Training on the decision-making process in the European Union


“I evaluate the training very positively. The presented topics provided me with the opportunity to organize my existing knowledge in the field of European Union law. The training location was very favorable for communication, and the intimate atmosphere throughout the training actively encouraged asking questions and clarifying any uncertainties”Polska Federacja Producentów Żywności Związek Pracodawców.

“Congratulations on a highly successful training. The presentation was excellent, comprehensive in content, and delivered in an accessible language. I haven’t had the opportunity to participate in such a perfect training for a long time. Thank you”PlasticsEurope Poland.


Join us for a training session delving into the intricacies of the European Union’s decision-making process, where we demystify the mechanisms shaping the policies that impact millions. 

We announce that registrations are open for the upcoming training session, which will take place on
June 20th, 2024!

Do you want to know more? Contact us at the following address:


DATE: June 20th, 2024
VENUE: Warsaw




Piotr Maciej Kaczyński 
Trainer certified by European institutions

Piotr Maciej Kaczyński – trainer certified by European institutions; he coached, among others, more than 1,500 officials and parliamentary assistants in EU institutions (Commission, Parliament, Council, specialised agencies), including public administration officials in Bulgaria ahead of the country’s presidency of the Council of the EU (2018). Topics of trainings in EU institutions include: legislation in the EU, ordinary and extraordinary procedures of lawmaking, including trilogue simulations, introduction to the institutions of the European Union, preparation of amendments in the European Parliament, Parliament’s rules of procedure, better regulation, relations between the European Commission and the European Parliament, the authority of the European Parliament, public policies of the European Union, the functioning of the Council of the European Union and running a working group of the Council, simulation of inter-institutional negotiations (trilogues) and others. He also trained representatives of companies (both in Warsaw and Brussels), NGOs, politicians, and the media on a wide range of subjects related to the EU, cooperating at the same time also with KPMG and the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, to name a few. Partners include/included the European Commission – Representation in Warsaw, European Parliament – Representation in Poland, the Batory Foundation, the Center for Citizenship Education (Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej), Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation, the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation, We the Citizens of the EU Foundation (Fundacja My Obywatele UE), VoteWatch (Brussels), ENOP (Brussels) and others.

Piotr Maciej Kaczyński is also a journalist and columnist (, Gazeta Wyborcza,, Balkan Insight and others), an expert at the Bronislaw Geremek Foundation in Warsaw, and an associate at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (since 2014). In the past, he was an analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw (2004-7), a researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels (2007-12) and an advisor to the European Parliament (2012-14).

Agata Boutanos
Strategic communications the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP)

Agata Boutanos specialises in strategic communications consulting to members of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) and is responsible for the activities of the Representation to the European Union in Brussels. Over the course of fifteen years working in the European environment, she has been involved in determining the impact of policies on business and translating the needs of market entities into effective communication campaigns.

Prior to joining the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, she built the Public Affairs team in Poland and Europe for Tauron Polska Energia (TPE), to later become the company’s representative in Brussels as Head of International and Government Affairs. On behalf of TPE, she was responsible for the strategic communications of the Polish Electricity Committee in Brussels.

Since 2008, Agata has worked with EU institutions and in the private sector, including CEC Government Relations, where she led the Energy and Environment practice, Energy Partner of the Polish Economic Congress Foundation at the Employers of Poland, and at Dow Corning as European Government Affairs Associate in Brussels.

She was an active member of Eurelectric, AmCham EU, AmCham BE, European Chemical Industry Council, European Photovoltaics Industry Association, EUFORES, Lighting Europe and European Photonics Industry Consortium. She holds academic degrees in international relations, journalism, and EU law.



  1. Explore the European Union's decision-making process, gaining an essential understanding of its institutions, mechanisms, and key players.
  2. Learn the art of strategic insight, crucial for effectively navigating EU decision-making through anticipation, understanding, and adept stakeholder management.
  3. Discover practical implementation strategies, including building networks, fostering collaboration, and mastering communication channels within the EU decision-making context. 
  4. Engage in hands-on learning with real case studies, delve into role-building, external stakeholder collaboration, and effective tools for presenting solutions in EU decision-making scenarios.



9:15-9:30 Welcome coffee and tea

9:30-11:00 Introduction to the decision-making process in the European Union

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Decision-making process in the European Union part 2

12:30-14:00 Lunch with a special guest

14:15-15:00 Tools and examples of influence

15:15-17:00 Case study and group work