Public affairs

“Experience in health industry and work ethics at the heart of our approach”


To play a key role in public debates and push their issues, healthcare providers – industry, medical professions, trade unions, associations – must propose new ideas to reference interlocutors. In-depth knowledge of the European healthcare environment, both from a political and from an administrative perspective, is key to successfully develop your institutional projects.

Nextep specificities in this field

Nextep develops and implements influencing and communication strategies at French, European and international level that are tailored to the health issues of your company thanks to a differentiated high-quality argumentation. Our people rely in particular on an active surveillance of the healthcare industry and acknowledged experience in health economics. The regular contacts that we entertain with healthcare providers as well as our close relationships with the EU and national media and opinion leaders enable us to anticipate, predict and influence the major trends in health business. Our missions can run over longer (guidance over several months) or shorter periods of time (crisis).

Our teams strive to apply the highest levels of ethics, transparency and professionalism. Nextep is a signatory to the charter of the French association of lobbying and public affairs consultancies and commits to respect and promote the good practices and ethical evolutions of the profession.

Type of interventions

  • Preparing and building the strategic influence of a major healthcare company at European and Member State levels including in particular raising team awareness of the role of lobbying, the identification of resources and tools that can be mobilized in-house, team coaching and identification, structuring and supporting the mobilization of the existing institutional network
  • Strategic interventions at EU level regarding the compatibility of the French regulations concerning biomedical analysis laboratories with the principle of freedom of establishment  
  • Organization of a ministerial meeting plan for the president of a non-profit association
  • Development with a group of national industry stakeholders of a platform for proposals on vaccination policies
  • Organization of an international conference France - USA on health innovation, involving high-ranking French and American senior politicians and government officials
  • Organization of a visit to an industrial site of the region, in the presence of elected representatives at European and national level
  • Definition of 2014-2017 political strategy for a union of healthcare professionals including in particular assistance for structuring messages and contacts with governments and citizens