About Political Intelligence
Brussels Office Since1997
PI Brussels has built up over 25 years of lobbying experience. But don’t just take our word for it – the proof is in the longevity of our client relationships, where we become both trusted advisors and an integral part of their own team. All of our activities are targeted towards our clients’ business objectives and we abide by strict ethical standards which guarantee the transparent, professional representation of our clients’ interests.
Our success is built on our people, which is why we strongly encourage all our team members to take responsibility, be creative and challenge the status quo. We have a horizontal hierarchy, which focuses on sharing leadership, allowing for equal opportunity between colleagues.
Decreasing our environmental footprint has been an ongoing process and remains a crucial objective of PI: we partner with CO2 Logic to obtain the CO2 neutral certification that we proudly hold since 2018. PI also regularly participates in La Marche Rose, an initiative to increase awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for research.
Political Intelligence Brussels is privately owned and run by its 4 managing partners; Andrea D’Incecco, Isabelle De Vinck, Matti Van Hecke and Agathe van de Plassche.
Political Intelligence is a network of privately-owned companies in key European markets, including Brussels, Madrid, and Lisbon. Our Brussels office provides European, Belgian and Luxemburgish public affairs and communications services. To ensure our clients have the necessary reach to engage with both national and EU institutions, we have developed longstanding and active partnerships with likeminded companies across Europe.
Tech policy is in our DNA – since PI’s founding, digital and ICT policy has been our core business. We have over 25 years of expertise supporting innovative businesses at European level. Since then we have developed strengths in other areas due to the rapid digitalisation of the economy, whether that be e-commerce or AI. We also branched out into a wide range of other sectors such as tourism, energy, transport and mobility, sustainability, health, and food.
Our services range from monitoring and analysis, strategic advice, advocacy and engagement support, reputation building and visibility raising, to association and coalition management with a focus on community building.
In recent years we have also grown an impressive team of Communications Consultants who offer an alternate set of expertise in relation to policy comms within the European bubble, including message development, event support, building journalist relations, reactive media relations and proactive outreach.
Number of Public Affairs Consultants34
Thought LeadershipOur vision is one of transparency and best practice where our teams abide by ethical standards which guarantee a transparent and professional representation of our client’s interest. But we also want to ‘walk the talk’ and actively participate. Isabelle has been the chairwoman of EPACA for two years, working to contribute to improving the professional standards of Public Affairs in Brussels
Testimonials and why clients like to work with us
“The PI team are serious in the work they do; put simply, they know their stuff and are not afraid to give their honest professional opinions (even when that does not match your own). While undoubtedly the PI team are high specialised in digital policy, their diverse backgrounds add an extra insight into the work they bring, as does their willingness to go that extra mile for their clients. However, most striking about working with Political Intelligence is their attitude; there is no request too demanding, and their service always comes with a smile, which has led to our continued collaboration for over a decade.”
Georgios Mavros, Public Policy & Government Relations EMEA at Google