecurity and space.

We are conscious of the environment we live in and want to contribute to the sustainable development of our communities. We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and so we are ISO 14001 certified for environmental management and have a policy and guidelines in place to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment. We are also compensating for our CO2 emissions, as our CO2 certificate proves and are committed to further reducing our carbon footprint and operating in a sustainable and responsible manner.

“Working at GOPA Com. has been a wonderful experience”, said Valerie Braeken a colleague who has been with the company for 25 years. “I am proud of all that we have accomplished, and I believe we have made a real impact in communicating the EU to European citizens, translating complex policy messages into a language that EU every citizen can understand.”

We would like to thank our clients and partners for their support over the past 25 years, and we look forward to continuing to work together in the coming years to implement impactful communications campaigns and achieve our common goals.

About GOPA Com.

GOPA Com. is a global communication agency specialised in European affairs. We are part of the German GOPA Consulting Group and build on a DNA that is dedicated to bringing virtuous change to communities globally.

Our diverse and multi-lingual team of professionals combines youthful dynamism with mature insight to provide effective communications campaigns and products that deliver results. With 90 staff covering 20 nationalities, we are a truly international team with a global outlook.

As a leading insight partner for the European Institutions, we put our nuanced understanding of the European political context to good use in providing effective strategies that achieve our clients’ communication goals.

We are also conscious of the responsibility the European Union entrusts us with as their contractor and thrive to design impactful solutions worth the investment of tax payers’ money at all times.

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