Our services

Lysios offers a full range of services to its clients, in Paris as well as in Brussels, defining and meeting their needs in the following areas of expertise: political, legislative and regulatory monitoring; strategy consulting in public affairs; lobbying; business development and funding; training and coaching.

MONITORING

  • The political, legislative and regulatory monitoring aims at:
  • Quickly identifying the stakeholders, the decision-processes to consider and the tendencies likely to affect – negatively or positively – a company’s or an organisation’s activity, interest or reputation.
  • Following and analysing the work of the government and Parliament, and that of the independent authorities in Paris and the European institutions in Brussels.
  • Providing our clients with real time updates and regular reports allowing for different reading options, from a brief review to a detailed report.

STRATEGY CONSULTING

  • Lysios works with its clients on defining with them their strategy in terms of institutional relations and lobbying depending on the priorities Lysios has identified with them - so as to:
  • Formulating action plans in the short and mid term
  • Finding the key representatives and if need be other stakeholders with interests that coincide, match or clash
  • Building up statements and position papers for the decision-makers or the influencers
  • Writing a white book presenting the proposals of a company or organisation to the public authorities
  • Making high-quality image studies surveying the decision-makers in order to establish and define lobbying action plans
  • Advising and working with clients for the creation and management of business organisations

LOBBYING

  • Lysios’s lobbying actions with its clients - or on their behalf - aim at steering the decision-makers into running projects that are in keeping with the clients’ interests. The lobbying action also includes public or private stakeholders who do not make final decisions but may have an influence on them. Lobbying is about:
  • Guiding clients through the decision-making processes that are relevant to their activities – bills, decrees or notices, regulatory measures, approvals or authorisations
  • Meeting the decision-makers at the different stages of the decision-making process – (administrative, technical, political stages)
  • Communicating the positions and requests from the clients to the relevant decision-makers
  • Introducing the clients to independent administration authorities and representing them - Autorité de la Concurrence (Competition Authority), Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (Audiovisual Communication Freedom Protection Authority), etc.
  • Meeting the political staff ahead of election campaigns (presidential, legislative or European elections)
  • Introducing and promoting a company or organisation prior to any decision-making process
  • Promoting the institutional image of a company or a CEO and helping them increase their political, administrative, professional and trade-union network.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDING

  • Lysios works with its clients when developing their companies requires the help of public institutions. Lysios’s actions consist in:
  • Searching for public funding opportunities – on a local, national, or European level.
  • Dealing with institutions for:
  • Fundraising and M&A operations
  • Industrial and business establishment
  • Restructuring and Employment Protection Schemes
  • Searching for financial, commercial, or industrial partners
  • Developing economic stakeholders’ visibility prior to business actions

TRAINING AND COACHING

Lysios does lobby training for its clients and guides them through the creation of a “Public affairs” pole within their companies.

Lysios also offers targeted training intended for professionals from the private or public sector who wish to get acquainted with the organisation and complex system of European institutions.

Training 1
“Understanding European Lobbying”

How to take part in the European debate

Context :
In the European Union’s decision-making process, a great number of stakeholders – from institutions or not – can have themselves heard, according to constantly evolving written or unwritten rules and practices.

Objective :
Knowing how tocleverly identify the relevant stakeholders involved, how they can actually intervene and when is a good time to assert their point of view all through the decision-making process.

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Training 2
“European funding”

How to benefit from a funding programme

Context :
The application process involves a common corpus of rules – some of them unwritten- to be followed when responding to a European funding programme call.

Objective :
Presenting an overview of the major existing funding programmes, focusing on “Horizon 2020” (funds for Research and Innovation). Knowing how to identify the most relevant programmes for your project and prepare your response to a call for proposals.

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