The CONCILIUS Strategy

Successful lobbying means finding a consensus between the public sector, societal concerns and corporate interests. Politicians make decisions on the basis of their level of knowledge and after weighing up diverging arguments.


CONCILIUS ensures that the relevant decision-makers know and understand your company's arguments. We substantiate your justified interest with verifiable facts and information, which we consolidate together with you. In a one-on-one discussion, larger event formats or with targeted argumentation papers, we address decision-makers with your entrepreneurial perspective. We take care that the right people are addressed with the right arguments at the right time in the right manner.

 

How does lobbying work?

Consensual lobbying

Convincing means informing. |The right people with the right arguments.

The demands placed on political lobbying are constantly evolving. Political issues are becoming increasingly complex and require expert knowledge beyond the political level. The prejudices of a critical public equates lobbying for economic interests to automatically mean unfair influence, which several prominent cases seem to confirm. In reality, such lobbying does not work. In a democracy, decisions are based on arguments – the art of good lobbying is to make the argument understandable and to communicate it to the right people at the right time.

A new concept

We have developed a method, based on political and industrial experience and rational analysis techniques, and have extended the classic determinants of politics – power and interest – into the democratic virtues of compromise and consensus.

Together with our clients, we develop effective and assertive strategies providing offers to politics and society. Our concept is not based on enforcement and power, but on the strength of arguments and discussion: consensual lobbying.

Partner, not opponent

Communication in the political and administrative areas can be successful in the medium and long term only when it integrates individual interests into strategies for the common good. Our goal is to make our clients partners of politics. To this end, we create an environment in which our clients can represent their interests to the organized public at eye level.

 


Personal contact

Direct conversation
Discuss your concerns in direct conversations with relevant political and administrative decision-makers, their employees and colleagues.

Ambassador function
Do you want communications with decision-makers, but would like or need to preserve your personnel resources? CONCILIUS communicates your concerns on your behalf.

Background talks
CONCILIUS cultivates direct communications at all political levels. In background talks, by telephone or in person, we clarify the political mood and the willingness to reach a consensus.

Convincing together

Fireside chats
Complex topics can often be represented with greater weight in small groups of interested parties and experts. In fireside chats we bring politicians and companies together to discuss new perspectives.

Parliamentary events
The direct, personal exchange with companies is also in the interest of decision-makers. Parliamentary events enable decision-makers and entrepreneurs to discuss ideas and objections over breakfast or dinner.

Symposiums
Congresses, workshops, conferences. CONCILIUS invites political and administrative decision-makers to information events in order to learn about the concerns, interests and innovative business models of our clients.

Inform and argue

Proven success: The letter
The good old letter – in politics it is still one of the most successful ways to communicate present positions, deliver arguments, represent interests objectively or just to maintain personal contacts.

Argumentation papers
lobbying is above all information and persuasion work. It provides arguments, data and facts that are needed for decision making. We design argumentation papers for decision makers with equally important information and facts about your business model as well as valid arguments for your business concern.

Advantage through knowledge
Our work is always based on a detailed and comprehensive analysis. From study results to legal assessments and professional articles – CONCILIUS develops a well-founded chain of arguments based on analysis results and decades of experience with which we approach decision-makers. Transparent, objective, consensus-oriented.

Additional networks and expertise?

Senior Advisory Board

Our centre of force

The members of the CONCILIUS Senior Advisory Board are an important part of our team. Content expertise, many years of experience and solid relationships of trust in the public sector are key building blocks for successful work in political communications. Our Senior Advisors complement our core team on a project-by-project basis. Having successfully made their way to top positions in industry or in the political-administrative fields, they now provide their expertise to CONCILIUS clients.

The members of our Senior Advisory Board strengthen CONCILIUS across parties in all regions of Germany and at the European level. Their professional qualifications cover all economic sectors and policy fields.

What makes CONCLIUS so special?

USP

Political DNA

CONCILIUS is an original political enterprise – our political DNA consists of actively gained experience in politics and administration

Experience

Our consultants have excellent track records and decades of experience in successfully advising on regulatory issues in nearly every sector of industry

Network Value

Our close-knit, diversified and constantly growing network covers all relevant parties and includes all political and administrative levels

Federal

We understand and cover the interdependencies between the federal levels

We take |it personally

Highest personal commitment by the team and loyalty to the client

Confidential |and effective

CONCILIUS does not have to hide, but we are not more important than our client. We work confidentially, but transparently for our clients and discussion partners

Methodical, |analysis-based approach

We attach great importance to a comprehensible, analysis-based and content- and goal-oriented approach