de'ge'pol - German Association of Political Consultants
A rapidly changing society and an ever increasing internationalisation are placing new demands on the profession of political consulting. An increased professionalism and a new sense of the self-understanding of political consulting are required.
Against this background, the de’ge’pol - German Association of Political Consultants - was founded in Berlin on May 25th, 2002. The 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, organisations, 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 our 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 the most important associations for political consultants on the European and international level, with whom an active intercommunication takes place.
The 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. An advisory council with high-ranking members supports the executive committee with the yearly planning and long-term strategic orientation.