The integration of issues from the professional world of political and public communication is crucial for Protagoras, in order to produce research and events that reflect the realities of the sector. 

In order to be rooted in current communication issues, Protagoras has forged several partnerships with communication agencies and professional organizations of communicators. 

Corporate Partners

Ogilvy Social.Lab (OSL) is a full-service advertising agency headquartered in Brussels’ WPP Campus. As part of the international Ogilvy network, their operations span four continents with over 15 nationalities.  Their experts in Public Relations, Consulting, Advertising, Health, and Experience work fluidly across 131 offices in 93 countries.

They specialize in designing and developing strategically impactful content strategies and creative work, and combine this creative capability with both a large Media expertise and a Social Community Management team that has experience in large panEuropean and global assignments.

akkanto is an independent communication consultancy that combines strategic advice with high quality, effective implementation. Based in Brussels and Paris, their services span a wide range of communication expertise, including reputation management, guidance with strategic planning, internal and external corporate communications, support in managing change, financial communications, public affairs, marketing, crisis communications, media relations and training.

ICF Next is a communication and marketing consulting agency based in the United States. In Brussels, the agency is particularly active in support of the European Institutions for their various public communication campaigns.

ICF Next is a structural partner of Protagoras. The two structures collaborate in particular on the organisation of events for professionals as well as on the writing of research reports on European political and public communication issues.

GOPA Com is a Brussels-based European public communication agency that advises political institutions and organisations in their political and public communication campaigns.

GOPA Com and Protagoras regularly collaborate on the organisation of Masterclasses or professional events. GOPA Com has been a structural partner of the laboratory for many years.

Arctik is a public relations and communication consultancy specialising in European affairs and environmental communication.

The EAPC is a European association of consultants and policy advisors, founded in 1996.