Client Success

Client success

  • The Biodiversity Challenge

    Embedding biodiversity concerns into decision-making bodies that are responsible for creating change is essential to preserve the biodiversity we have left. Within the context of sustainability and the current developments that co...

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  • Your Europe, Your Say 2019

    Your Europe, Your Say 2019 took place from 21st until 22nd March 2019 at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels. The EESC welcomed 102 students and 36 teachers from all 28 EU Member States and the five EU ca...

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  • Fair Taxation – Seminars 2018

    With its ambitious agenda to work towards growth, boosting investments and deepening the integration of economies, the European Commission aims at meeting demands for social justice and economic growth also through fair and ad...

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  • EEA & Norway Grants

    Together with our partner, The British Council, Prospex supports EEA & Norway Grants in their successful interaction with Beneficiary States EEA & Norway Grants are established for 5 year periods and are targeted towards r...

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  • The European Validation Festival

    Two questions were at the heart of the first European Validation Festival: how can you land your dream job? And how can the skills you learn along the way be formally recognised? More than 250 stakeholders working in education and...

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  • Making public procurement work better

    Prospex co-designed and moderated the conference Joining forces in public procurement to power investment, which took place on 7 December 2017. This event was the first step towards establishing a strong partnership between a vari...

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  • Initiating a public dialogue on environmental protection in the context of TTIP negotiations

    The European Parliament, in a joint initiative with the European Commission Directorate General for Environment, has initiated a research project on the environmental impacts of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership...

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  • Education, Training & Youth Forum 2016: building bridges between the world of education and the job market

    “Connecting Education, the Labour Market and Society” was the key ambition of the 5th European Education, Training and Youth Forum, which took place from 19 until 21 October 2016. For the design and facilitation of the Forum, ...

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  • Facilitating Stakeholder-Science engagement in Toledo: innovative responses to climate change in Iberia

    On 29-30 September, Prospex facilitated a workshop for the IMPRESSIONS project (link) in Toledo, leading the dialogue between the project team and the Spanish and Portuguese stakeholders, representing different sectors (e.g. water...

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  • Stakeholder consultations for the European Respiratory Society (ERS)

    As a result of the 2013 – 2018 Strategy, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) has undergone substantial changes, as it evolved into a global organisation with an ever-expanding membership. In light of these transformations...

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  • InnovEIT Forum 2015

    The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) hosted its Innovation Forum, InnovEIT 2015, from 5 to 7 May in Budapest, Hungary. Some 600 stakeholders gathered at the Forum: entrepreneurs, researchers, business leaders,...

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  • Stakeholder Integrated Research: STIR

    Prospex authors publish state-of-the art approach Involving stakeholders in research needs to be more than ticking boxes. It has the potential to make research more salient, useful and ultimately impactful for society, economy and...

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  • OECD international forum on open government

    At OECD in Paris, Prospex calls for showcasing engagement with citizens At the OECD 2014 Open Government Conference in Paris, Prospex’s managing director Dr. Marc Gramberger addressed the audience with a call for governments to ...

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  • European education, training & youth forum 2014

    30 policy proposals towards a new EU agenda for education, training and youth Where should education policy in Europe be heading? To answer this question, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (...

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  • How to make Europe sustainable by 2050?

    The European Environment Agency explores transitions to reach environmental vision The Environment Action Programme of the European Union is guided by the overall vision that “In 2050, we live well, within the planet’s ecologi...

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  • Challenges ahead for islands!

    Prospex helped UNEP identify Emerging issues for Small Island Developing States Islands beware – At the World Environment Day on 5 June 2014 in Barbados, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) presented key emerg...

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  • End of the Road?

    The EU funded BEWATER project has been recently launched for the Mediterranean region, involving 12 partner institutions from 11 different countries. The project will promote participatory processes engaging scientists and society...

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  • Helping Europeans Find a Job

    One of the legacies of the European project is the single market and the expanding trade in goods and services between Member States. Labour mobility however, has not undergone a similar transformation and the vast majority of EU ...

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  • Education in Europe

    The education sector in Europe is experiencing rapid change. Student profiles are changing with retired people and professionals wanting to learn new skills. Increased mobility in Europe means people need their qualifications reco...

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  • Some like it hot!

    Global temperatures are rising. Most experts believe that we can avoid severe impacts if the temperature stays below a 2°C rise. This is a position recognised by the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. However, humanity ...

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  • Launching the Gender Equality Index

    Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the EU enshrined in the Treaties. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) works closely with Member States to promote gender mainstreaming, prevent gender-based vi...

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  • Stakeholder Survey

    The European Police College (CEPOL) was established in 2005 to provide state of the art training and education in law enforcement. CEPOL brings together senior police officers from across Europe for training activities and researc...

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  • Ecosystem Science for Policy and Practice

    OPERAs (Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications) is a collaborative pan-European project, funded under the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme. It aims to bridge the gap between ecosystem science and p...

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  • Tackling Global Food Security

    One of the biggest challenges facing global societies is the persistence of hunger and food insecurity. The global food system is under increasing pressure from population growth, unequal income distribution, natural resource cons...

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  • Closer Customer and Supplier Relationships through Negotiation Excellence

    SAPPI is a global leader in the paper & pulp industry with its European headquarters in Brussels. SAPPI implemented strategic changes across the organisation with a key element of the change being a focus on building closer cu...

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  • Finding Agreements with Unions on Tough Business Restructuring

    The need for tough restructuring is what companies may face from time to time and what unions and employee councils often oppose radically. In this industrial case, the stakes were high. Prospex helped the client to develop a comp...

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  • Optimising Airport Coordination

    As part of an ambitious capacity development programme, The Brussels Airport Company (TBAC) requested Prospex develop a set of training modules to increase the negotiation and conflict resolution skills of their staff. A key focu...

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  • Striking a Balance in a Delicate Context

    The European Patent Office (EPO) is a large European institution with offices in The Hague and Munich. EPO asked Prospex to develop a training trajectory to enhance the collaboration and negotiation capacities for their senior sta...

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  • Capacity Boost for Working with EU Decision-Making

    Decision-making at the EU level is a complex process with many actors involved. The European headquarters of Public Affairs at Novartis, a world leader in the health industry, worked with Prospex to boost their negotiation capacit...

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  • Developing Internal Cooperation at Toyota

    As a world company active across the planet, Toyota is renowned for its efficient production and management practices. Working with Prospex, Toyota has addressed the efficiency of its internal cooperation through the capacity buil...

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  • Improving Internal Collaboration with Negotiation Skills

    A world leader in chemical production, BASF sees internal collaboration between its multi-layered units as crucial for business success. Focusing on this challenge, Prospex designed and delivered a highly interactive and practical...

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  • Early Contractor Involvement in International Maritime Construction

    Projects in maritime construction are huge and cost intensive endeavours: the terms of reference for these projects often cover literally thousands of pages. Prospex was called in by the main parties to address a main challenge: p...

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  • Working with Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians on the Future of Water in the Middle East

    Water is a key issue in the conflict between Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians in the Middle East. In a series of events over several years, Prospex worked directly with high-level stakeholders from all sides, bringing them in...

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  • Managing Internal Conflict at a Global Finance Institution

    Under difficult market and societal conditions, the players in the financial industry are under heavy pressure to produce results. The pressure can quickly lead to strong internal frictions and open conflict within and between tea...

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  • Assessing Climate Change Adaption

    CLIMSAVE (Climate Change Integrated Assessment Methodology for Cross-Sectoral Adaptation and Vulnerability in Europe) is a pan-European project, funded under the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme. The aim is to devel...

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  • Linking up Research Communities

    Keeping close to R&D developments is a necessity for all high tech, technology-based companies – for this international business client, Prospex supported the development of cooperative networks with key research players...

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  • Capacity Building for Heads of Environment Protection Agencies

    National Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) have an increasingly important role in providing information and advice to governments. The European Environment Agency helped to set up a network of the EPAs in the European Union,...

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  • Network for Citizens as Partners in Mongolia

    On the back of an initiative by the Mongolian Foundation for Open Society (Soros Foundation) and with the support of the UNDP’s Project on Parliament Strengthening, Prospex was engaged in Mongolia to advise and conduct a series ...

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  • Network for Water Management Risk Reduction

    The Flemish Environmental Agency (VMM) is responsible for water management in this Belgian region. Together with Prospex, VMM looks into the future to assess the flooding risks in Flanders in view of the future of land use. VMM en...

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  • Setting International Standards for the Natural Stones Sector

    Natural stones products require much physical and low-cost work in the production process in developing countries. Reports of child labour and adverse working conditions on the ground have spun a myriad of initiatives and labels i...

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  • Building Networks in Maritime Construction

    Building new islands, expanding airports and harbours: maritime construction has developed into a highly complex business. Prospex worked with the international maritime construction industry to create sustainable collaborative ne...

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  • Team Building at the European Youth Forum

    In associations, effective internal cooperation is essential in order to get members actively involved in achieving shared objectives. The European Youth Forum (EYF) is an organisation funded by the European Commission to promote ...

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  • Protecting Designs with Stakeholders

    Protecting designs is a specifically challenging task within the area of Intellectual Property Rights. Charged with this task for the European Union, the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) reaches out to design...

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  • Enterprise Europe Conference Receives Input from 900 Participants

    900 participants in one physical place actively participating? Yes was the answer from the team of the Enterprise Europe Network – an initiative of the European Commission to help small business make the most of Europe‘s m...

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  • Towards a Green EU Common Agricultural Policy

    Assessing the environmental implications of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms, the European Environment Agency (EEA) launched the Green CAP project. The EEA invited Prospex to design a workshop process for key stakeh...

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  • From Past Floods to Efficient Risk Management in the Future

    Commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the last great floods of Paris, the French Public Authority charged with Water Management of the Seine held the PREVIRISQ conference on flood resilient cities. Prospex facilitated this lar...

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  • Driving into an Eco-Friendly Future

    The Flemish Government’s Department of Environment, Nature and Energy striving to improve the eco-score, assessed the feasibility of introducing electric and plug-in vehicles to the Government’s fleet. The project approach...

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  • World-Leading Companies Visioning Net-Zero Energy Consumption

    Transforming the construction market towards sustainable development is the goal of a series of leading companies joined in the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD): among them Lafarge, UTC, Kansai, Sonae Sier...

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  • Vision Slovenia: Shaping the Country’s Future

    Vision Slovenia is a landmark project for creating a vision for society. Prospex helped the Slovenian Government to develop, through a multi-stakeholder process, a shared vision on how the country could not just become a member of...

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  • Developing Shared Visions for Future Land Use in Europe

    VOLANTE (Visions of Land Use Transitions in Europe) aims to provide European policy and land management with a set of visions on the desired land use of the future shared between stakeholders across sectors. As a key partner in th...

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  • Ensuring Safety in the Skies

    Lufthansa took the initiative to host a workshop on the preparedness of pandemics in the civil aviation industry, working with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). Together with Prospex, a panel of experts gathered in Budapest repr...

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  • Technology Roadmaps for Greener Energy

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) is the international organisation producing policy recommendations and assessments on energy. Its key papers are technology roadmaps, assessments on new trends and technology associated with e...

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  • SCENES: Roadmapping Water Strategies & Policies in Europe

    Charting the future of Europe‘s waters, the European Union‘s SCENES project aimed at specifying long-term planning for policy-making. The future of Europe‘s waters are subject to many important environmental, social, politic...

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  • Enlarging Strategic Capacity for Telecommunications in the Gulf

    In the high-speed and technology-oriented telecom market, players are tempted to limit themselves to tactics for making business decisions. Working with Prospex consultants, Qatar Telecom (now Ooredoo) strengthened its capacity fo...

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  • Developing UNEP’s Science Strategy

    With the creation of the Office of the Chief Scientist, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) gave science a new importance for the development and implementation of its policies and activities. Prospex helped UNEP to crea...

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  • The UN’s Rio+20 Conference: Identifying Emerging Issues

    Creating a keynote input to the UN Rio+20 process, the United Nation‘s Chief Scientist, Prof. Joseph Alcamo, established a foresight process to identify the top emerging issues the world needs to focus on. Co-designed and facili...

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  • Charting the Health Markets of Tomorrow

    As a major international biopharma player, UCB wants to continue leading the treatment for diseases like epilepsy. Prospex has worked with UCB to help identifying and analysing the emerging issues and trends that will shape the fu...

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  • Foresight to Strategy: World-leading Energy Research Centre

    As a world leading research centre in energy technology, this organisation conducts research in a variety of fields and supplies services and support to the energy industry as well as to national governments and international orga...

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  • Preparing for the Pandemics of the Future

    With already three pandemics in the first 10 years of the 21st century, the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) did not simply want to wait and see until the next one hits us unprepared. Engaging Prospex for a strategic outlook for prep...

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  • Network Engagement for State & Outlook

    Official reporting is important and necessary, yet how to make sure it is useful and links to the needs of those who must use it and provide input? When the European Environment Agency (EEA) decided to reshape their statutory repo...

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  • Setting a Landmark with OECD’s “Citizens as Partners”

    Prospex‘s Marc Gramberger is the author of the official OECD handbook Citizens As Partners. The book has become a landmark publication on the why and how to involve citizens, stakeholders and interest groups in policy-making ...

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  • Joining-up for Fundamental Rights

    Fundamental rights in the European Union (EU) should be enjoyed by all citizens. However, there is often a disconnect between the fundamental rights conventions ratified by Heads of State in Brussels and the actual experiences of ...

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  • African-EU cooperation for value from Waste

    The joint Africa Union and European Union initiative exploring solid waste as a resource, seeks to establish a joint research and innovation agenda on waste management. This initiative is to increase understanding on the resource ...

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  • EURECA – the Future of Agriculture and Protected Areas

    What are hidden trends and developments for the future of agriculture and protected areas in Europe? The European Environment Agency asked Prospex to conduct two innovative Spotmeters – Food for Thought and Natura2morrow ...

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  • Strategising for Vaccines against Upcoming Health Threats

    International vaccine production for pandemics is a difficult and complex challenge yet remains of vital importance for protecting societies. Prospex helped one of the global leaders in vaccine production, GSK Vaccines, in scannin...

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