UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


Masterclass: Agenda setting in the EU

16 October 2023

Masterclass: Agenda setting in the EU: How is the next European agenda shaped? Krisztina Zálnoky, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability (open to EISPS students)


Agenda setting in the EU: How is the next European agenda shaped? A masterclass with Krisztina Zálnoky, Senior Research Project Manager, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


About the masterclass:


The current European Parliament and European Commission are coming to the end of their terms in June and October 2024, respectively. As they finalise their legacies, we are also looking ahead towards what the priorities for the next 5 years will be. This masterclass explores how Europe’s next agenda is formed, with a particular focus on climate policy, in the context of multiple crises and a rapidly shifting geopolitical landscape.


You will get an overview of agenda setting in the EU and the political rhythm of the upcoming changes. You will find out how agenda setting works in the field of climate policy works in practice. In an interactive exercise you will simulate how different actors engage with policymakers in an effort to shape the EU’s new agenda. There will also be time for a Q&A on careers in European policy.


About the speaker:


Krisztina Zálnoky is Senior Research Project Manager in the Europe office of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Prior to joining CISL, Krisztina worked at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission and completed internships at the UNICEF Hungarian Committee and the U.S. Commercial Service in Hungary. She gained experience in the private sector, working as an analyst at KPMG on projects related to the Common Agricultural Policy. Krisztina studied International Relations with a specialisation in European integration at Corvinus University Budapest and holds an MSc in Public Policy from University College London. Her master dissertation focused on the impact of the 2008-2009 financial crisis on democracy support in Central and Eastern Europe. Krisztina is the Impact Officer of the Global Shapers Brussels Hub.


Link to Krisztina’s alumni profile: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/european-institute/alumni-profile-krisztina-zalnoky