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The company was founded by Professor Dr. Karl Jurka in 1990. Right from the start, the focus of our undertaking has been to maintain a Europe-wide political consulting firm. Offices were opened in Bonn and Vienna, and Professor Dr. Karl Jurka kept a regular presence in Brussels and Paris. After the German reunification and the restoration of Berlin as the nation’s capital, the company’s German headquarter was relocated from Bonn to Berlin.
Building upon more than 20 years of success, Jurka P.S.A. GmbH is now one of the leading European lobbying consulting firms. Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds, including the business sector, financial markets and industry, as well as interest-group associations in a variety of European and non-European countries.
Professor Dr. Karl Jurka
Berlin / Germany
Managing Director, Shareholder.
Professor Dr. Karl Jurka has worked as a political adviser and freelance lobbyist since 1990. He founded Dr. Karl Jurka Politik- und Marketingberatung GmbH in 1990. In 2006, he was awarded the honorary title Professor. Before starting his own business, Professor Dr. Karl Jurka had been acting as head of the directorate general and head of the organisation department of the national ÖVP party leadership for ten years. Professor Dr. Karl Jurka studied law at the University of Vienna and received the doctorate degree in 1977.
Dr. Stefan Zotti
Wien / Austria
Dr. Stefan Zotti, M.E.S., joined Jurka P.S.A. in 2019. 2007 – 2009 Adviser to the Austrian Minister for Science and Research; 2010 – 2013 Member of cabinet of European Commissioner Johannes Hahn. 2016 – 2018 Director General of an Austrian public agency in the field of education and research. Since 2011 part-time lecturer for European policies at various universities of applied sciences and author of several books and articles.
Mag.a Anna Kasten
Paris / France
Senior Consultant / Authorized Representative
In the company since 2006. 2005-2006 Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in Geneva; 2005 European Parliament, office of MEP Prets; 1999-2004 freelance interpreter and translator and language trainer for German as a foreign language; Studies in Business Intelligence at the École Militaire, Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale (IHEDN) in Paris (35 ème Cycle IE); translation and interpreting studies in Spanish and French in Vienna and Las Palmas
Mag.a Anna Kasten
“80 % of our success is based on research and intelligence.”
Jurka P.S.A. has a broad European and international network consisting of high-ranking civil servants and politicians, key-decision makers in industry and businesses, confederations and investors. To offer our clients the best possible service, we cooperate with partners in various countries and from different backgrounds.
The company is member of national and international associations and contributes to developing the sector of public affairs and lobbying further. Jurka P.S.A. is subject to the rules and principles of the following associations:
- de’ge’pol – German Association of Political Consultants
- SEAP – Society of European Affairs Professionals
- OePAV – Austrian Public Affairs Association