Paulien has joined the Professional Organisation for Public Affairs (BVPA). According to Paulien it is important that there is an institution that supports and strenthgens the profession in general. Straightforwardness and transparency are of upmost importance when doing business with stakeholders.
The BVPA is the largest professional association in its field with 600 public affairs professionals. They
- encourage new developments within the field of Public Affairs
- share information
- promote the interests of Dutch Public Affairs Professionals
The BVPA strives to enhance professionalism by sharing and offering knowledge, competences and information within the field of Public Affairs. In addition, the BVPA wants to increase the awareness of the Public Affairs profession among a broader public and aims to improve the reputation of the professional group. Finally, the BVPA acts as spokesman on behalf of the public affairs professionals when it comes to representing the interests of the professional group.