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About Athenora Consulting

Brussels Office Since


Firm Description

Athenora Consulting is a Brussels-based leading independent European public affairs consultancy. We build strategies that help our clients participate to the EU decision-making process at all levels. We deliver tailor-made services:

  • monitoring of our clients’ legislative and regulatory environment
  • building of influential messages and narratives
  • designing with our client the most efficient and creative lobbying strategy to improve their reputation, manage EU issues, and work with stakeholders
  • building and managing large alliances to increase our clients’ influence.

Ownership Structure

Athenora Consulting is an independent company with 2 partners. Stéphane Desselas, Founder and President, and Natacha Clarac, Managing Director.

International Structure

Athenora Consulting has been a member of the Public Relation Global Network since 2007 (PRGN ( Worldwide, the PRGN has more than 40 independent companies working together on cross-border issues.

Key Strengths

We dare to innovate and we endeavour to develop new ideas, strategies, or concepts. We are active in various fields through our 3 branches: Athenora Consulting, Athenora Coaching and Athenora Academy

Number of Public Affairs Consultants


Key Clients

ADEME – CNGTC (Greffiers des Tribunaux de commerce) – EDF- Fondation pour le droit continental – France FINTECH – GRDF – La Poste – MAIF – Unite2Cure – VYV – VINCI-CNR

Thought Leadership

Over the years, we have been developing what we like to call our own “Athenora DNA”. Our core values are transparency, professionalism, and a strong ethical vision. As part of our ethical approach and vision of the democratic process, we developed the idea of a “Government-appointed lobbyists”.

We select our causes, and we deliberately choose not to work for certain sectors. Besides, Athenora Consulting has been supporting several pro bono causes for years.

Dedicated to help businesses finding their way in the EU complex arena, Athenora is known for the books written by its partners on successful EU lobbying sur as “Les règles d’or du lobbying.”

Partners are regular lecturer on lobbying strategies in various universities including SciencePo, ENA, IHEDN, ICP …

Athenora’s team conduct studies and share analysis providing critical intelligence to various organizations.


Testimonials and why clients like to work with us

Confrontation of ideas – strategic advice – human qualities – trust-based long-lasting client relationship

Best in Brussels 2022/23 Report

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