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Program of the 15. BPW European Conference Zurich16
Sept. 30 2016 - Oct. 2 2016 - University of Zurich - adress and map here

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Miette Dechelle

Workshop Moderator
BPW EU Policy Advisor 2015-2016
Title of the workshop: "How to lobby and get in contact with your MEP?"

Miette Dechelle was nominated with Susana Binder ‘BPW Europe Policy Advisor’ in May 2015 at the BPW Presidents meeting in Brussels for one year mandate. The proposed workshop on ‘How to lobby and get in contact with your MEP’ is the result of their work and last action of their mandate.
One of their final actions was to draft for BPW Presidents and BPW Members guidance documents on ‘How to lobby and get in contact with your MEP’ and on ‘BPW Europe Code of Conduct’. The workshop is an implementation of the draft guidance documents.

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Miette Dechelle has an European background, she studied and worked in France, UK, Italy and now in Belgium. Graduated in Lettres Modernes at the University of Perpignan (France), she hold a Master Degree in Cultural Identities Studies from the University of St Andrews (UK) and an equivalent Advanced Diploma in European Economics, Law and Politics from the European College of Parma (Italy). Her prior work experiences were at the Europe Direct Emilia-Romagna, EU Information and Communication Centre and Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna Region (Bologna, Italy) and at the European Parliament. She also worked on an European project at the Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Catalanes in Mont-Louis, France.
In her every day work, Miette Dechelle is Public Affairs Manager for an European Trade Association called UEPG – The European Aggregates Association, in Brussels, Belgium.
The core of her work is to represent the association members – their views, expertise and good practices - to EU institutions, and the converse – to monitor and report EU policies back to the members – offering guidance and support for implementation of EU legislations at National and Company level.
She is an experienced professional in public affairs. Seasoned networker with developed range of contacts, including key decision-makers in Brussels, from the European Commission, European Parliament, Committee of the Regions, National and Regional Permanent Representations, to Trade and Trade Unions Associations, NGOs and Academia, She also gained Know-how on the increase of the visibility of the sector's activities and promotion of European, National and Local good practices.
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Miette Dechelle is an active Member of BPW since 2009. Former Young BPW Representative and Member of the European Coordination Committee in 2011-2014, she received in 2012 the Young BPW Europe La Spezia Cup 2012 Award for her work and commitment toward BPW. She is now BPW Brussels Vice-President.
She also performed interviews since 2015 on ‘Women in EU Politics’ on Astute Radio, online radio based in UK.