European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association adopts updated Code of Conduct

Brussels, Thursday 16 March 2017 — Today, the European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association held its Annual General Meeting and unanimously adopted an updated version of its Code of Conduct.

The EPACA Code of Conduct is the benchmark for other European codes on public affairs and interest representation, in both Brussels and member states. It regulates EPACA members’ conduct towards other stakeholder, and emphasises transparency.

Karl Isaksson, Chairman of EPACA, says: We regularly update our Code of Conduct. This time, it is a substantial revision as we have added a number of requirements. The Code now makes it an obligation for all members to sign up diligently to the Transparency Register, and binds us to refuse assignments from clients who request us not to abide by the EU transparency regime.

Hecontinues: The new and improved Code of Conduct is a statement that EPACA and its members take transparency, and our role as stakeholders in European policy making, very seriously. Being an EPACA member should be synonymous with the highest-quality conduct.

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For media inquiries please contact:

EPACA Secretariat: +32 2 230 08 14,

Karl Isaksson, Chairman, +32 496 97 42 34,


EPACA – The European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association – is the representative trade body for public affairs consultancies working with EU institutions. It was launched in January 2005, following a process of consultation among all signatories of a professional Code of Conduct. The Code had been maintained and updated since by our members, and is the basis for all such codes in the EU affairs marketplace.

For more information, please visit Epaca/code-of-conduct