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Germany – Dominik Meier

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De’ge’pol – German Association of Political Consultants – was founded in Berlin on 25th May 2002. De’ge’pol is the first association of professional German-speaking political consultants. Members of the association are active in the fields of Public Affairs, campaign consulting, and policy consulting in various European countries.

They are engaged in agencies, businesses, organizations, parties or independently. Since its formation, the de’ge’pol gradually advanced to an important contact within its line of business and became the leading association for political consultants in Germany. This is shown by the leading role in the development of criteria for quality management for political consultants as well as an increasing presence in the discussion on transparency within the area of political consulting. Furthermore the de’ge’pol is the partner of most important associations for political consultants on the European and international level. Due to these partnerships de’ge’pol takes part in strategic considerations. De’ge’pol is independent, non-partisan, and is exclusively sustained by honorary work. The members’ convention elects the executive committee for a period of three years. Chairman of de’ge’pol since 2002 is Dominik Meier – one of the founders of the association. Dominik Meier graduated in History, Sociology and Theology at the Universities of Freiburg, Germany and Paris, France. Together with Constanze Miller he founded MILLER & MEIER CONSULTING (MMC) in 1997. MMC is one of the leading public affairs consultancy in Berlin with offices in Brussels and Washington. Meier focuses on strategic political consulting and “Lobbying Leadership” as well as on matters relating to ethics, transparency and quality assurance. He also lectures and pub-lishes articles examining these topics on a regular basis. Meier is visiting lecturer of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf as well as member of the advisory board of the Berlin University for Professional Studies (DUW), of the jury of the German political communication award known as Politikaward, and a member of the editorial team of the online journal “Political Science Applied.” He published numerous articles in different European newspapers and books.

For more information visit the de’ge’pol-website.